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Major Works: Television Studies

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 18 new and published major works in the subject of Television Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

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.

New and Published Books

  1. Hollywood in the Age of Television

    Edited by Tino Balio

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This collection of papers examines the evolving relationship between the motion picture industry and television from the 1940s onwards. The institutional and technological histories of the film and TV industries are looked at, concluding that Hollywood and television had a symbiotic relationship...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Routledge Library Editions: Television

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Television

    Reissuing works originally published between 1974 and 1999, Routledge Library Editions: Television (17 volume set) offers a selection of scholarship covering the exploration of TV. Volumes vary from general texts on the advent, influence or future of broadcasting to specific studies of television...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Television and the Aggressive Child

    A Cross-national Comparison

    Edited by L. Rowell Huesmann, Leonard D. Eron

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Television

    The research presented in this book, originally published in 1986, looks to pinpoint the psychological processes involved in the media violence-aggression relation. Expanding on earlier studies, the compilation of essays here delves deeply into aggression study and compares results about media...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. China Turned On

    Television, Reform and Resistance

    By James Lull

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Television

    The years following the Cultural Revolution saw the arrival of television as part of China’s effort to ‘modernize’ and open up to the West. Endorsed by the Deng Xiaoping regime as a ‘bridge’ between government and the people, television became at once the official mouthpiece of the Communist Party...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Cable Television and the Future of Broadcasting

    Edited by Ralph Negrine

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Television

    Originally published in 1985, this book surveys developments in cable television in the major industrialised countries with chapters specifically authored on each area. It looks at the technology, its potential, and how far it had been implemented, considering the reaction of governments, existing...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Satellite Broadcasting

    The Politics and Implications of the New Media

    Edited by Ralph Negrine

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Television

    Originally published in 1988, this book provides a thorough examination of the possibilities and key issues in satellite technology which at the time already seemed likely to change the face of broadcasting both within nations and internationally. It begins with a guide to the technical development...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge