Understanding Society, Culture, and Television (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 141 pages
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Contemporary society has badly misunderstood television. This book offers to guide the reader through the misinformation and exaggeration that wrongly influence cultural discourse and public policy with regard to TV. It presents a new perspective for the 21st century.
  

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Contents

Storytelling and Television
1
Television and the Aesthetics of Power Virtuosity and Repetition
15
Common Contemporary Themes
27
Agendas Politics and Television
37
Globalization and Television
47
Wellsprings of Our Discontent with Television
59
Television and Advertising
75
Television and Government
87
Art for Whose Sake?
99
What Everyone Must Know About Television
113
Afterword
127
Bibliography
129
Index
137
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About the author (2000)

Paul Monaco is Professor of Cinema/Video at Montana State University, Bozeman. Among his books are "Understanding Society, Culture, and Television "(1998) and "Ribbons in Time: Movies and Society since 1945 "(1987). He has twice received Fulbright fellowships to Germany.

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