1. Television and Social Change.
The Times They Are a-Changin’.
Television as Public Discourse.
2. Life in the Information Age.
The Information Explosion.
Society through the Lens of Technocapitalism.
Social Anxieties in the Information Age.
3. Hyperconscious Television.
Embracing ‘the Future’: The Attitude of Yes.
The Simpsons as Exemplar.
Symbolic Equipments in Hyperconscious TV.
4. Nostalgia Television.
Celebrating ‘the Past’: The Attitude of No.
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman as Exemplar.
Symbolic Equipments in Nostalgia TV.
5. Television and the Future.
(Re)Viewing the Small Screen.
Life and Television in the Twenty-First Century.
The Next Great Paradigm Shift?.