The SAGE Handbook of Television Studies, 1st Edition

  • Manuel Alvarado
  • Published By: Sage UK
  • ISBN-10: 1473911087
  • ISBN-13: 9781473911086
  • DDC: 791.45
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 448 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released September 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Bringing together a truly international spread of contributors from across the UK, US, South America, Mexico and Australia, this Handbook charts the field of television studies from issues of ownership and regulation through to reception and consumption. Separate chapters are dedicated to individually examining the roles of journalists, writers, cinematographers, producers and manufacturers in the production process, whilst others explore different formats including sport, novella and soap opera, news and current affairs, music and reality TV. The final section analyses the pivotal role played by audiences in the contexts of gender, race and class, and spans a range of topics from effects studies to audience consumption. The SAGE Handbook of Television Studies is an essential reference work for all advanced undergraduates, graduate students and academics across broadcasting, mass communication and media studies.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures and Tables.
Notes on the Editors and Contributors.
Ownership and Regulation.
1: How to Study Ownership and Regulation.
2: Regulation and Ownership in the United States.
3: Television in Latin America: From Commercialism to Reform?.
4: Ownership and Regulation of Television in Anglophone Africa.
5: Ownership and Regulation in Europe.
6: International Regulation and Organizations.
7: Television in India: Ideas, Institutions and Practices.
8: Mexican Research on TV: A Tradition Framed By a Powerful Quasi-Monopolistic TV System.
Makers and Making.
9: How to Study Makers and Making.
10: The Division of Labor in Television.
11: From Network to Post-Network Age of Us Television News.
12: Hollywood Story: Diversity, Writing and the End of Television as We Know It.
13: Television Cinematography.
14: Options and Exclusivity: Economic Pressures on TV Writers' Compensation and the Effects on Writers' Room Culture.
15: A Greener Screening Future: Manufacturing and Recycling as the Subjects of Television Studies.
Cultural Forms.
16: Television Program Formats: Their Making and Meaning.
17: Cultural Forms of Television: Sport.
18: Latin American Telenovelas: Affect, Citizenship and Interculturality.
19: Television News and Current Affairs.
20: Music on Television.
21: Reality Television.
22: Television Drama.
23: Sperm Receptacles, Money-Hungry Monsters and Fame Whores: Reality Celebrity Motherhood and the Transmediated Grotesque.
Audiences, Reception, Consumption.
24: From the Networks to New Media: Making Sense of Television Audiences.
25: Effects and Cultivation.
26: Active Audience and Uses and Gratifications.
27: Raced Audiences and the Logic of Representation.
28: Classed Audiences in the Age of Neoliberal Capitalism.