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    DescriptionHolling is tormented by Koyaanisqatsi dreams until he goes out and does the wild thing with a young stag . . . . --Synopsis from production company Bible, Northern Exposure, March 30, 1992 The collision of auteurism and rap--couched by primetime producers in the Northern Exposure script--was actually rather commonplace by the early 1990s. Series, and even news broadcasts, regularly engineered their narratives around highly coded aesthetic and cultural fragments, with a kind of ensemble iconography. Televisuality interrogates the nature of such performances as an historical phenomenon, an aesthetic and industrial practice, and as a socially symbolic act. This book suggests that postmodernism does not fully explain television's stylistic exhibitionism and that a reexamination of high theory is in order. Caldwell's unique approach successfully integrates production practice with theory in a way that will enlighten both critical theory and cultural studies.

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    Style, Crisis, and Authority in American Television
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Thornton Caldwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 456
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    ISBN 13: 9780813521640
    ISBN 10: 0813521645

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    LC classification: 94039017, PN1992.6 .C22 1995
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Rutgers University Press
    Imprint name
    Rutgers University Press
    Publication date
    01 July 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New Brunswick, NJ
    Back cover copy
    Caldwell calls for a 'desegregation' of theory and practice in media scholarship and for an end to the willful blindness of 'high theory.'