Television Genre Book / Edition 2

Television Genre Book / Edition 2

by Glen Creeber
     
 

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ISBN-10: 184457217X

ISBN-13: 9781844572175

Pub. Date: 02/15/2009

Publisher: BFI Publishing

Genre is central to understanding the industrial context and the visual form of television. This new edition of a key textbook brings together leading international scholars to provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the debates, issues and concerns of television genre.

The Television Genre Book is structured in eleven sections which

Overview

Genre is central to understanding the industrial context and the visual form of television. This new edition of a key textbook brings together leading international scholars to provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the debates, issues and concerns of television genre.

The Television Genre Book is structured in eleven sections which introduce the concept of ‘genre’ itself and how it has been understood in television studies, and then address in turn key televisual genres: drama, soap opera, comedy, news, documentary, reality television, children’s television, animation, prime time and day time.

The discussion is illustrated throughout with case studies of classic and contemporary programming from each genre, ranging from The Sopranos to Bleak House and from Monty Python’s Flying Circus to South Park.

The second edition includes selected guides to further reading and a full bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844572175
Publisher:
BFI Publishing
Publication date:
02/15/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

I.What is Genre?
II.Drama
III.Soap Opera
IV.Comedy
V.Popular Entertainment
VI.Children's Television
VII.News
VIII.Documentary

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