Television: An International History / Edition 2

Television: An International History / Edition 2

by Anthony Smith
     
 

Here is a fully revised and expanded new edition of a major international history of our most influential cultural phenomenon. Readers will find an invaluable resource that describes television and its advantages from its technical conception in the 19th century through the bewildering multimedia developments of the present. 24 pages of color and b&w plates. See more details below

Overview

Here is a fully revised and expanded new edition of a major international history of our most influential cultural phenomenon. Readers will find an invaluable resource that describes television and its advantages from its technical conception in the 19th century through the bewildering multimedia developments of the present. 24 pages of color and b&w plates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198159285
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction1
Pt. 1Origins and Institutions7
1The Invention of Television9
2The Beginnings of American Television23
3Television as a Public Service Medium38
Pt. 2Forms and Genres55
4Drama and Entertainment57
5Non-Fiction Television69
6Sport85
7Political Ceremony and Instant History97
Pt. 3Television and Society107
8Television in the Home and Family109
9Taste, Decency, and Standards122
10Terrorism132
Pt. 4Television across the World145
11The American Networks147
12Canada162
13Japan169
14The Arab World182
15The Third World188
16South Asia201
17Australia208
18Scandinavia, Netherlands, and Belgium223
19Africa234
20Greater China247
21Latin America254
Epilogue: The Future264
Further Reading268
Television Museums and Archives280
Index283

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