An Introduction to Television Studies
In this comprehensive textbook, now updated for its third edition, Jonathan Bignell provides students with a framework for understanding the key concepts and main approaches to Television Studies, including audience research, television history and broadcasting policy, and the analytical study of individual programmes.
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Individual chapters address: studying television, television histories, television cultures, television texts and narratives, television genres and formats, television production, television and quality, television realities, television you can’t see, television audiences, beyond television.
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Television Histories Introduction
Further reading 4 Television Texts and Narratives Introduction The languageof television
Identifying genre and format The generic space of soap opera
Television and Quality
Television You Cant
Beyond Television Introduction