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The SAGE Handbook of Television Studies


© 2014 | 480 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"Genuinely transnational in content, as sensitive to the importance of production as consumption, covering the full range of approaches from political economy to textual analysis, and written by a star-studded cast of contributors"
- Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner, University of Queensland

 "Finally, we have before us a first rate, and wide ranging volume that reframes television studies afresh, boldly synthesising debates in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences...This volume should be in every library and media scholar’s bookshelf."
- Professor Ravi Sundaram, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies

Bringing together a truly international spread of contributors from across the UK, US, South America, Mexico and Australia, this Handbook charts the field of television studies from issues of ownership and regulation through to reception and consumption.

Separate chapters are dedicated to examining the roles of journalists, writers, cinematographers, producers and manufacturers in the production process, whilst others explore different formats including sport, novella and soap opera, news and current affairs, music and reality TV. The final section analyses the pivotal role played by audiences in the contexts of gender, race and class, and spans a range of topics from effects studies to audience consumption.

The SAGE Handbook of Television Studies is an essential reference work for all advanced undergraduates, graduate students and academics across broadcasting, mass communication and media studies.
 
PART 1: OWNERSHIP AND REGULATION
Des Freedman
How to Study Ownership and Regulation
Allison Perlman
Regulation and Ownership in the United States
Martin Becerra, Guillermo Mastrini and Silvio Waisbord
Television in Latin America: From Commercialism to Reform?
Ruth Teer-Tomaselli
Ownership and Regulation of Television in Anglophone Africa
Stylianos Papathanassopoulos
Ownership and Regulation in Europe
Paschal Preston and Roderick Flynn
International Regulation and Organizations
Arvind Rajagopal
Television in India: Ideas, Institutions and Practices
Guillermo Orozco
Mexican Research on TV: A Tradition Framed By a Powerful Quasi-Monopolistic TV System
 
PART 2: MAKERS AND MAKING
Miranda J. Banks
How to Study Makers and Making
Michael Curtin and Kevin Sanson
The Division of Labour in Television
Oliver Boyd-Barrett
From Network to Post-Network Age of US Television News
Darnell Hunt
Hollywood Story: Diversity, Writing and the End of Television As We Know It
Deborah Tudor
Television Cinematography
Felicia D. Henderson
Options and Exclusivity: Economic Pressures on TV Writers' Compensation and the Effects on Writers’ Room Culture
Vicki Mayer and Clare Cannon
A Greener Screening Future: Manufacturing and Recycling as the Subjects of Television Studies
 
PART 3: CULTURAL FORMS
Albert Moran
Television Program Formats: Their Making and Meaning
David Rowe
Cultural Forms of Television: Sport
André Dorcé
Latin American Telenovelas: Affect, Citizenship and Interculturality
Kathleen M. Ryan, Lisa McLaughlin and David Sholle
Television News and Current Affairs
Matthew Delmont
Music on Television
Mark Andrejevic
Reality Television
Jason Jacobs
Television Drama
Brenda R. Weber and Jennifer Lynn Jones
Sperm Receptacles, Money-Hungry Monsters and Fame Whores: Reality Celebrity Motherhood and the Transmediated Grotesque
 
PART 4: AUDIENCES, RECEPTION, CONSUMPTION
Laura Grindstaff
From The Networks to New Media: Making Sense of Television Audiences
Michael Morgan, Jim Shanahan and Nancy Signorielli
Effects and Cultivation
Helen Wood
Active Audiences and Uses and Gratifications
L.S. Kim
Raced Audiences and the Logic of Representation
Mike Wayne
Classed Audiences in the Age of Neoliberal Capitalism

Genuinely transnational in content, as sensitive to the importance of production as consumption, covering the full range of approaches from political economy to textual analysis, and written by a star-studded cast of contributors, the SAGE Handbook of Television Studies is a most distinctive and useful guide to the diverse interests, foci and theoretical formations of television studies today.

Graeme Turner
Emeritus Professor, Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, The University of Queensland

Finally, we have before us a first rate, and wide ranging volume that reframes television studies afresh, boldly synthesising debates in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences. Even as the arrival of online digital media was heralded as the end of television as we knew it, this volume makes a renewed case for the continuing relevance of television studies for the twenty first century on a global scale. This volume should be in every library and media scholar’s bookshelf.

Professor Ravi Sundaram
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies

Genuinely transnational in content, as sensitive to the importance of production as consumption, covering the full range of approaches from political economy to textual analysis, and written by a star-studded cast of contributors, the SAGE Handbook of Television Studies is a most distinctive and useful guide to the diverse interests, foci and theoretical formations of television studies today.

Graeme Turner
Emeritus Professor, Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, The University of Queensland

Finally, we have before us a first rate, and wide ranging volume that reframes television studies afresh, boldly synthesising debates in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences. Even as the arrival of online digital media was heralded as the end of television as we knew it, this volume makes a renewed case for the continuing relevance of television studies for the twenty first century on a global scale. This volume should be in every library and media scholar’s bookshelf.

Professor Ravi Sundaram
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies

This book does an admirable job of covering the world of television media studies [and] provides in-depth analysis of many of the television systems in place around the world. [The] chapter by Oliver Boyd-Barrett, “From Network to Post-Network Age of US Television News,” should be required reading for all college students, not just television studies majors.  This volume provides a good introduction to television studies and a wealth of reference sources.

Emeritus Professor J. M. King, University of Georgia
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ISBN: 9780761947417

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