Television Culture

Television Culture

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This revised edition of a now classic text includes a new introduction by Henry Jenkins, explaining a€˜Why Fiske Still Mattersa€™ for todaya€™s students, followed by a discussion between former Fiske students Ron Becker, Aniko Bodroghkozy, Steve Classen, Elana Levine, Jason Mittell, Greg Smith and Pam Wilson on a€˜John Fiske and Television Culturea€™. Both underline the continuing relevance of this foundational text in the study of contemporary media and popular culture. Television is unique in its ability to produce so much pleasure and so many meanings for such a wide variety of people. In this book, John Fiske looks at televisiona€™s role as an agent of popular culture, and goes on to consider the relationship between this cultural dimension and televisiona€™s status as a commodity of the cultural industries that are deeply inscribed with capitalism. He makes use of detailed textual analysis and audience studies to show how television is absorbed into social experience, and thus made into popular culture. Audiences, Fiske argues, are productive, discriminating, and televisually literate. Television Culture provides a comprehensive introduction for students to an integral topic on all communication and media studies courses.Even the news is personalized and news readers receive similar fan mail to that of soap opera stars. ... About 80 per cent of prime-time US network television is fiction, and this is typically presented in terms of its leading ... The cover picture of TV Guide is almost invariably of the star or stars of one of the weeka#39;s series.

Title:Television Culture
Author:John Fiske
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-10-18


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