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Opinion Polls and the Media provides the most comprehensive analysis to date on the relationship between the media, opinion polls, and public opinion.
Exploring the rise of the celebrity chef and covering key figures such as Jamie Oliver and Rachael Ray as well as popular concepts like foodies, food porn and fetishism, Food Media highlights how the intersections between celebrity culture and food media influence everyday food choices.
The unremitting explosion of reality television across the schedules has become a sustainable global phenomenon generating considerable popular and political fervour. The zeal with which television executives seize on the easily replicated formats is matched equally by the eagerness of audiences to offer themselves up as television participants for others...
By Misha Kavka
This book is a study of the 'Reality TV' format which, in less than a decade, has transformed network programming schedules, branded satellite and digital stations, become a favourite target for anti-television campaigners, and turned viewers into savvy readers of and participants in the mechanics of television production.
Deconstructing South Park: Critical Examinations of Animated Transgression is the first book to systematically analyze the cultural phenomenon of South Park from a wide scope of theoretical approaches. Brian Cogan and the other contributors address the show from perspectives as diverse as media studies, disability studies, and literary theory to...
By Tom Bromley
A witty and charmingly nostalgic memoir of growing up during the decade in which television changed forever -- the 1980s
This volume offers a comprehensive discussion of Media Memory and brings Media and Mediation to the forefront of Collective Memory research. The essays explore a diversity of media technologies television, radio, film and new media, genres news, fiction, documentaries and contexts US, UK, Spain, Nigeria, Germany and the Middle East.
Offers a global, comparative examination of reality television alongside empirical research about the genre, its producers and consumers.
By John Fiske
Television is unique in its ability to produce so much pleasure for such a wide variety of people. This book looks at television's role as an agent of popular culture, and goes on to consider the relationship between this cultural dimension and television's status as a commodity of the cultural...
Combining an exciting methodology alongside high-interest casestudies, Television in Transition offers studentsof television a guide to a medium that has weathered the challengesof first-run syndication, a multi-channel universe, netlets, majormedia conglomerates, deregulation, and globalization--all in thespace of twenty years.