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Palgrave Macmillan

A Study of Modern Television

Thinking Inside the Box

ISBN 9780333964088
Publication Date June 2006
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

This essential text provides an account of the complex character of modern television. Covering issues ranging from television's historical development to its impact on culture and society in general, the text provides an analysis of television's strengths and limitations. The book's scope and clarity make it ideal for all media students.

ANDREW CRISELL is Professor of Broadcasting at Sunderland University, UK. He is the author of Understanding Radio (Routledge, 1994) and Introductory History of British Broadcasting (Routledge, 2002), and the editor of Music Box: Radio Cultures and Communities in a Multi-Media World (Berghahn, 2004).

Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN TELEVISION
Birth and Infancy: 1884 - 1954
The Years of Duopoly: 1955 - 1982
Proliferation and Deregulation: the 1970s Onwards
Modern Television: Policies and Practices
PART II: TELEVISION GENRES
News and Current Affairs
Documentary and Features
Forms of Infotainment
Sport
Drama and Film
Comedy and Light Entertainment
PART III: TELEVISION CULTURE
Television: Audience Uses and Effects
Globalisation and Localism
Television, Theatricality and Public Life
Conclusion
Bibliography

Reviews

'This is a well timed text...The book's split into three sections: The foundations of modern television; Television genres; Television Culture. The strength of Crisell's book lies particularly in the first two sections'
Nick Lacey, Media Education Association, Newsletter December 2006.
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