Television Studies

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Television Studies provides an overview of the origins, central ideas, and intellectual traditions of television studies. The book charts the establishment of the field, and examines its various approaches and objects of study.

What have been the primary areas of inquiry in television studies? Why and how did these areas develop? How have scholars studied them? How are they developing? What have been television studies’ key works? The book answers these questions, by tracing the...

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Overview

Television Studies provides an overview of the origins, central ideas, and intellectual traditions of television studies. The book charts the establishment of the field, and examines its various approaches and objects of study.

What have been the primary areas of inquiry in television studies? Why and how did these areas develop? How have scholars studied them? How are they developing? What have been television studies’ key works? The book answers these questions, by tracing the history of the field right up to present and emerging scholarship.

For all those wondering how to study television, or even why to study television, Television Studies will provide a clear and engaging overview of key topics. The book works as a stand-alone introduction and by placing key works in a broader context it can also provide an excellent basis for an entire course.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A fantastic resource for scholars because it is an essential look back at the formation of the field, which makes the road ahead easier to see."

"A fantastic resource for scholars because it is an essential look back at the formation of the field, which makes the road ahead easier to see."Communication Research Trends

"In this incredibly handy book, Gray and Lotz offer a concise, clear guide to state-of-the-art thinking. Covering how TV studies should be done; its history and its key aspect; and the importance of studying context alongside the classic trio of industry-program-audience, this 'Short Introduction' consistently makes the case for TV Studies' contemporary relevance, as well as for TV's cultural importance. The Meanings and technologies of television may be changing, but Gray and Lotz are supremely switched-on guides to the subject. If some shows are must-sees, then this is the intellectual equivalent - a must-read."
Matt Hills, Cardiff University

"Television Studies is the best introduction to the field available. Gray and Lotz present a comprehensive synthesis of the theories and methods that have defined television studies so far, bringing together a wide range of critical models for studying the medium's past, present and future. Undergraduates will love this highly engaging book."
Laurie Ouellette, University of Minnesota

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745650999
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/22/2011
  • Series: Polity Short Introductions Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,256,118
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Gray is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Amanda Lotz is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at University of Michigan.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1: Programs
2: Audiences
3: Industries
4: Contexts
5: Conclusion
Index

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