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Based on an American television show, of the same name, it brims with Michael Moore's special brand of subversive humour that melds outright silliness with poignant realisation. From the oh–so–obvious Serial Killer Next Door who's ignored by his…

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* Are cultural identities socially constructed? * How are race, nation, sex and gender constructed and represented on television? * What is the impact of globalization on television and cultural identities? This introductory text examines issues of television and…

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It is called, with deceptive simplicity, The Village. It is the world of tomorrow, or today. A man known only as Number 6 enters its storybook-like confines. He will learn, over and over again, that inside it there is no freedom, and from it there is no escape.…

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The Holocaust holds a unique place in American public culture, and, as Jeffrey Shandler argues in While America Watches, it is television, more than any other medium, that has brought the Holocaust into our homes, our hearts, and our minds. Much has been written…

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Do you remember when your TV screen was only ten inches wide, when it broadcast only five hours a day. When neighbors came in every Saturday nights watch Sid Caesar and kids were in every afternoon to see Howdy Doody? Max Wilk, one of television's first writers,…

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This book identifies, documents, and analyzes the major dimensions of U.S. prime-time TV content. By exmining fictional TV series run in prime-time and on Saturday mornings over three seasons, the author and his research team have put together a fascinating study…

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ESPN: The Uncensored History is the first book to provide a critical analysis of the 20-year history of Americas original and largest sports network. Through information gleaned from internal documents, police and court records, and interviews with network…

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First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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This volume examines the relationship between the development and functioning of television and concrete political and economic processes in the third world. Antonio Menendez Alarcon focuses on the Dominican Republic, where television was introduced by a dictator…

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Imagine yourself at home on your couch, contractually obligated to remain in front of your satellite-rigged television for a period of seven days, at the end of which you will produce a funny but penetrating account of your journey--a virtual one--through the…

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In this broad-ranging text, Peter Dahlgren clarifies the underlying theoretical concepts of civil society and the public sphere, and relates these to a critical analysis of the practice of television as journalism, as information and as entertainment. He…

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The latest addition to the Media and Society Series, Meanings of the Medium takes a new approach to the study of the past, present, and future of television. Most of its authors are not media experts but literary critics, philosophers, rhetoricians, and…