Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (February 18, 2009)
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to appreciate American pop culture, we have to come to grips with the large position that tv has performed in shaping that tradition during the last sixty years. during this well timed and provocative ebook, Jason Mittell offers scholars with a uniquely thorough examine the medium of tv. Exploring tv without delay as a technological medium, an economic climate, a side of democracy, and part of lifestyle, this landmark textual content makes use of quite a few sidebars and case reviews to illustrate the prior, fast, and far-reaching results of yankee tradition on television--and television's effect on American tradition. prepared topically, the e-book offers a wide old assessment of tv whereas additionally honing in on such finer issues because the formal attributes of its numerous genres and its function in gender and racial id formation. Replete with examples, this pedagogically wealthy textual content comprises many end-of-chapter case stories and narratives with feedback for extra reading--and, thoroughly, viewing. Illustrations and photographs--primarily DVD grabs--contextualize ancient photos and older tv courses that will not be wide-spread to more youthful scholars. A multi-disciplinary method of American tv, tv and American tradition is perfect for an array of intermediate undergraduate- and starting graduate-level classes, together with: * tv feedback * tv & American tradition * tv & Society * advent to Media stories * American pop culture * Radio & television * historical past of Mass communique * Broadcasting & Broadcast Programming for additional info approximately this booklet, together with updates, corrections, hyperlinks, movies, and educating assets, stopover at the better half site at http://tvamericanculture.net.