Maxim Jakubowskis Selection when i was invisible killer on the wall win prizes eligible curtis sittenfeld
Search our site
The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce Read the opening extract of the brand new Rachel Joyce book before its publication on 13/07/2017

Uses of Television by John Hartley
  

Uses of Television

RRP £21.99

Synopsis

Uses of Television by John Hartley

How does television function within society? Why have both its programmes and its audiences been so widely denigrated? Taking inspiration from Richard Hoggarts classic study The Uses of Literacy, John Hartleys new book is a lucid defence of the place of television in our lives, and of the usefulness of television studies. Hartley re-conceptualizes television as a transmodern medium, capable of reuniting government, education and media, and of creating a new kind of cultural teaching which facilitates communication across social and geographical boundaries. He provides a historical framework for the development of both television and television studies, his focus ranging from an analysis of the early documentary Housing Problems, to the much-overlooked cultural impact of the refrigerator.

Reviews

Well illustrated with examples, most of the British or European, the volume makes for one of the more thoughtful assessments of television's role and potential. For extensive collections supporting course work in international communication at the upper-division undergraduate level and above. -Choice, July/August '99


About the Author

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

17th December 1998

Author

John Hartley

More books by John Hartley
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
www.routledge.com

Format

Paperback
260 pages

Categories

Television
Media studies
Sociology & anthropology

ISBN

9780415085090

I love 'try before you buy' extracts. I love the wide range of authors & genres. I love the author info. I love books!

Judi Davies

If you LOVE reading then you will love LOVEREADING! It's a 'novel' idea. Seriously though I could not recommend them enough.

Rebecca Whymark

It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh

I love Lovereading for the wonderful like for like author recommendations and for highlighting new books, it's a great resource for readers!

Lindsay

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

Because of Lovereading I have broadened my reading horizons with some really great books that I probably would never have chosen myself.

Susan Walsh

The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.

Ann Quintilla

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools