Prime Time Society : Anthropological Analysis of Television and Culture
This book should be of interest to undergraduate courses in anthropology, sociology and American studies.
- Paperback | 250 pages
- 167.1 x 234.4 x 13.2mm | 430.92g
- 01 Dec 1989
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
- Belmont, CA, United States
Table of contents
Part One: Television and culture. Television and cultural behavior. Studying television. Part Two: The national level. Censors and gatekeepers. Telenovelas, mass culture, and national identity. Cultural contrasts in prime-time society. Competition, achievement, and information. What's news: crime, violence, and the stranger. Part Three: The local level. The field sites. Television's social impact. Television's impact on attitudes, fears, values, images, and consumerism. Festivals, celebrations, and gift-giving. Television and modern life.