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Television and American Culture Paperback – February 18, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0195306675 ISBN-10: 0195306678

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  • Paperback: 450 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (February 18, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195306678
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195306675
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A terrific introduction to the study of television, this textbook masterfully integrates a look at American television's industrial practices, its genres and narrative strategies, and its cultural roles. Professors will find this textbook comprehensive and well-organized, while students will find it engaging and provocative."--Ethan Thompson, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi


"Mittell brings much needed energy to television studies--a well-rounded treatment of television as culture, industry, form, production, and technology."--Anandam Kavoori, University of Georgia


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Jason Mittell is Associate Professor of American Studies and Film & Media Culture at Middlebury College. He is the author of Genre and Television: From Cop Shows to Cartoons in American Culture (2004), numerous journal essays and book chapters, and the blog, "Just TV."

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I'm a professor of Film & Media Culture and American Studies at Middlebury College. My research focuses on American television studies, narrative theory, digital media, and American culture.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Christopher M. Minio on February 20, 2013
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This book is a must have for Cultural Studies theorists working in TV. It was a primary source for me in writing my dissertation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Scott Spears on January 4, 2014
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Good at looking at how TV is a the center of American popular culture. Looks into how TV shows are created. The book gives you the tools to understand in a critical light, how TV works.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By uwbadger13 on January 10, 2013
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I had this book for a class at school, and I knew I'd enjoy it because of the giant picture of LOST on the cover. It was very informative, yet written in a way that was easy to understand.
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