Overview

This collection brings together scholars from fields such as media studies, journalism, popular culture, communication studies, urban studies, political science, visual studies, and women’s studies who have examined the phenomenon of HBO in one way or another from within their specific disciplines. Additionally, the collection is international in both focus and contribution with authors from the United States, Great Britain, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Australia.

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It's Not TV

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Overview

This collection brings together scholars from fields such as media studies, journalism, popular culture, communication studies, urban studies, political science, visual studies, and women’s studies who have examined the phenomenon of HBO in one way or another from within their specific disciplines. Additionally, the collection is international in both focus and contribution with authors from the United States, Great Britain, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Australia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203928868
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/10/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 470 KB

Meet the Author

Marc Leverette is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Colorado State University. He is author of Professional Wrestling, the Myth, the Mat, and American Popular Culture and co-editor of Zombie Culture: Autopsies of the Living Dead and Oh My God, They Deconstructed South Park! Those Bastards!

Brian L. Ott is Associate Professor of Media Studies at Colorado State University. He is author of The Small Screen: How Television Equips Us to Live in the Information Age.

Cara Louise Buckley is Lecturer at Emerson College.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: It's Television. It's HBO, Toby Miller

Introduction: If It's Not TV, Then What?, Marc Leverette, Brian L. Ott, and Cara Buckley-Ott

Part I: Industry and Economics

Introduction: The Not TV Industry, Marc Leverette

1. Para-Television and Discourses of Distinction: The Culture of Production at HBO, Avi Santo

2. And Now No Word from our Sponsors: How HBO Puts the Risk Back Into Television, Tony Kelso

3. Will Yingshuiji Buzz Help HBO Asia?, Shawn McIntosh

4. It's Not TV, it's HBO's Original Programming: Producing Quality TV, Janet McCabe and Kim Akass

Part II: Text and Contexts

Introduction: The Not TV Text, Brian L. Ott

5. Carnivàle: TV Drama without TV Genre, David Marc

6. Challenging Sitcom Conventions: From The Larry Sanders Show to The Comeback, Lisa Williamson

7. "Cocksucker, Motherfucker, Tits," Marc Leverette

8. Baltimore on The Wire: The Tragic Moralism of David Simon, Blake D. Ethridge

Part III: Audiences and Identity

Introduction: The Not TV Audience, Cara Louise Buckley

9. K Street: "Raping HBO" or "What HBO is All About"?, Conor McGrath

10. Praise You Like I Should: Cyberfans and Six Feet Under, Rhiannon Bury

11. Fashion(able/ing) Selves: Consumption, Identity, and Sex and the City, Cara Louise Buckley and Brian L. Ott

12. "No Country for the Infirm": Angels in an Unchanged America, Joanna L. Di Mattia

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