Defining Vision : Television and the American Experience Since 1945
Founded on the key concept that television has not only covered history but altered its course, Defining Visions explores in depth the connection between television and American culture. Organised thematically, each chapter stands alone to make an important historical point but, taken together, the chapters engage in a sweeping account of recent American history from a new and distinct perspective. This book is an ideal opportunity to examine how television as a medium has profoundly shaped our world while at the same time reflecting those changes in its programmes.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 132.1 x 205.7 x 12.7mm | 317.52g
- 19 Nov 1997
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
- Belmont, CA, United States
Table of contents
Prologue. Television Enters the Picture. The TV Melting Pot: Race and Ethnicity. Home on the Screen: Gender and Family. The Killing Tube: Violence and Crime. TV Goes All the Way: Romance and Sexuality. The Boxed-In Workplace: Jobs and Professions. Tuning Out Restraint: Indulgence and Advertising. Taking the Cue: TV and the American Personality. Deep Focus: TV and the American Character. The Webbed Republic: Democracy in the Television Age.