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978-0-8223-3393-7 / 0822333937

Television after TV: Essays on a Medium in Transition (Console-ing Passions)

by Jostein Gripsrud

Publisher:Duke University Press Books

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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In the last ten years, television has reinvented itself in numerous ways. The demise of the U.S. three-network system, the rise of multi-channel cable and global satellite delivery, changes in regulation policies and ownership rules, technological innovations in screen design, and the development of digital systems like TiVo have combined to transform the practice we call watching tv. If tv refers to the technologies, program forms, government policies, and practices of looking associated with the medium in its classic public service and three-network age, it appears that we are now entering a new phase of television. Exploring these changes, the essays in this collection consider the future of television in the United States and Europe and the scholarship and activism focused on it.

With historical, critical, and speculative essays by some of the leading television and media scholars, Television after TV examines both commercial and public service traditions and evaluates their dual (and some say merging) fates in our global, digital culture of convergence. The essays explore a broad range of topics, including contemporary programming and advertising strategies, the use of television and the Internet among diasporic and minority populations, the innovations of new technologies like TiVo, the rise of program forms from reality tv to lifestyle programs, televisions changing role in public places and at home, the Internets use as a means of social activism, and televisions role in education and the arts. In dialogue with previous media theorists and historians, the contributors collectively rethink the goals of media scholarship, pointing toward new ways of accounting for televisions past, present, and future.

Contributors
William Boddy
Charlotte Brunsdon
John T. Caldwell
Michael Curtin
Julie DAcci
Anna Everett
Jostein Gripsrud
John Hartley
Anna McCarthy
David Morley
Jan Olsson
Priscilla Peņa Ovalle
Lisa Parks
Jeffrey Sconce
Lynn Spigel
William Uricchio

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