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Television Entertainment (Communication and Society) Paperback – March 19, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0415772242 ISBN-10: 0415772249 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Communication and Society
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (March 19, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415772249
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415772242
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #461,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Even as media research internationalises and digital convergence shifts earlier assumptions, US television remains a crucial reference-point. In this elegantly written book, Jonathan Gray confirms he is one of our most sure-footed guides through television's complex intersections between politics and entertainment, economics and signification, pleasure and power. Highly recommended!' - Nick Couldry, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

'Television Entertainment is masterful in both its breadth and detail. Gray compellingly and accessibly weaves together the current thinking on television entertainment and skillfully engages an extraordinary range of the most recent literature. The book provides an essential starting point for understanding the past and present of many key topics in television studies.' - Amanda D. Lotz, University of Michigan, USA

'Gray's theoretical and critical overview is comprehensive, his programming examples are specific, his analysis is extended and thoughtful, his questions are provocative, his tone is balanced, and his prose is jargon-free.  This book is likely to inspire further inspiration... Highly recommended.' - CHOICE

'Through complex and dense, yet well-structured and clear, arguments, the book offers a valuable and insightful overview of television entertainment. Dynamically establishing this broad yet distinct category in television and media studies, it is a helpful tool for teaching and opens the way for further research in this area. - Critical Studies in Television

About the Author

Jonathan Gray is Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University. He is author of Watching with The Simpsons: Television, Parody, and Intertextuality, and co-editor of Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World and Battleground: The Media.


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Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at University of Wisconsin, Madison, where I teach and research television entertainment; comedy, parody, and satire; audiences; convergence; international media; textuality, intertextuality, and paratextuality; and a bunch of other things that catch my interest along the way.

I grew up in various countries -- Canada, England, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong -- and learned to study a country and what made it tick by studying its pop culture. Thus, after two degrees studying "high" culture and literature, I turned to examining the socio-cultural importance of television, film, new media, and everyday culture.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Goebel on November 17, 2008
Format: Paperback
Jonathan Gray's work is probably among the best argued case for the importance of Television Entertainment analysis within the fields of media studies, social sciences, political economy, arts and humanities. Though it refers back and forth among its own chapters often, it does so coping with the enormous size of the research and masters this scope quite well.

A must read for Television scholars without a doubt, and all interested in knowing more about how media makes this world and us viewers "tick".
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