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Telenovelas in Pan-Latino Context by June Carolyn (David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard, USA) Erlick Telenovelas in Pan-Latino Context
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This concise book provides an accessible overview of the history of the telenovela in Latin America within a pan-Latino context, including the way the genre crosses borders between Latin America and the United States. Telenovelas, a distinct variety of soap...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2017

Telenovelas in Pan-Latino Context by June Carolyn (David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard, USA) Erlick Telenovelas in Pan-Latino Context
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This concise book provides an accessible overview of the history of the telenovela in Latin America within a pan-Latino context, including the way the genre crosses borders between Latin America and the United States. Telenovelas, a distinct variety of soap...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/09/2017

Sports Television by Victoria E. Johnson Sports Television

Readers of the Routledge Television Guidebook on Sports will be introduced to the history of sports television in the United States, the genre's definition, and its critical significance for the business practices, formal properties, and social, cultural, and political meanings...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2017

Sports Television by Victoria E. Johnson Sports Television

Readers of the Routledge Television Guidebook on Sports will be introduced to the history of sports television in the United States, the genre's definition, and its critical significance for the business practices, formal properties, and social, cultural, and political meanings...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

The World of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood by Mark J. P. Wolf The World of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Unlike many children's television shows, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood did more than simply entertain or occupy children's attention. The show educated them in the affective domain, encouraging such things as appreciation for difference, collaboration, self-expression, and self-worth. It also introduced them...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Writing Hollywood The Work and Professional Culture of Television Writers by Patricia F. Phalen Writing Hollywood The Work and Professional Culture of Television Writers

Writing Hollywood highlights the writing process in the production of television drama and comedy series in the U.S. The way writers do their jobs is heavily dependent not only on the demands of commercial business, but also on the uncertainties...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2017

Locating Nordic Noir From Beck to The Bridge by Anne Marit Waade, Kim Toft Hansen Locating Nordic Noir From Beck to The Bridge
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This book is a comprehensive study of Nordic Noir television drama from the 1990's until today. The authors introduce the history of contemporary Nordic Noir from the perspective of place, production and location studies. The chapters include readings of well-known...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/08/2017

The Evolution of Black Women in Television Mammies, Matriarchs and Mistresses by Imani M. (The George Washington University, USA) Cheers The Evolution of Black Women in Television Mammies, Matriarchs and Mistresses
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This book seeks to interrogate the representation of Black women in television. Cheers explores how the increase of Black women in media ownership and creative executive roles (producers, showrunners, directors and writers) in the last 30 years affected the fundamental...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/07/2017

Coming Soon

Horror Television in the Age of Consumption Binging on Fear by Kimberly (Florida Gulf Coast University, USA) Jackson Horror Television in the Age of Consumption Binging on Fear
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Characterized as it is by its interest in and engagement with the supernatural, psycho-social formations, the gothic, and issues of identity and subjectivity, horror has long functioned as an allegorical device for interrogations into the seamier side of cultural foundations....
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2017

History TV by Allison (University of California - Irvine, USA) Perlman History TV
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This guidebook offers a critical introduction to history TV. Allison Perlman provides an accessible and engaging model to unpack the meanings of history and TV, and explores topics that include documentary, the mini-series, network branding, and reality TV. Through fictional...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/12/2017

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Housework and Gender in American Television Coming Clean by Kristi Rowan Humphreys Housework and Gender in American Television Coming Clean


Format: Paperback - Released: 20/07/2017

Resonances of El Chavo del Ocho in Latin American Childhood, Schooling, and Societies by Daniel (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA) Friedrich Resonances of El Chavo del Ocho in Latin American Childhood, Schooling, and Societies
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El Chavo del Ocho is one of the most influential pieces of popular culture to have hit Latin America in the last 50 years, having, at the peak of its popularity in the mid-1970s, reached an approximate audience of 350...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Feminism, Gender, and Politics in NBC's Parks and Recreation by Erika Engstrom Feminism, Gender, and Politics in NBC's Parks and Recreation

Widely hailed as one of the best feminist-oriented series on television, NBC's Parks and Recreation (2009-2015) presents a multifaceted text for examining the incorporation of feminist ideology into its storylines. This book analyzes the various ways the series presented feminism...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/04/2017

The Sitcom by Jeremy G. Butler The Sitcom

In this new Routledge Television Guidebook, Butler analyzes the sitcom's position as a major media artefact within American culture and will provide a historical overview of the genre as it has evolved in the US. Butler examines discourses of gender,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/04/2017

The Sitcom by Jeremy G. Butler The Sitcom

In this new Routledge Television Guidebook, Butler analyzes the sitcom's position as a major media artefact within American culture and will provide a historical overview of the genre as it has evolved in the US. Butler examines discourses of gender,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/04/2017

Broadcasting and National Imagination in Post-Communist Latvia Defining the Nation, Defining Public Television by Janis J. Juzefovics Broadcasting and National Imagination in Post-Communist Latvia Defining the Nation, Defining Public Television

Building on Hirschman s influential theory of exit, voice and loyalty, which makes it possible to see viewing choices audiences make as an act of agency, in combination with theoretical tools developed within the framework of social constructionist approaches to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2017

Reality TV by Jon Kraszewski Reality TV

From early first-wave programs such as Candid Camera, An American Family, and The Real World to the shows on our television screens and portable devices today, reality television consistently takes us to cities-such as New York, Los Angeles, and Boston-to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2017

Writing for Television by Sir Basil Bartlett Writing for Television

This book, first published in 1955, was written at the request of the BBC in an attempt to help the professional writer to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the television medium. This title will be of interest to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2017

Reality TV by Jon Kraszewski Reality TV

From early first-wave programs such as Candid Camera, An American Family, and The Real World to the shows on our television screens and portable devices today, reality television consistently takes us to cities-such as New York, Los Angeles, and Boston-to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/03/2017

Girlhood on Disney Channel Branding, Celebrity, and Femininity by Morgan Genevieve Blue Girlhood on Disney Channel Branding, Celebrity, and Femininity

Since the early 2000s, Disney Channel has been dominated by original live-action programming popular among tween girls. The shows' successes rely not only on their popularity among girl audiences, but also on the development of star personae by girl performers,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2017

Republic on the Wire Cable Television, Pluralism, and the Politics of New Technologies, 1948-1984 by John McMurria Republic on the Wire Cable Television, Pluralism, and the Politics of New Technologies, 1948-1984

The history of cable television in America is far older than networks like MTV, ESPN, and HBO, which are so familiar to us today. Tracing the origins of cable TV back to the late 1940s, media scholar John McMurria also...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2017

The Politics of HBO's The Wire Everything is Connected by Shirin (Western Washington University, USA) Deylami The Politics of HBO's The Wire Everything is Connected
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This innovative new work suggests that The Wire reflects, not simply a cultural take on contemporary America, but a structural critique of the conditions of late-modernity and global capitalism. As such, it is a visual text worth investigating and exploring...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2016

Television for Women New Directions by Rachel (University of Warwick, UK) Moseley Television for Women New Directions
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Television for Women brings together emerging and established scholars to reconsider the question of 'television for women'. In the context of the 2000s, when the potential meanings of both terms have expanded and changed so significantly, in what ways might...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/11/2016

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