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Major Works: Film & TV Communication

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Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

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  1. Early Cinema

    Edited by Richard Abel

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Especially over the past thirty years, serious research on early cinema has blossomed as never before. This rapid growth has included the establishment of international organizations such as Domitor (founded in 1987), with its biannual conferences; film festivals such as Le Giorante del cinema muto...

    Published January 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Televising Democracies

    Edited by Bob Franklin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Television

    Published in 1992, this was the first book to assess the impact of television broadcasting on the House of Commons and its Member’s behaviour. It looks at the implications for political journalism as well as broader questions concerning the role of media in a democracy. Bringing together...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Television News and the Elderly

    Broadcast Managers' Attitudes Toward Older Adults

    By Michael L. Hilt

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Television

    This concise survey investigates the television general managers’ and news directors’ attitudes towards the elderly in the United States. Originally published in 1997, it raises important issues of ageing in relation to the media with specific focus on the older viewer’s status as a viewing...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Language of Television

    Uses and Abuses

    By Albert Hunt

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Television

    The first part of this book assesses how television presents viewers with information - contrasting the ‘official reality’ of news and current affairs programmes with the anarchic view of the world put out by such as Morecambe and Wise and the two Ronnies. It challenges the politics of programme...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Ideological Octopus

    An Exploration of Television and its Audience

    By Justin Lewis

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Television

    Originally published in 1991, this introduction to studying the television audience discusses developments in semiology and cultural studies and their contribution to our understanding of the power of television. How, in the most precise and intricate sense, does television influence the way we...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Remote Control

    Television, Audiences, and Cultural Power

    Edited by Ellen Seiter, Hans Borchers, Gabriele Kreutzner, Eva-Maria Warth

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Television

    The ways in which we watch television tell us much about our views of gender, the family and society. Bringing together the leading experts in the field of audience studies, this book investigates how viewers watch television, and what they think about the programmes they see. Originally published...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Use and Abuse of Television

    A Social Psychological Analysis of the Changing Screen

    By J. Mallory Wober

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Television

    A critical review of the harms and benefits of television that also examines systems for maximizing television's benefits. The author breaks away from the conventional jargon of audience measurement and other traditional research methods, proposing instead new and alternative European and...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Videology and Utopia

    Explorations in a New Medium

    By Alfred Willener, Guy Milliard, Alex Ganty

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Television

    When this book was originally published in 1976, video represented a new instrument, a new medium, and a new field of research with largely unrealized potential. The video-taperecorder was an addition to the technology of mass communications, a handy gadget for recording synchronized images and...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  9. American Television

    New Directions in History and Theory

    Edited by Nick Browne

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Television

    This work brings together writings on television published in Quarterly Review of Film and Video, from essays by Nick Browne and Beverle Houston to the latest historical and critical research. It considers television's economics, technologies, forms and audiences from a cultural perspective that...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

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