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Routledge Library Editions: Television


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Reissuing works originally published between 1974 and 1999, Routledge Library Editions: Television 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 and the elderly, cable television, children and television and television in China. These works cross disciplines such as media studies and psychology with obvious interest to sociologists as well and those researching performance arts subjects.

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China Turned On: Television, Reform and Resistance

China Turned On: Television, Reform and Resistance

1st Edition

James Lull
January 27, 2017

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...

The Making of Channel 4

The Making of Channel 4

1st Edition

Peter Catterall
October 19, 2016

Channel 4 had been a matter of controversy for years even before it came on the air in November 1982. There were lengthy debates about what its role would be and the part to be played by the ITV companies and the growing number of independent television producers. There was also political...

Satellite Broadcasting: The Politics and Implications of the New Media

Satellite Broadcasting: The Politics and Implications of the New Media

1st Edition

Ralph Negrine
October 17, 2016

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...

Television and the Aggressive Child: A Cross-national Comparison

Television and the Aggressive Child: A Cross-national Comparison

1st Edition

L. Rowell Huesmann, Leonard D. Eron
October 17, 2016

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...

Television News and the Elderly: Broadcast Managers' Attitudes Toward Older Adults

Television News and the Elderly: Broadcast Managers' Attitudes Toward Older Adults

1st Edition

Michael L. Hilt
July 06, 2016

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...

The Future of Broadcasting: A Report Presented to the Social Morality Council, October 1973

The Future of Broadcasting: A Report Presented to the Social Morality Council, October 1973

1st Edition

Social Morality Council
May 20, 2016

At the time when this book was originally published, broadcasting in Britain had become a huge industry undergoing major changes. There were questions over the release of a new television channel, and commercial radio. This Report was commissioned to aid the citizen at the receiving end of the new...

Televising Democracies

Televising Democracies

1st Edition

Bob Franklin
May 20, 2016

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...

Cable Television and the Future of Broadcasting

Cable Television and the Future of Broadcasting

1st Edition

Ralph Negrine
May 11, 2016

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...

Black Women in Television: An Illustrated History and Bibliography

Black Women in Television: An Illustrated History and Bibliography

1st Edition

George H. Hill, Lorraine Raglin, Chas Floyd Johnson
February 28, 2016

This bibliography lists more than 700 articles, books, dissertations, and theses on the participation of African American women in the television industry. Includes materials on specific television personalities and programs, and black women's involvement as producers, news anchors, and editorial...

Television and Social Behavior: Beyond Violence and Children / A Report of the Committee on Television and Social Behavior, Social Science Research Council

Television and Social Behavior: Beyond Violence and Children / A Report of the Committee on Television and Social Behavior, Social Science Research Council

1st Edition

Stephen B. Withey, Ronald P. Abeles
February 28, 2016

This book, published originally in 1980, addressed the needs for a profile of televised violence which considered the advantages and disadvantages of various measures and for a furthering of research directions beyond the then-popular emphasis on children. The Committee on Television and Social...

Remote Control: Television, Audiences, and Cultural Power

Remote Control: Television, Audiences, and Cultural Power

1st Edition

Ellen Seiter, Hans Borchers, Gabriele Kreutzner, Eva-Maria Warth
February 28, 2016

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...

The Language of Television: Uses and Abuses

The Language of Television: Uses and Abuses

1st Edition

Albert Hunt
January 21, 2016

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...

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