Библиографический источник

How to watch television

ed. by Ethan Thompson, Jason Mittell


How to watch television

Место издания:

New York


New York University Press

Дата издания:

363 p.


How to User's Guides to Popular Culture

Сведения о библиографии:

Includes bibliographical references and index.



Сведения о содержании:

Preface to the Second Edition -- Introduction: An Owner's Manual for Television -- Part I. TV FORM: Aesthetics and Style. Better Call Saul: The Prestige Spinoff / Jason Mittell -- Empire: Fashioning Blackness / Racquel Gates -- House: Narrative Complexity / Amanda D. Lotz -- Looking: Smartphone Aesthetics / Hunter Hargraves -- Mad Men: Visual Style / Jeremy G. Butler -- Nip/Tuck: Popular Music / Ben Aslinger -- One Life to Live: Soap Opera Storytelling / Abigail De Kosnik -- The Sopranos: Episodic Storytelling / Sean O'Sullivan -- Part II. TV REPRESENTATION: Social Identity and Cultural Politics. 24: Challenging Stereotypes / Evelyn Asultany -- Bala Loca: Producing Representations / David Miranda Hardy -- Being Mary Jane: Cultural Specificity / Kristen J. Warner -- Buckwild: Performing Whiteness / Amanda Ann Klein -- Glee/House Hunters International: Gay Narratives / Ron Becker -- Grey's Anatomy: Feminism / Elana Levine -- Master of None: Negotiated Decoding / Ritesh Mehta -- Orange Is the New Black: Intersectional Analysis / Mary Celeste Kearney -- Part III. TV POLITICS: Democracy, Nation, and the Public Interest. America's Next Top Model: Neoliberal Labor / Laurie Ouellette -- The Amazing Race: Global Othering / Jonathan Gray -- East Los High: Televised Empowerment / Mary Beltrán -- The Eurovision Song Contest: Queer Nationalism / Anikó Imre -- Fox & Friends: Political Talk / Jeffrey P. Jones -- Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: Feminist Comedy / Amber Day -- The Hunt with John Walsh: True Crime Storytelling / Amanda Keeler -- Parks and Recreation: The Cultural Forum / Heather Hendershot -- Part IV. TV INDUSTRY: Industrial Practices and Structures. The Ernie Kovacs Show: Historicizing Comedy / Ethan Thompson -- Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: TV Revivals / Myles McNutt -- I Love Lucy: The Writer-Producer / Miranda J. Banks -- Modern Family: Product Placement / Kevin Sandler -- Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Franchising Femininity / Suzanne Leonard -- Roseanne: Programming Flow / Taylor Cole Miller -- Tales from the Crypt: Content Regulation / Luke Stadel -- The Toy Box: Transmedia and Transgenerational Marketing / Derek Johnson -- Part V. TV PRACTICES: Medium, Technology, and Everyday Life. Battlestar Galactica: Fans and Ancillary Content / Suzanne Scott -- Everyday Italian: Cultivating Taste / Michael Z. Newman -- Gossip Girl: Transmedia Technologies / Louisa Stein -- High Maintenance and The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl: Indie TV / Aymar Jean Christian -- Monty Python's Flying Circus: Layered Comedy / Philip Scepanski -- NFL Broadcasts: Interpretive Communities / Melissa A. Click, Holly Willson Holladay, and Amanda Nell Edgar -- Pardon the Interruption: Sports Debate / Ethan Tussey -- The Walking Dead: Adapting Comics / Henry Jenkins.


A new edition that brings the ways we watch and think about television up to the presentWe all have opinions about the television shows we watch, but television criticism is about much more than simply evaluating the merits of a particular show and deeming it "good" or "bad." Rather, criticism uses the close examination of a television program to explore that program's cultural significance, creative strategies, and its place in a broader social context.How to Watch Television, Second Edition brings together forty original essays--more than half of which are new to this edition--from today's leading scholars on television culture, who write about the programs they care (and think) the most about. Each essay focuses on a single television show, demonstrating one way to read the program and, through it, our media culture. From fashioning blackness in Empire to representation in Orange is the New Black and from the role of the reboot in Gilmore Girls to the function of changing political atmospheres in Roseanne, these essays model how to practice media criticism in accessible language, providing critical insights through analysis--suggesting a way of looking at TV that students and interested viewers might emulate. The contributors discuss a wide range of television programs past and present, covering many formats and genres, spanning fiction and non-fiction, broadcast, streaming, and cable. Addressing shows from TV's earliest days to contemporary online transformations of the medium, How to Watch Television, Second Edition is designed to engender classroom discussion among television critics of all backgrounds.

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