TV & society

    Slayers and Vampires

    By Edward Gross

    Hardback £12.65

    The definitive unofficial behind-the-scenes story of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel in the words of the people who were there

    Writing Hollywood: The Work and Professional Culture of Television Writers

    By Patricia F. Phalen

    Paperback Save £1.31 = £23.68

    Writing Hollywood highlights the writing process in the production of television drama and comedy series in the U.S. The way writers do their jobs is heavily dependent not only on the demands of commercial business, but also on the uncertainties inherent in a writing career in Hollywood. Drawing on literature...

    Olympic Television

    By Andrew C. Billings

    Paperback £27.92

    As the Olympic spectacle grows, broadcast coverage becomes bigger, more complex, and more sophisticated. Part sporting event, part reality show, and part global festival, the Olympics can be seen as both intensely nationalistic and a celebration of a shared sense of international community. This book sheds new light on how...

    Golden Age of Boston Television

    By Terry Ann Knopf

    Paperback £21.18

    There are some two hundred TV markets in the country, but only one-Boston, Massachusetts-hosted a Golden Age of local programming. During TV's heyday, not only was Boston the nation's leader in locally produced news, programming, and public affairs, but it also became a model for other local stations around the...

    Muhammad Ali: A Memoir

    By Michael Parkinson

    Paperback Save £1.14 = £7.85

    Michael Parkinson reflects on the life of boxing icon Muhammad Ali

    Reality TV

    By Jon Kraszewski

    Paperback £21.13

    From early first-wave programs such as Candid Camera, An American Family, and The Real World to the shows on our television screens and portable devices today, reality television consistently takes us to cities-such as New York, Los Angeles, and Boston-to imagine the place of urbanity in American culture and society....

    Transnational Study of Law and Justice on TV

    Hardback Save £11.54 = £58.46

    This collection examines law and justice on television in different countries around the world. It provides a benchmark for further study of the nature and extent of television coverage of justice in fictional, reality and documentary forms. It does this by drawing on empirical work from a range of scholars...

    New York City and the Hollywood Musical: Dancing in the Streets

    By Martha Shearer

    Hardback Save £6.38 = £61.61

    In examining the relationship between the spectacular, iconic and vibrant New York of the musical and the off-screen history and geography of the real city-this book explores how the city shaped the genre and equally how the genre shaped representations of the city.

    TV Outside the Box

    By Neil Landau

    Paperback Save £0.19 = £25.80

    TV Outside the Box: Trailblazing in the Digital Television Revolution explores the new and exploding universe of on-demand, OTT Over the Top networks: Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Crackle, CW Seed, Vimeo, AwesomenessTV, and many more. Featuring in-depth conversations with game-changing content creators, industry mavericks, and leading cultural influencers, TV Outside the...

    Lifestyle TV

    By Laurie Ouellette

    Paperback Save £0.86 = £21.13

    From HGTV and the Food Network to Keeping Up With the Kardashians, television is preoccupied with the pursuit and exhibition of lifestyle. Lifestyle TV analyzes a burgeoning array of lifestyle formats on network and cable channels, from how-to and advice programs to hybrid reality entertainment built around the cultivation of...

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