TV & society

    Otherworldly Politics: The International Relations of Star Trek, Game of Thrones, and Battlestar Galactica

    By Stephen Benedict Dyson

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    Combining intellectual and real-world history with lucid theoretical analysis, the book is a vital challenge to scholars and a spur to creative thinking for fans of these three influential shows.

    Popular Culture, Political Economy and the Death of Feminism

    Paperback Save £2.82 = £32.17

    While some have argued that we live in a 'postfeminist' era that renders feminism irrelevant to people's contemporary lives this book takes 'feminism', the source of eternal debate, contestation and ambivalence, and situates the term within the popular, cultural practices of everyday life. It explores the intimate connections between the...

    More TV Vicar?

    By Bryony Taylor

    Paperback £8.45

    So the Vicar of Dibley, Father Ted and the Baby-eating Bishop of Bath and Wells walk into a pub - More TV Vicar? gets under the dog-collar of some of the best loved 'Christian' characters on British TV - the good, the bad and the quirky. Among well-known characters including...

    That\'s the Way it is: A History of Television News in America

    By Charles L. Ponce De Leon

    Hardback £19.26

    Tracing the history of televised news, from the household names of the late 1940s and early '50s, like Eric Sevareid and Walter Cronkite, through the rise of cable, the political power of Fox News, and more, this book shows us an industry in transition, where news magazines and celebrity profiles...


    By Michael Strangelove

    Paperback Save £1.74 = £19.25

    In Post-TV, Michael Strangelove explores the viewing habits and values of the post-television generation, one that finds new ways to exploit technology to find its entertainment for free, rather than for a fee.

    Myth of the Western

    By Matthew Carter

    Paperback Save £2.54 = £17.45

    Offers re-readings of key classic and contemporary Westerns. This title re-invigorates the debate surrounding the relationship between the Western and frontier mythology, arguing for the importance of the genre's socio cultural, historical and political dimensions. It also features the complexities and contradictions at the heart of US society.

    Digital Currents: How Technology and the Public are Shaping TV News

    By Rena Bivens

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    Rena Bivens takes the reader inside TV newsrooms to explore how news organisations are responding to the paradigmatic shifts in media and communication practices.

    Television in the Age of Radio: Modernity, Imagination, and the Making of a Medium

    By Philip W Sewell

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    Television in the Age of Radio is a unique account of how television came to be, not just from technical innovations or institutional struggles, but from cultural concerns that were central to the rise of industrial modernity. A major revision of the history of television, it provides investigations of the...

    Television and Psychoanalysis: Psycho-Cultural Perspectives

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    Despite the prominence of television in our everyday lives, psychoanalytic approaches to its significance and function are notoriously few and far between. This volume takes up perspectives from object relations theory and other psychoanalytic approaches to ask questions about the role of television as an object of the internal worlds...

    The Digital Television Revolution: Origins to Outcomes

    By Michael Starks

    Hardback Save £17.54 = £32.46

    This account of the global switch to digital television, from its origins to its emerging outcomes, provides an understanding of how digital television is converging with the Internet. It pictures a future in which the democratic role of the media, freedom of expression and democratic participation can be enhanced.

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