This is the first collection of scholarly articles to be published specifically on Australian television. Although media studies are part of the curriculum in Australia, there are still few books which deal specifically with Australian television. It applies the benefits of contemporary developments in media and cultural studies to the analysis of Australian television, covering a wide range of programming and theoretical issues. The contributors to ***Australian Television*** include some of the leading researchers in Australian television and cultural studies and their articles employ a wide range of methods -- from semiotic analyses to cultural histories. Despite their dealings with often quite sophisticated problems, the chapters are written in an accessible and lively manner. This is an important collection which opens out space for more informed and challenging discussions of Australia's television culture -- its programmes, its meanings, its pleasures and its politics. It will be an invaluable text for courses in communication studies, cultural studies and Australian studies. John Tulloch is Associate Professor in Mass Communications at Macquarie University; Graeme Turner is a senior lecturer in the School of Communication at Queensland Institute of Technology. The contributors include some of the leading researchers in Australian television and cultural studies. Contributors: Alber Moran, Tom O'Regan, Graeme Turner, Stuart Cunningham, Ann Curthoys, John Docker, John Fiske, Dugald Williamson, Philip Bell, Kathe Boehinger, John Tulloch, John Hartley, Bob Hodge, Theo van Leeuwen. This book is intended for students and researchers in communication and cultural studies.
Publisher: Allen & Unwin