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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 55 new and published books in the subject of Television Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Politics of HBO’s The Wire

    Everything is Connected

    Edited by Shirin Deylami, Jonathan Havercroft

    Series: Popular Culture and World Politics

    This innovative new work suggests that The Wire reflects, not simply a cultural take on contemporary America, but a structural critique of the conditions of late-modernity and global capitalism. As such, it is a visual text worth investigating and exploring for its nuanced examination of power,...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Analyzing Music in Advertising

    Television Commercials and Consumer Choice

    By Nicolai Graakjaer

    Series: Routledge Interpretive Marketing Research

    The study of music in commercials is well-suited for exploring the persuasive impact that music has beyond the ability to entertain, edify, and purify its audience. This book focuses on music in commercials from an interpretive text analytical perspective, answering hitherto neglected questions:...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Neuroscience and Media

    New Understandings and Representations

    Edited by Michael Grabowski

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This volume explores how advances in the fields of evolutionary neuroscience and cognitive psychology are informing media studies with a better understanding of how humans perceive, think and experience emotion within mediated environments. The book highlights interdisciplinary and...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Television Brandcasting

    The Return of the Content-Promotion Hybrid

    By Jennifer Gillan

    Television Brandcasting examines U. S. television’s utility as a medium for branded storytelling. It investigates the current and historical role that television content, promotion, and hybrids of the two have played in disseminating brand messaging and influencing consumer decision-making....

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Arab Cultural Studies

    History, Politics and the Popular

    Edited by Anastasia Valassopoulos

    This book seeks to both showcase and further develop innovative research and debates on contemporary Arab cultural production. Popular culture in the form of cinema, popular music, literature, visual media and cyber-cultures, both local and imported, enjoy a central role in Arab cultural life, and...

    Published November 29th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Reality TV

    By Annette Hill

    Series: Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

    Reality TV is popular entertainment. And yet a common way to start a conversation about it is ‘I wouldn’t want anyone to know this but…’ Why do people love and love to hate reality TV? This book explores reality TV in all its forms - from competitive talent shows to reality soaps - examining a...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Discourse of Public Participation Media

    From talk show to Twitter

    By Joanna Thornborrow

    The Discourse of Public Participation Media takes a fresh look at what ‘ordinary’ people are doing on air – what they say, and how and where they get to say it. Using techniques of discourse analysis to explore the construction of participant identities in a range of different public...

    Published November 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Alphabet to Internet

    Media in Our Lives, 3rd Edition

    By Irving Fang

    What Greek philosopher thought writing would harm a student’s memory? Was the poet Byron’s daughter the first computer programmer? Who plays more video games, women over 18 or teenage boys? In Alphabet to Internet: Media in Our Lives, Irving Fang looks at each medium of communication through the...

    Published November 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. LEGO Studies

    Examining the Building Blocks of a Transmedial Phenomenon

    Edited by Mark J.P. Wolf

    Since the "Automatic Binding Bricks" that LEGO produced in 1949, and the LEGO "System of Play" that began with the release of Town Plan No. 1 (1955), LEGO bricks have gone on to become a global phenomenon, and the favorite building toy of children, as well as many an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO). LEGO...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Modernization, Nation-Building, and Television History

    Edited by Stewart Anderson, Melissa Chakars

    Series: Routledge Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies

    This innovative collection investigates the ways in which television programs around the world have highlighted modernization and encouraged nation-building. It is an attempt to catalogue and better understand the contours of this phenomenon, which took place as television developed and expanded in...

    Published October 22nd 2014 by Routledge