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The 1950s: Going for Growth

David Ellwood

in The Shock of America: Europe and the Challenge of the Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198228790
eISBN:
9780191741739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228790.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History, American History: 20th Century

The transformation of Europe, from postwar ruins to the era of the economic miracles; the ‘revolutions of rising expectations’ and their fulfilment through the recipes of growth; unique, temporary ... More


Introduction: Early Television Culture in the UK

Janet Thumim

in Inventing Television Culture: Men, Women, and the Box

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742234
eISBN:
9780191694998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742234.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book aims to explore some of the cultural anxieties provoked by early television, considering the extent to which we can understand it not only to reflect cultural change in the mid-twentieth ... More


Of Crusaders and Crowds

Deirdre de la Cruz

in Mother Figured: Marian Apparitions and the Making of a Filipino Universal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226314884
eISBN:
9780226315072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315072.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Chapter Five focuses on the Rosary, both as a devotional practice and a locus for lay activism. It examines the Family Rosary Crusade (FRC), a Catholic apostolate that was founded in the late 1940s ... More


Troy Kennedy Martin

Lez Cooke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067020
eISBN:
9781781702055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067020.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This book provides a full-length study of the screenwriter Troy Kennedy Martin, whose work for film and television includes Z Cars, The Italian Job, Kelly's Heroes, The Sweeney, Reilly—Ace of Spies ... More


A sense of place: Regional British television drama, 1956-82

Lez Cooke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719086786
eISBN:
9781781706329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086786.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This pioneering study examines regional British television drama from its beginnings on the BBC and ITV in the 1950s to the arrival of Channel Four in 1982. It discusses the ways in which ... More


Introduction

Frances C. Galt

in Women's Activism Behind the Screens: Trade Unions and Gender Inequality in the British Film and Television Industries

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529206296
eISBN:
9781529214475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206296.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter establishes the original contribution of the book by addressing why this research is necessary, where it sits within the existing literature and how this research has been conducted. ... More


Introduction

Julia M. Wright

in Men with stakes: Masculinity and the gothic in US television

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097706
eISBN:
9781526104113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097706.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter lays out the history of US gothic television in relation to the study’s concern with masculinity. It begins by challenging the critical emphasis on televisual realism as the test which ... More


TV antiquity: Swords, sandals, blood and sand

Sylvie Magerstädt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781784995324
eISBN:
9781526144614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995324.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

TV antiquity explores representations of ancient Greece and Rome throughout television history. It is the first comprehensive overview of the genre in television. More specifically, the author argues ... More


State of play: the TV drama industry — new rules of the game

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/9780719073106.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Taking a retrospective, long view of television-drama history, it appears that programmes which have been perceived to be of exceptional quality, canonical even, have typically emerged under ... More


The Tour and Television: A Love-Hate Story

Eric Reed

in Selling the Yellow Jersey: The Tour de France in the Global Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226206530
eISBN:
9780226206677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226206677.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter Three explores the business and media history of the Tour in France after the Second World War. Between 1949 and 1974, as France’s consumer economy boomed and television became the dominant ... More


Bring the Payne: The Erasure of the Black Sitcom and the Emergence of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne

Artel Great

in From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807045
eISBN:
9781496807083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Continuing a television studies analysis of Perry, Artel Great argues in Chapter Eight that from both a critical and an industrial perspective, the sitcom Tyler Perry’s House of Payne(TBS, 2006-2012) ... More


The Tour’s Globalizing Agenda in the Television Age

Eric Reed

in Selling the Yellow Jersey: The Tour de France in the Global Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226206530
eISBN:
9780226206677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226206677.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Television emerged as the most important commercial pillar of the Tour and global sports business after the Second World War. Chapter Six explains how, as the television economy of professional ... More


Introduction

Biswarup Sen and Abhijit Roy

in Channeling Cultures: Television Studies from India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198092056
eISBN:
9780199082889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092056.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Starting with a reference to the recent instances of confrontation between the Indian state and an agitated “civil society”, the Introduction draws our attention to the roles Indian television plays ... More


Introduction

David Bevington

in Murder Most Foul: Hamlet Through the Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599103
eISBN:
9780191731501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599103.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter provides an introduction to Hamlet's history — its critical history, performance history, in film, in television, publishing, and history.


Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy

Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295049
eISBN:
9780520967946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295049.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

Jack Benny became one of the most influential entertainers of the 20th century - by being the top radio comedian, when the comics ruled radio, and radio was the most powerful and pervasive mass ... More


The Little Rascals

Julia Lee

in Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816698219
eISBN:
9781452952451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698219.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“The Little Rascals” depicts Our Gang’s television revival as The Little Rascals in the 1950s. It tracks shifting reception to the series among black and white viewers, including boycotts by ... More


La comunidad (2000): modernity and the cinematic past

Peter Buse, Núria Triana Toribio, and Andy Willis

in The Cinema of Alex de la Iglesia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071362
eISBN:
9781781700952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071362.003.0026
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

La comunidad invokes or cites genre cinema without ever simply inhabiting any single genre. It is probably most accurate to say that it is a black comedy with elements of horror and thriller. This ... More


John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life

Danielle Shapiro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816693405
eISBN:
9781452954318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693405.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

This book is the first biography of artist and industrial designer John Vassos. The book positions him as a significant figure in the development of a self-conscious industrial design profession ... More


The Good Soldier

Julia Lee

in Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816698219
eISBN:
9781452952451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698219.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“The Good Soldier” discusses MGM’s transformation of Our Gang into slick, stilted morality plays and its cancellation of the series in 1942. Describes how Our Gang joined the Office of War ... More


Introduction: The First Presidential Debate

Alan Schroeder

in Presidential Debates: Risky Business on the Campaign Trail

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231170574
eISBN:
9780231541503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170574.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

A detailed behind-the-scenes account of history’s first presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon on September 26, 1960.


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