Genre and Television

Genre and Television

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Genre and Television proposes a new understanding of television genres as cultural categories, offering a set of in-depth historical and critical examinations to explore five key aspects of television genre: history, industry, audience, text, and genre mixing. Drawing on well-known television programs from Dragnet to The Simpsons, this book provides a new model of genre historiography and illustrates how genres are at work within nearly every facet of television-from policy decisions to production techniques to audience practices. Ultimately, the book argues that through analyzing how television genre operates as a cultural practice, we can better comprehend how television actively shapes our social world.Quoted in Scott Williams, aquot;Move Over, Flintstones, The Simpsons Have Arrived, aquot; Associated Press, 7 February 1990. 81. ... Quoted in Ozersky, aquot;TVa#39;s Anti-Families, aquot; 1 1; M.S. Mason, aquot;Simpsons Creator on Poking Fun, aquot; Christian Science Monitor, 17 April 1998, B7. ... on the Sidewalk, aquot; The Independent, 29 July 1990, 17; aquot;From Toddlers to Teens. . ., aquot; TV Guide, 2 March 1991, 6-15; Ed Siegel, aquot;Hey, Dudes!

Title:Genre and Television
Author:Jason Mittell
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-05-13


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