Rerun Nation: How Repeats Invented American Television

Rerun Nation: How Repeats Invented American Television

by Derek Kompare
     
 

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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 AmericanSee more details below

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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.

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"In this compelling contribution to the field, Kompare argues that repetition, rather than liveness or presentness, is 'the primary structuring factor of commercial television in the United States.'"— Sharon Sharp, Film Quarterly

2006 SCMS Kovacs Book Award: Honorable Mention

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135877811
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/13/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,062,517
File size:
0 MB

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