Televisuality / Edition 1

Televisuality / Edition 1

by John T Caldwell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813521645

ISBN-13: 9780813521640

Pub. Date: 07/01/1995

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Caldwell calls for a 'desegregation' of theory and practice in media scholarship and for an end to the willful blindness of 'high theory.'  See more details below

Overview

Caldwell calls for a 'desegregation' of theory and practice in media scholarship and for an end to the willful blindness of 'high theory.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813521640
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
07/01/1995
Series:
Communications, Media, and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Excessive Style: The Crisis of Network Television3
2Unwanted Houseguests and Altered States: A Short History of Aesthetic Posturing32
3Modes of Production: The Televisual Apparatus73
4Boutique: Designer Television/Auteurist Spin Doctoring105
5Franchiser: Digital Packaging/Industrial-Strength Semiotics134
6Loss Leader: Event Status Programming/Exhibitionist History160
7Trash TV: Thrift-Shop Video/More Is More193
8Tabloid TV: Styled Live/Ontological Stripmall223
9Televisual Audience: Interactive Pizza249
10Televisual Economy: Recessionary Aesthetics284
11Televisual Politics: Negotiating Race in the L.A. Rebellion302
Postscript: Intellectual Culture, Image, and Iconoclasm336
Notes359
Bibliography407
Index423

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