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The Logics of Television : Essays in Cultural Criticism

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"This intellectually sexy collection features some of the best and brightest academic media analysts from Britain and the United States." -Voice Literary Supplementshow more

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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 17.8mm | 430.92g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253205824
  • 9780253205827
  • 1,006,737

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The essays in Logics of Television are at the cutting edge of theoretical debate in the humanities. The contributors rigorously engage the challenges of postmodern cultural criticism and theory.show more

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"This intellectually sexy collection features some of the best and brightest academic media analysts from Britain and the United States." - Voice Literary Supplement "The essays in this volume rigorously engage the challenges of postmodern cultural criticism and theory, the central contemporary debate in the humanities." - Communication Abstracts "Mellencamp has produced a challenging and an invigorating text... It should provide much inspiration." - Journal of Communication "This is a particularly good collection of thirteen papers with, overall, much more theoretically interesting yet less obscure and more pleasure-giving content than the norm. Give it priority." - Media Information Australiashow more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Patricia Mellencamp Prologue Meaghan Morris Banality in Cultural Studies John Caughie Playing at Being American: Games and Tactics Charlotte Brunsdon Television: Aesthetics and Audiences Lynn Spigel Television in the Family Circle: The Popular Reception of a New Medium William Boddy The Seven Dwarfs and the Money Grubbers: The Public Relations Crisis of US Television in the Late 1950s Eileen R. Meehan Why We DonOt Count: The Commodity Audience Andrew Ross Techno-Ethics and Tele-Ethics: Three Lives in the Day of Max Headroom Lynne Joyrich Critical and Textual Hypermasculinity Jane Gaines Superman and the Protective Strength of the Trademark Margaret Morse An Ontology of Everyday Distraction: The Freeway, the Mall, and Television Mary Ann Doane Information, Crisis, Catastrophe Patricia Mellencamp TV Time and Catastrophe, or Beyond the Pleasure Principle of Television Stephen Heath Representing Television Contributors Name Index Subject Indexshow more

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