Television entertainment / Jonathan Gray.

Gray, Jonathan (Jonathan Alan) [Browse]
New York : Routledge, c2008.
209 p. ; 24 cm.


Communication and society
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Television entertainment rules supreme, one of the world's most important disseminators of information, ideas, and amusement. More than a parade of little figures in a box, it is deeply embedded in everyday life, in how we think, what we think and care about, and who we think and care about it with. But is television entertainment art? Why do so many love it and so many hate or fear it? Does it offer a window to the world, or images of a fake world? How is it political and how does it address us as citizens? What powers does it hold, and what powers do we have over it? Or, for that matter, what is television these days, in an era of rapidly developing technologies, media platforms, and globalization? Television Entertainment addresses these and other key questions that we regularly ask, or should ask, offering a lively and dynamic, thematically based overview that offers examples from recent and current television, including Lost, reality television, The Sopranos, The Simpsons, political satire, Grey's Anatomy, The West Wing, soaps, and 24 . Publisher description.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Committed to retain in perpetuity — ReCAP Shared Collection (HUL)
  • What is television entertainment?
  • Art with strings attached: creativity, innovation, and industry
  • Broadcasting identities: affect, fantasy, and meaning
  • Television unboxed: expansion, overflow, and synergy
  • Keeping it real: reality and representation
  • Plugging in: politics and citizenship
  • Channel interference: television and power.
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