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Rerun Nation: How Repeats Invented American Television / Edition 1

Rerun Nation: How Repeats Invented American Television / Edition 1

by Derek Kompare, Kompare Kompare
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415970547

ISBN-13: 9780415970549

Pub. Date: 10/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Rerun Nation is a fascinating approach to television history and theory through the ubiquitous yet overlooked phenomenon of reruns. Kompare covers both historical and conceptual ground, weaving together a refresher course in the history of television with a critical analysis of how reruns have shaped the cultural, economic, and legal terrains of American

Overview

Rerun Nation is a fascinating approach to television history and theory through the ubiquitous yet overlooked phenomenon of reruns. Kompare covers both historical and conceptual ground, weaving together a refresher course in the history of television with a critical analysis of how reruns have shaped the cultural, economic, and legal terrains of American television. Given the expanding use of past media texts not only in the United States, but also in virtually every media-rich society, this book addresses a critical facet of everyday life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415970549
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
1. Industrializing Culture: The Regime of Repetition in the United States, 1790-1920
2. Transcribed Adventures: Radio and the Recording
3. ® : Film on Early Television
4. Familiarity Breeds Content: Reconfiguring Television in the 1960s and 1970s
5. Our Television Heritage: Reconceiving Past Television
6. Old Wine in New Bottles: Broadcast Rerun Syndication since the 1980s
7. TV Land: Cable and Satellite as Boutique Television
8. Acquisitive Repetition: Home Video and the Television Heritage
CONCLUSION
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY

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