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by Jonathan Gray

ePub Television Studies download
Author:
Jonathan Gray
ISBN13:
978-0745650999
ISBN:
0745650996
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Publisher:
Polity; 1 edition (November 7, 2011)
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Subcategory:
Humanities
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4.1
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Gray and Lotz present a comprehensive synthesis of the theories and methods that have defined television studies so far, bringing together a wide range of critical models for studying the medium's past, present and future. Undergraduates will love this highly engaging book. Laurie Ouellette, University of Minnesota. Jonathan Gray is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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This book answers these questions by tracing the history of television studies right up to the digital present, surveying emerging scholarship, and addressing new questions about the field’s relationship with the digital.

Jonathan Gray brings together textual theory, discussions of television and the public sphere, and ideas of. .

Jonathan Gray brings together textual theory, discussions of television and the public sphere, and ideas of parody and comedy.

Television Studies provides an overview of the origins,central ideas, and intellectual traditions of television studies. The book charts the establishment of the field, and examines itsvarious approaches and objects of study. What have been the primary areas of inquiry in television studies?Why and how did these areas develop? How have scholars studiedthem? How are they developing? What have been televisionstudies’ key works?

Jonathan Gray is Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University.

Jonathan Gray is Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University.

Part 3 Jonathan Gray talks about his book Television Entertainment.

Television studies is an academic discipline that deals with critical approaches to television. Defining the field is problematic; some institutions and syllabuses do not distinguish it from media studies or classify it as a subfield of popular culture studies.

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  • Comprehensive, yet concise. An excellent and up-to-date overview of one of the most exciting fields in the humanities.

  • This is my first time leaving a review for a book so don't expect any fancy analysis -- just my opinion. I thought this was poorly written and difficult to read. It was filled with long and over complicated sentences that made reading slow and tedious. The writing style reminded me of someone who was just trying to make a short text extra long to fill space. Here are some sentences from the first few pages of the first chapter:

    "Upon the invention of television, a first force restricting the textual analysis of television from developing was the established dominance of social science methods for studying mass media such as radio and print."

    "Meanwhile, the humanities traditions of literary and rhetorical criticism that were well established at this time largely disregarded television at first as an inferior artistic form of the masses, not relevant to be considered as art or likely to hold deeper meaning."

    "Although this would eventually change, and although many of the critical tools most commonly used in textual analysis of television originate from literary and film studies, the acceptance of television as a legitimate artistic form alongside literature and film required difficult -- and likely incomplete -- negotiation."

    I found myself constantly having to read slowly and/or re-read sentences just to understand what was being said. Hopefully someone with better analysis skills can offer a more qualified description of the books quality. As for me, I'll let the quotes above serve as an example of what I believe is representative of the texts quality so judge for yourself.