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The Television Genre Book The Television Genre Book

Updated edition of a key textbook providing an introduction to the debates, issues and concerns of television genre.

Updated edition of a key textbook providing an introduction to the debates, issues and concerns of television genre.

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Genre is central to understanding the industrial context and the visual form of television. This new edition of a key textbook brings together leading international scholars to provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the debates, issues and concerns of television genre. The Television Genre Book is structured in 11 sections that introduce the concept of 'genre' itself and how it has been understood in television studies, and then address in turn key televisual genres: drama, soap opera, comedy, news, documentary, reality television, children's television, animation, prime time and day time. The discussion is illustrated throughout with case studies of classic and contemporary programming from each genre, ranging from The Sopranos to Bleak House and from Monty Python's Flying Circus to South Park. The second edition features new sections on reality TV, animation, prime-time and daytime TV, and new case studies of recent shows such as 24, CSI, The Office and The X Factor. The second edition includes selected guides to further reading and a full bibliography.

Genre is central to understanding the industrial context and the visual form of television. This new edition of a key textbook brings together leading international scholars to provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the debates, issues and concerns of television genre. The Television Genre Book is structured in 11 sections that introduce the concept of 'genre' itself and how it has been understood in television studies, and then address in turn key televisual genres: drama, soap opera, comedy, news, documentary, reality television, children's television, animation, prime time and day time. The discussion is illustrated throughout with case studies of classic and contemporary programming from each genre, ranging from The Sopranos to Bleak House and from Monty Python's Flying Circus to South Park. The second edition features new sections on reality TV, animation, prime-time and daytime TV, and new case studies of recent shows such as 24, CSI, The Office and The X Factor. The second edition includes selected guides to further reading and a full bibliography.

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SKU 9781844572182
Product contents

Preface (1st Edition) Preface (2nd Edition) Acknowledgments Notes on Contributors What is Genre? Genre Theory – Glen Creeber Studying Genre – Steve Neale Television and Genre – Steve Neale The Uses and Limitations of Genre – Gra

Publisher(s) BFI Publishing , Palgrave Macmillan
Editor(s) Toby Miller , Glen Creeber , John Tulloch
Format Paperback
Original publication date 24/11/2008
Edition 2nd
Number of pages 224

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