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Television and Digital Media

Lynn Spigel and Max Dawson

in American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626014
eISBN:
9780748670673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626014.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In this chapter, Lynn Spiegel and Max Dawson show how American television remained the central medium not just for entertainment, but for discussion of gender roles, race relations, family life and ... More


Introduction: African American Television Trade

Timothy Havens

in Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737200
eISBN:
9780814759448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737200.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This introductory chapter looks at media globalization not as a restrictive or liberating force, but as productive of certain kinds of representational outcomes. In some ways, globalization has ... More


Between global and national: 24 and Spooks; Buried and Oz

Robin Nelson

in State of Play: Contemporary 'High-end' TV Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073106
eISBN:
9781781701119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073106.003.0027
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter considers developments in television dramatic form and style in the context of ‘cultural discount’. Any simple binary difference between American and British television cultures is ... More


The Worldwide Circulation of Contemporary African American Television

Timothy Havens

in Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737200
eISBN:
9780814759448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737200.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the international circulation of the newer forms of African American television, particularly, how different network organizations and audience configurations create ... More


A little Brit different? BBC America and transnational constructs of Britishness

Darrell M. Newton

in Adjusting the Contrast: British Television and Constructs of Race

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526100986
eISBN:
9781526132185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100986.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how BBCA has represented contemporary Britain in its programming choices since 1998, when it began service in the United States. With a healthy range of programming that ... More


Television and The Flood: Anatomy of an “Inglorious Flop”

Charles M. Joseph

in Stravinsky Inside Out

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300075373
eISBN:
9780300129366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300075373.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter takes a look at the first and last television performance of The Flood, Stravinsky's newest work in June of 1962. The Flood, like many of Stravinsky's earlier theater compositions, ... More


Roots and the Perils of African American Television Drama in a Global World

Timothy Havens

in Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737200
eISBN:
9780814759448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737200.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the miniseries Roots (1977), which became a worldwide sensation. The show's portrayals of blackness, particularly black masculinity, draws on black nationalist and Black Power ... More


Conclusion: Transnational Televisual Aesthetics and Global Discourses of Race

Timothy Havens

in Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737200
eISBN:
9780814759448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737200.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This concluding chapter explains how the discussions in African American television constitute highly institutionalized exchanges. The book argues that while these are not the most interesting or ... More


Indian Accents: Brown Voice and Racial Performance in American Television and Film

Shilpa S. Davé

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037405
eISBN:
9780252094583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037405.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Amid immigrant narratives of assimilation, this book focuses on the representations and stereotypes of South Asian characters in American film and television. Exploring key examples in popular ... More


Introduction

in Special Relations: The Americanization of Britain?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773997
eISBN:
9780804777834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773997.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book addresses the reaction of Britain to American popular culture. The phenomena of special postwar cultural relations that this study considers include the prospect of the Manhattanization of ... More


Black Television from Elsewhere: The Globalization of Non-U.S. Black Television

Timothy Havens

in Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737200
eISBN:
9780814759448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737200.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter illustrates how black programming produced elsewhere navigates the circuits of contemporary commercial television and global, digital distribution platforms. It looks at three examples ... More


Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe

Timothy Havens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737200
eISBN:
9780814759448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737200.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores the globalization of African American television and the way in which foreign markets, programming strategies, and viewer preferences have influenced portrayals of African ... More


Time in Television Narrative: Exploring Temporality in Twenty-First-Century Programming

Melissa Ames (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032936
eISBN:
9781617032943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032936.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This collection analyzes twenty-first-century American television programs that rely upon temporal and narrative experimentation. These shows play with time, slowing it down to unfold the narrative ... More


Advertising: social life, social standing and sex

Rebecca Feasey

in Masculinity and Popular Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627974
eISBN:
9780748651184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627974.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter introduces the ways in which stereotypical representations of gender have changed in British and American television advertising from the 1950s to the present day, paying particular ... More


Grandparents and Grandchildren in The Simpsons: Intergenerational Rupture and Prefigurative Culture

Mariano Narodowski and Verónica Gottau

in Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815163
eISBN:
9781496815200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815163.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Mariano Narodowski and Verónica Gottau employ an anthropological theoretical framework to interpret the intergenerational relationships in the American television series The Simpsons as an instance ... More


Mel Brooks in the Cultural Industries: Survival and Prolonged Adaptation

Alex Symons

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748649587
eISBN:
9780748676484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748649587.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Which strategies has Mel Brooks used to survive, adapt, and thrive in the cultural industries? How has he gained his reputation as a multimedia survivor? Taking an artist-focused approach, the book ... More


Rarae Aves: Television’s Female Scientists

Marcel Chotkowski Lafollette

in Science on American Television: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226921990
eISBN:
9780226922010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922010.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the depiction or portrayal of women scientists in science television programs in the United States. It explains that television transmitted potent statements about the role and ... More


Introduction: Men Matter

Judith Walzer Leavitt

in Make Room for Daddy: The Journey from Waiting Room to Birthing Room

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832554
eISBN:
9781469605616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887837_leavitt.4
Subject:
History, Social History

This book begins by presenting a prime-time first: On December 8, 1952, American television audiences watching I Love Lucy saw a pregnant actress playing the part of a pregnant woman. Lucille Ball ... More


Conclusion

Joseph Oldham

in Paranoid Visions: Spies, Conspiracies and the Secret State in British Television Drama

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994150
eISBN:
9781526128379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994150.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This conclusion surveys the history and evolution of the spy and conspiracy dramas over the preceding decades, summing up the arguments from the main chapters of the book. This is framed by ... More


Sustaining and Transgressing Borders: The Relationship between Children and the Elderly in Mad Men

Cecilia Lindgren and Johanna Sjöberg

in Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815163
eISBN:
9781496815200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815163.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The award-winning American television series Mad Men uses historical fiction to reflect on issues that remain pressing, including tensions in family and intergenerational relationships. This chapter ... More


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