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American Television: New Directions in History and Theory [NOOK Book]


First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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American Television: New Directions in History and Theory

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First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Editorial Reviews

Mide Budd
This is cutting edge' historical and critical research. The field needs basic and defining scholarship, and this volume will make a significant contribution to that prior project. There is really nothing quite like this book, which both advances and consolidates knowledge about television.
Clay Steinman
This is the most stimulating collection of articles on television that I have ever seen. It brings together classic historical work from major authors and new material that is wide-ranging, first-rate and conversant with current debates. With this book, we are lucky to have in easy reach so much that is so rich.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series
Pt. I The Establishment of American Television: Industrial Organization and Social Meaning in the 1950s 1
1 The Rise of the Telefilm and the Network's Hegemony Over the Motion Picture Industry 3
2 Failed Opportunities: The Integration of the US Motion Picture and Television Industries 23
3 The Meaning of Memory: Family, Class, and Ethnicity in Early Network Television 37
Pt. II Cultural Theory and Network Television: Mapping Economy and Subjectivity 67
4 The Political Economy of the Television (Super) Text 69
5 Viewing Television: The Metapsychology of Endless Consumption 81
6 TV Through the Looking Glass 97
Pt. III Television Formats and the Inscription of Gender 121
7 Speculations on the Relationship Between Soap Opera and Melodrama 123
8 The Return of the Unrepressed: Male Desire, Gender, and Genre 145
9 On Commuting Between Television Fiction and Real Life 169
Pt. IV Video Transformations: Gaming, Pictorialization, Surveillance 191
10 Performing Style: Industrial Strength Semiotics and the Basic Televisual Apparatus 193
11 Surveying the Surveilled: Video, Space and Subjectivity 223
12 Playing With Power on Saturday Morning Television and on Home Video Games 255
Index 287
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