Demon in the Box: Jews, Arabs, Politics and Culture in the Making of Israeli Televsion (Hardback)Tasha G. Oren (author)
Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 16/06/2004
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What does a country's television programming say about its deep character, beliefs, dreams and fears? Here, Tasha G. Oren recounts the volatile history of Israeli television and aiming to reveal the history of the nation itself. Initially rejected as a corrupting influence on "the people of the book", television became the object of fantasies and anxieties that went to the heart of Israel's most pressing concerns: Arab-Israeli relations, immigration and the forging of a modern Israeli. Television broadcasting was aimed toward external relations - the flow of messages across borders, Arab-Israeli conflict, and the shaping of public opinion worldwide - as much as it was toward internal needs and interests. Through archival research and analysis of public scandals and early programmes, Oren traces Israeli television's transformation from a feared agent of decadence to a powerful national communication tool, and eventally, to a vastly popular entertainment medium.
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
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