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The Television Reader; Critical Perspective in Canadian and US Television Studies

ISBN: 9780195446876 | 0195446879
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pub. Date: 10/12/2012

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The Television Reader: Critical Perspectives in Canadian and US Television Studiesis a core text for Television Studies courses taught at the second- and third-year level. With 27 chapters divided into four parts, our text brings together exciting and contemporary writing in the field of Canadian and US television studies.The Television Readerincludes introductory essays and two brand new chapters written by the editors, as well as 25 previously published articles. The selection of material covers economic, genre, historical, political, technological, and theoretical characteristics of Canadian and US television. The first part of the text, 'Theorizing Television,' discusses theoretical approaches to studying television as a cultural form, a genre, and a mode of communication. Part II, 'History and Characteristics of TV Broadcasting in Canada and the US,' contains readings discussing the similarities and differences, from political and economic perspectives, that shape Canadian and US television. Part III, 'TV Genre: Contexts and Textual Analysis,' includes trendy, relevant readings on genre in television. The fourth part, 'Emerging Trends in Television Studies,' examines the future of both general television and Canadian television. Finally, each part is accompanied by suggestions for further reading and chapter-specific discussion questions to further student engagement and understanding.

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