This essay collection explores the phenomenon of qteen TVq in the United States, analyzing the meanings and manifestations of this category of programming from a variety of perspectives. Part One views teen television through an industrial perspective, examining how networks such as WB, UPN, The CW, and The N have created a unique economic framework based on demographic niches and teen-focused narrowcasting. Part Two focuses on popular teen programs from a cultural context, evaluating how such programs reflect and at times stretch the envelope of the cultural contexts in which they are created. Finally, Part Three explores the cultures of reception (including the realms of teen consumerism, fan discourse, and unofficial production) through which teens and consumers of teen media have become authors of the teenage experience in their own right.For the purposes of this essay, the following URLs have been especially helpful: the Dawsona#39;s Creek Music Guide (http:// ... While this episode spawned a successful soundtrack album of its own, this episodea#39;s hybridization of the musical and the hour-long television drama proves to be a noteworthy exception to the aesthetic trajectories of music in WB programs. 5. ... Popular Music 2Ai ( October): 249a77.
|Author||:||Sharon Marie Ross, Louisa Ellen Stein|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2008-03-22|