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The latest edition of the acclaimed volume on television studies, featuring new original essays from leading scholars in the field Although the digital age has radically altered the media and communications landscape worldwide, television continues to play a significant part of our lives. From its earliest beginnings through to the present day, television and its influence has been the subject of extensive study, critique, and analysis. A Companion to Television brings together contributions from prominent international scholars comprising a wide range of perspectives on the medium. Original essays define television in its current state, explore why it is still relevant, survey the ways in which television has been studied, discuss how television has changed, and consider what television might look like in the future. Now in its second edition, this compendium includes fresh chapters that cover technological changes affecting television, contemporary approaches to understanding television audiences, new programming trends and developments, and more. Addressing nine key areas of television studies, such as industry, genres, programs, and audiences, the Companion offers readers a balanced, well-rounded, integrative approach to scholarship in the field. This volume: Provides overviews of extensive original research from leading scholars and theorists Examines television's development and significance in various regions of the world Includes national and regional outlines of television around the world Features theoretical overviews of various critical approaches to television studies Explores historical, economic, institutional, political, and cultural issues studied by media scholars Presenting diverse perspectives on topics ranging from television advertising to satirical representations of the industry, A Companion to Television, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for those in undergraduate courses in television studies, as well as in general media studies and communications.
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Janet Wasko is the Philip H. Knight chair for Communication Research at the University of Oregon and President of the International Association for Media and Communication Research. She is the author of How Hollywood Works and Hollywood in the Information Age. Eileen R. Meehan is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Radio, Television, and Digital Media at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Among her publications are studies of the Nielsen ratings and television's commodity audience, corporate profiles of global media conglomerates, and analyses of media artifacts.


Notes on Contributors ix List of Tables and Figures xvii Part I Introduction 1 Introduction 3 Janet Wasko and Eileen R. Meehan Part II Theoretical Overview 15 1 Critical Perspectives on Television from the Frankfurt School to the Politics of Representation 17 Doug Kellner Part III History 39 2 Our TV Heritage: Tracing the Logics of the Television Archive 41 Lynn Spigel 3 Locating the Televisual in Golden Age Television 63 Caren J. Deming and Deborah V. Tudor 4 The Past is Now Present Onscreen: Television, History, and Collective Memory 79 Gary R. Edgerton Part IV Industry 105 5 Broadcasting in the Age of Netflix: When the Market is Master 107 Sylvia Harvey 6 The Audiovisual Industry and the Structural Factors of the Television Crisis 129 Giuseppe Richeri 7 Netflix, Inc. and Online Television 145 Jane Shattuc 8 Television Advertising: Texts, Political Economy, and Ideology 165 Matthew P. McAllister and Lars Stoltzfus?Brown 9 Contested Connections: Public Broadcasting and Culture in Common 183 Graham Murdock Part V Genres 199 10 Reality TV: Performances and Audiences 201 Annette Hill 11 Revisiting the Trade in Television News 221 Andrew Calabrese and Christopher C. Barnes 12 Twitter Watchers: The Care and Feeding of Cable News Flow in the Age of Trump 247 Deborah L. Jaramillo 13 Television and Sports 265 Michael R. Real and William M. Kunz Part VI Programs 285 14 30 Rock and the Satirical Representation of the Television Industry 287 Lauren Bratslavsky 15 Nothing New Under the Sun: The Reimplementation of 80s Sitcom Tropes in NBC's This is Us 307 Novotny Lawrence Part VII Audiences 325 16 Children and Television: A Special Audience for a Special Medium 327 Dafna Lemish 17 Watching Television: A Political Economic Approach 345 Eileen R. Meehan 18 The Female Television Audience Updated: Women's Television Culture in the Age of New Media 361 Andrea Press and Sarah R. Johnson 19 Television as a Moving Aesthetic: In Search of the Ultimate Aesthetic - The Self 379 Julianne H. Newton Part VIII International Case Studies 403 20 Television in Latin America: Stages of Transition 405 John Sinclair 21 Drama, Audiences, and Authenticity: Television Programming and Audiences in Post?Apartheid South Africa 423 Ruth Teer?Tomaselli 22 Television in the Arab Region: History, Structure, and Transformations 439 Joe F. Khalil 23 Sixty Years of Chinese Television: History, Political Economy, and Ideology in a Conflicted Global Order 459 Yuezhi Zhao and Zhenzhi Guo Index 477