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Recently Published

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

The New Narcissus in the Age of Reality Television by Megan (Prairie View A&M University, USA) Collins The New Narcissus in the Age of Reality Television
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This book explores the emergence and encouragement of the new narcissus in our society and the ways in which this is portrayed in reality television. Through studies of well-known reality shows, including Toddlers and Tiaras, Hoarders, Sister Wives, Catfish: The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

The Antihero in American Television by Margrethe Bruun (University of Kent, UK) Vaage The Antihero in American Television
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The antihero prevails in recent American drama television series. Characters such as mobster kingpin Tony Soprano (The Sopranos), meth cook and gangster-in-the-making Walter White (Breaking Bad) and serial killer Dexter Morgan (Dexter) are not morally good, so how do these...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

Television Drama in Israel Identities in Post-TV Culture by Itay (Tel Aviv University, Israel) Harlap Television Drama in Israel Identities in Post-TV Culture
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Israeli television, currently celebrating fifty years of broadcasting, has become one of the most important content sources on the international TV drama market, when serials such as Homeland, Hostages, Fauda, Zaguory Empire and In Treatment were bought by international networks,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Transnational European Television Drama Production, Genres and Audiences by Ib Bondebjerg, Henrik Sondergaard Transnational European Television Drama Production, Genres and Audiences
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This book deals with the role of television drama in Europe as enabler of transnational, cultural encounters for audiences and the creative community. Based on data on the production, distribution and reception of recent TV drama from several European countries,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

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

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

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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The authors position the development of Nordic Noir in the global market for popular television drama and place the international attention towards Nordic crime dramas within regional development of drama production in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland.
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2017

Coming Soon

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

Other books in this genre

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

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: 01/09/2017

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: 22/08/2017

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: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

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

This book examines representations of housework and gender in popular television shows of the 1950s through the 1980s. It challenges the notion that housework is a mechanism through which female characters are marginalized, instead arguing that it highlights strength that...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/07/2017

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: 18/07/2017

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

Television on Demand Curatorial Culture and the Transformation of TV by M.J. Robinson Television on Demand Curatorial Culture and the Transformation of TV

Since 2010 curation has become a marketing buzzword. Wrenched from its traditional home in the world of high art, everything from food to bed linens to dog toys now finds itself subject to this formerly rarified activity. Most of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

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