• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Television Entertainment - Communication and Society (Hardback)
  • Television Entertainment - Communication and Society (Hardback)
zoom

Television Entertainment - Communication and Society (Hardback)

(author)
£83.99
Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 19/03/2008
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Television entertainment rules supreme, one of the world's most important disseminators of information, ideas, and amusement. More than a parade of little figures in a box, it is deeply embedded in everyday life, in how we think, what we think and care about, and who we think and care about it with.

But is television entertainment art? Why do so many love it and so many hate or fear it? Does it offer a window to the world, or images of a fake world? How is it political and how does it address us as citizens? What powers does it hold, and what powers do we have over it? Or, for that matter, what is television these days, in an era of rapidly developing technologies, media platforms, and globalization? Written especially for students, Television Entertainment addresses these and other key questions that we regularly ask, or should ask. Jonathan Gray offers a lively and dynamic, thematically based overview with examples from recent and current television, including Lost, reality television, The Sopranos, The Simpsons, political satire, Grey's Anatomy, The West Wing, soaps, and 24.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415772235
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Even as media research internationalises and digital convergence shifts earlier assumptions, US television remains a crucial reference-point. In this elegantly written book, Jonathan Gray confirms he is one of our most sure-footed guides through television's complex intersections between politics and entertainment, economics and signification, pleasure and power. Highly recommended!' - Nick Couldry, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

'Television Entertainment is masterful in both its breadth and detail. Gray compellingly and accessibly weaves together the current thinking on television entertainment and skillfully engages an extraordinary range of the most recent literature. The book provides an essential starting point for understanding the past and present of many key topics in television studies.' - Amanda D. Lotz, University of Michigan, USA

'Gray's theoretical and critical overview is comprehensive, his programming examples are specific, his analysis is extended and thoughtful, his questions are provocative, his tone is balanced, and his prose is jargon-free. This book is likely to inspire further inspiration... Highly recommended.' - CHOICE

'Through complex and dense, yet well-structured and clear, arguments, the book offers a valuable and insightful overview of television entertainment. Dynamically establishing this broad yet distinct category in television and media studies, it is a helpful tool for teaching and opens the way for further research in this area. - Critical Studies in Television

You may also be interested in...

The Devil Rides Out
Added to basket
Doctor Who: Light-Up Tardis Kit
Added to basket
£6.99   £6.98
Mixed media product
At My Mother's Knee...
Added to basket
In Plain Sight
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Fry Chronicles
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Star Trek: Light-Up Starship Enterprise
Added to basket
So, Anyway...
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.49
Paperback
Moab Is My Washpot
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Top Gear: The Cool 500
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Not That Kind of Girl
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
How Do You Want Me?
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
And It's Goodnight from Him . . .
Added to basket
Camp David
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Countryfile: Adam's Farm
Added to basket
Is It Just Me?
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Life on Air
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.