Television : The Critical View

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This anthology, first published in 1976, is used in courses on television criticism, television history, media & society, and broadcasting. The 7th edition, which is comprised of virtually all new selections, features a slightly revamped organization, adding sections on History and Reception. In addition, this revision expands its international focus, with pieces on the Chinese soap opera, Brazilian telenovelas, and the role of race in Puerto Rican television, among others. Finally, this book remains current in its treatment of technology, making it the gold standard of anthologies on more

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  • Paperback | 784 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 861.84g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • 5 line drawings
  • 0195301161
  • 9780195301168
  • 2,020,637

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"Television: The Critical View. . . stands as a monument to and history of the growth and acceptance of television criticism in American culture. . . . The seventh edition continues to offer readings from a variety of approaches while also acknowledging the growing international nature of television criticism."--Judith E. Smith, St. Norbert College"The essays establish the current state of the academic discourse in television criticism and the most important developments in the discipline. Newcomb's approach brings together the best scholarship, writing, and overall clarity to the comprehensive field of television criticism."--Elliot Gaines, Wright State University"The book draws upon diverse disciplines within the humanities, reflecting the real interdisciplinary origins of media studies."--Shelly McGinnis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill"This volume has served as the centerpiece of television studies for years, with its essays defining the scope and depth of the field, and framed many pedagogical strategies through its selection of essays."--Jason Mittell, Middlebury Collegeshow more

About Horace Newcomb

Horace Newcomb holds the Lambdin Key Chair for the Peabody Awards in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Georgia. He is the editor of two editions of the Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Television (1997, 2004).show more

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