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See below for a selection of the latest books from TV & society category. Presented with a red border are the TV & society books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great TV & society books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Sitcom

The Sitcom

Author: Jeremy G. Butler Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2019

In this new Routledge Television Guidebook, Jeremy G. Butler studies our love-hate relationship with the durable sitcom, analyzing the genre's position as a major media artefact within American culture and providing a historical overview of its evolution in the US. Everyone loves the sitcom genre; and yet, paradoxically, everyone hates the sitcom, too. This book examines themes of gender, race, ethnicity, and the family that are always at the core of humor in our culture, tracking how those discourses are embedded in the sitcom's relatively rigid storytelling structures. Butler pays particular attention to the sitcom's position in today's post-network media landscape and sample analyses of Sex and the City, Black-ish, The Simpsons, and The Andy Griffith Show illuminate how the sitcom is infused with foundational American values. At once contemporary and reflective, The Sitcom is a must-read for students and scholars of television, comedy, and broader media studies, and a great classroom text.

The Sitcom

The Sitcom

Author: Jeremy G. Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2019

In this new Routledge Television Guidebook, Jeremy G. Butler studies our love-hate relationship with the durable sitcom, analyzing the genre's position as a major media artefact within American culture and providing a historical overview of its evolution in the US. Everyone loves the sitcom genre; and yet, paradoxically, everyone hates the sitcom, too. This book examines themes of gender, race, ethnicity, and the family that are always at the core of humor in our culture, tracking how those discourses are embedded in the sitcom's relatively rigid storytelling structures. Butler pays particular attention to the sitcom's position in today's post-network media landscape and sample analyses of Sex and the City, Black-ish, The Simpsons, and The Andy Griffith Show illuminate how the sitcom is infused with foundational American values. At once contemporary and reflective, The Sitcom is a must-read for students and scholars of television, comedy, and broader media studies, and a great classroom text.

The Routledge Companion to Global Television

The Routledge Companion to Global Television

Author: Shawn Shimpach Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/11/2019

Featuring scholarly perspectives from around the globe and drawing on a legacy of television studies, but with an eye toward the future, this authoritative collection examines both the thoroughly global nature of television and the multiple and varied experiences that constitute television in the twenty-first century. Companion chapters include original essays by some of the leading scholars of television studies as well as emerging voices engaging television on six continents, offering readers a truly global range of perspectives. The volume features multidisciplinary analyses that offer models and guides for the study of global television, with approaches focused on the theories, audiences, content, culture, and institutions of television. A wide array of examples and case studies engage the transforming practices, technologies, systems, and texts constituing television around the world today, providing readers with a contemporary and multi-faceted perspective. In this volume, editor Shawn Shimpach has brought together an essential guide to understanding television in the world today, how it works and what it means - perfect for students, scholars, and anyone else interested in television, global media studies, and beyond.

Myth of the Western New Perspectives on Hollywood's Frontier Narrative

Myth of the Western New Perspectives on Hollywood's Frontier Narrative

Author: Matthew Carter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2019

Offers significant re readings of key classic and contemporary Westerns. Myth of the Western re invigorates the debate surrounding the relationship between the Western and frontier mythology, arguing for the importance of the genre's socio cultural, historical and political dimensions. Taking a number of critical theoretical and philosophical approaches, Matthew Carter applies them to prominent forms of frontier historiography. He also considers the historiographic element of the Western by exploring the different ways in which the genre has responded to the issues raised by the frontier. Carter skilfully argues that the genre has - and continues to reveal - the complexities and contradictions at the heart of US society. With its clear analyses of and intellectual challenges to the film scholarship that has developed around the Western over a 65 year period, this book adds new depth to our understanding of specific film texts and of the genre as a whole - a welcome resource for students and scholars in both Film Studies and American Studies.

Rethinking Television Formats A New Theory from the Margin

Rethinking Television Formats A New Theory from the Margin

Author: Sharon (Georgia State University, USA) Shahaf Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2019

Over the last two decades television formats have been at the crux of a radical transformation in global television. The new environment created by the rise of the format trade is characterized by an extraordinary increase and intensification in the sources, directions, and volume of exchange of new televisual concepts or formulas. One of the most notable changes in this new marketplace is the rise of small players in locations that were inherently marginalized and isolated in the old world of television. Rethinking Television Formats focuses on the unlikely Israeli turn of fortune in the era of the global format to tell a wider, and alternative story about the very nature of formats. In tracing Israeli television's rise to be a leader in designing and distributing globally tradable innovative televisual concepts, this book explores the deeper reasons that allowed formats to so radically transform long held hierarchies in the global television system.

Teen TV

Teen TV

Author: Stefania Marghitu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2019

Teen TV presents the history of television's relationship to teens as a desired, but elusive audience and the ways that television has at times embraced youth subcultures. Focusing on the thematic concerns and narrative structure of the coming of age story, the prevalent genres of teen TV - soap opera, sitcom and reality show - and milestones faced by teen characters like sex, bullying, partying, depression and coming out, Ellen Seiter and Stefania Marghitu compare episodes across some of the best and most popular teen series of the last sixty years. Case studies include interviews with directors to discuss the particular challeneges of creating teen series for network television including Freaks and Geeks' Paul Feig and Malcom in the Middle's Ken Kwapis. Other shows discussed include Gossip Girl, Skins, Degrassi, Friday Night Lights, Growing Pains and more.

Teen TV

Teen TV

Author: Ellen Seiter, Stefania Marghitu Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2019

Teen TV presents the history of television's relationship to teens as a desired, but elusive audience and the ways that television has at times embraced youth subcultures. Focusing on the thematic concerns and narrative structure of the coming of age story, the prevalent genres of teen TV - soap opera, sitcom and reality show - and milestones faced by teen characters like sex, bullying, partying, depression and coming out, Ellen Seiter and Stefania Marghitu compare episodes across some of the best and most popular teen series of the last sixty years. Case studies include interviews with directors to discuss the particular challeneges of creating teen series for network television including Freaks and Geeks' Paul Feig and Malcom in the Middle's Ken Kwapis. Other shows discussed include Gossip Girl, Skins, Degrassi, Friday Night Lights, Growing Pains and more.

An Introduction to Television Studies

An Introduction to Television Studies

Author: Jonathan (University of Reading, UK) Bignell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2019

An Introduction to Television Studies provides students with a comprehensive framework for understanding the key concepts and main approaches to television studies. Topics covered include: audience research, television history and broadcasting policy and the analytical study of individual programmes. Updates to this 4th edition will include: new case studies throughout, including Game of Thrones and Sherlock greater discussion of HBO, Netflix, and other premium delivery services new material on convergence of television with digital and online technologies expanded coverage of audience studies and fandom, exploring areas such as `cosplay'.

An Introduction to Television Studies

An Introduction to Television Studies

Author: Jonathan (University of Reading, UK) Bignell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2019

An Introduction to Television Studies provides students with a comprehensive framework for understanding the key concepts and main approaches to television studies. Topics covered include: audience research, television history and broadcasting policy and the analytical study of individual programmes. Updates to this 4th edition will include: new case studies throughout, including Game of Thrones and Sherlock greater discussion of HBO, Netflix, and other premium delivery services new material on convergence of television with digital and online technologies expanded coverage of audience studies and fandom, exploring areas such as `cosplay'.

Human Rights, Iranian Migrants, and State Media From Media Portrayal to Civil Reality

Human Rights, Iranian Migrants, and State Media From Media Portrayal to Civil Reality

Author: Shabnam Moinipour Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2019

This book offers a detailed analysis of the Islamic Republic of Iran's approach towards human rights in the media. It looks at the state-owned and state-controlled Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), employing content analysis and multimodal critical discourse analysis to explore its underlying strategies in portraying the international rights norms. The book also features analysis of surveys and interviews of recent Iranian migrants to determine the extent to which the Iranian public is aware of human rights principles and their views on whether and how the international rights norms are portrayed on IRIB.

ISIS and the Pornography of Violence

ISIS and the Pornography of Violence

Author: Simon Cottee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2019