Television Studies: The Basics

Television Studies: The Basics

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By (author) Toby Miller

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 193mm x 23mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 28 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415774241
  • ISBN 13: 9780415774246
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 9 black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 584,774

Product description

Television Studies: The Basics is a lively introduction to the study of a powerful medium. It examines the major theories and debates surrounding production and reception over the years and considers both the role and future of television. Topics covered include: * broadcasting history and technology * institutions and ownership * genre and content * audiences Complete with global case studies, questions for discussion, and suggestions for further reading, this is an invaluable and engaging resource for those interested in how to study television.

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Author information

Toby Miller is Professor of Media & Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside.

Table of contents

Introduction; Chapter 1: Why Does Television Matter? Chapter 2: Television Systems Chapter 3: Television Contents Chapter 4: Television Watchers Chapter 5: Television Futures; Bibliography