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From the Publisher"In this incredibly handy book, Gray and Lotz offer a concise,clear guide to state-of-the-art thinking. Covering how TV studiesshould be done; its history and its key aspect; and the importanceof studying context alongside the classic trio ofindustry-program-audience, this 'Short Introduction' consistentlymakes the case for TV Studies' contemporary relevance, as well asfor TV's cultural importance. The Meanings and technologies oftelevision may be changing, but Gray and Lotz are supremelyswitched-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 fieldavailable. Gray and Lotz present a comprehensive synthesis of thetheories and methods that have defined television studies so far,bringing together a wide range of critical models for studying themedium's past, present and future. Undergraduates will love thishighly engaging book."
Laurie Ouellette, University of Minnesota