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Television and American Culture 1st Edition

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


About the Author


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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 450 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (February 18, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195306678
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195306675
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 1 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #240,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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This book goes into detail about television history, economics, mechanics, etc. A book that seems like it would be a fun book to read is actually a text book. If you are interested in the detailed history of radio, television, etc, this text if for you.
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interesting topics in television and american culture. Needed for a Com class in college
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This textbook is very informative and it helps me with my assignment
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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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