American television genres

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Nelson-Hall, 1985 - Business & Economics - 220 pages
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In this book, Kaminsky and other scholars use the sophisticated critical tools of contemporary literary and film analysis to examine popular American television genres. Critical approaches ranging from historical to anthropological to structural and psychoanalytic are clearly presented and then used to analyze a variety of shows including soap operas, police dramas, game shows, and news programs. Throughout the book the authors explore the ways in ehich the genres of popular television regularly viewed by millions are significant on a cultural and social level. These explorations reveal that popular television can be understood as a rich and complex art form. This book will provide the student with a detailed introduction to the art of television criticism.

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Typically the kind of book you will have not trouble to get used. It's about the cultural and social impact of television in the 60s-70s. To give you an idea there's a picture of Captain Kirk and Janice Rand on the cover. Mostly outdated.

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A Historical Perspective on the Popular Arts
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What Is the Critical Task?
9
Genre and Order
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Kaminsky was a a MWA Master, as well as an Edgar Award-winning author. His series include the Lew Fonesca, Inspector Rostnikov, Toby Peters, and the Abe Lieberman mysteries. He passed away in 2009.

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