"A Companion to Television" is a magisterial collection of 31 original essays that charter the field of television studies over the past century. It explores a diverse range of topics and theories that have led to television's current incarnation, and predict its likely future. It covers technology and aesthetics, television's relationship to the state, televisual commerce; texts, representation, genre, internationalism, and audience reception and effects. It includes essays by an international group of first-rate scholars. For information, news, and content from Blackwell's reference publishing program please visit website.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 648
Weight: 1260 g
Dimensions: 249 x 179 x 40 mm
"Janet Wasko, one of our most distinguished media analysts, has assembled a veritable 'dream team' of authors to write about television. Drawing on multiple disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, this impressive new volume will shift our thinking profoundly about an object that continues to fascinate and frustrate both those who will its demise, and those who welcome its triumphs." Toby Miller, University of California, Riverside "We need more accounts of television that really push at the interconnections of economy, institution and culture. This ambitious collection, often comparative and historical, hits the spot admirably." John Corner, University of Liverpool "The volume comprehensively maps the terrain of television studies with an impressive line-up of authors. Each provides a state-of-the-art overview of a key topic, resulting in a stimulating diversity of historical, international, and multidisciplinary perspectives." Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics "Jaent Wasko's book provides a wealth of information, interesting analyses, and fruitful theoretical discussions." Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television