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Displaying Race for Dollars: Racial Realism in Media and Entertainment

John D. Skrentny

in After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159966
eISBN:
9781400848492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159966.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores racial realism in the advertising and entertainment industries (movies, TV, and professional sports). These cases are distinctive because they are almost totally focused on ... More


Applications

Michael Suk-Young Chwe

in Rational Ritual: Culture, Coordination, and Common Knowledge

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158280
eISBN:
9781400846436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158280.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter begins by considering the question of how cultural practices such as rituals and ceremonies constitute power. It then discusses how rituals work; generating common knowledge through eye ... More


Introduction: Stagnation and Experimentation in the Russian Era of Television

Christine E. Evans

in Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300208481
eISBN:
9780300208962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208481.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book traces the history of Central Television in the Soviet Union from the mid-1960s through the late 1970s and early 1980s. It examines the influential television shows produced by elites near ... More


Illusions of Actuality

in Science on the Air: Popularizers and Personalities on Radio and Early Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467597
eISBN:
9780226466958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226466958.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the television era, science programming survived at the network level only if it conformed to a fast-paced, irreverent, time-conscious context. Communication of scientific information via ... More


Being Human: The Female Ghost in Contemporary British and American Television

Robin Roberts

in Subversive Spirits: The Female Ghost in British and American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815569
eISBN:
9781496815606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815569.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter analyzes and compares the British and American versions of Being Human. Weaving together humor and violence and emphasizing ethnicity and race, these television shows depict the female ... More


Epilogue: The Origins of Central Television’s Perestroika

Christine E. Evans

in Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300208481
eISBN:
9780300208962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208481.003.0009
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This epilogue discusses the influence of Central Television's experimental television shows of the 1970s—including game shows, musical contests, talk shows, and foreign news programs—on the iconic, ... More


The Lack of Influence of thirtysomething

Jane Feuer

in The Contemporary Television Series

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619009
eISBN:
9780748671168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619009.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The term ‘prime-time serial drama’ is no longer specific enough to account for the range of programmes that have populated the television screens in the United States over the years since ... More


The American News Media and Public Misperceptions of Race and Poverty

Martin Gilens (ed.)

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Americans rely heavily on the news media for information about society in general, and the media shape the public's perception of the social and political world they inhabit. This chapter ... More


The Makeover: Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences

Katherine Sender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740699
eISBN:
9780814738979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740699.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Watch this show, buy this product, you can be a whole new you! Makeover television shows repeatedly promise self-renewal and the opportunity for reinvention, but what do we know about the people who ... More


Temporality and Trauma in American Sci-Fi Television

Aris Mousoutzanis

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032936
eISBN:
9781617032943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032936.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter approaches the experimentation of temporality in recent American Sci-Fi TV shows, such as Lost, FlashForward, Fringe, and The Event, in terms of their preoccupation with the topic of ... More


Women Kitchen Potters: Susan Peterson, “The Julia Child of Ceramics”

Jenni Sorkin

in Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226303116
eISBN:
9780226303253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303253.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

Three years prior to the advent of public television and in the same year Marshall McLuhan’s influential text, Understanding Media was published, the potter Susan Peterson (1925-2009) brought clay to ... More


Consuming Passions

in Accounting for Taste: The Triumph of French Cuisine

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226243238
eISBN:
9780226243276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243276.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores changes in French cuisine in the twentieth century by looking at the factors that have reconfigured the culinary landscape over that period of time. It examines the place of ... More


The Television Musical: Glee’s New Directions

Jack Harrison

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032936
eISBN:
9781617032943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032936.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines the temporal narrative experiment taking place in FOX’s Glee. The first section explores how musical conventions are changed by seriality, arguing that the climactic narrative ... More


Like Sands Through the Half-Hourglass: Nurse Jackie and Temporal Disruption

Janani Subramanian

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032936
eISBN:
9781617032943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032936.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Showtime has emerged as a serious contender in the premium television league. While HBO built its reputation around narrative complexity, Showtime has incorporated the female-centric, single-camera, ... More


Content Diversity1

Des Freedman and Vana Goblot (eds)

in A Future for Public Service Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0041
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers the programme genres in public service broadcasting. Genres that have been traditionally associated with public service broadcasting — such as education, natural history, ... More


“New Beginnings Only Lead to Painful Ends”: “Undeading” and Fear of Consequences in Pushing Daisies

Kasey Butcher

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032936
eISBN:
9781617032943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032936.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter analyzes the ways in which Pushing Daisies mirrored the political discourses surrounding the 2008 presidential election and interacted with the 2007–2008 Writers’ Guild of America ... More


Lost in Time?: Lost Fan Engagement with Temporal Play

Lucy Bennett

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032936
eISBN:
9781617032943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032936.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Lost is credited with jumpstarting the narrative trend of experimental temporality. The series used experiments with time as an important part of its structure, employing flashforwards, flashbacks, ... More


Friday Night Fighter: Gaspar "Indio" Ortega and the Golden Age of Television Boxing

Troy Rondinone

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037375
eISBN:
9780252094668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037375.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book relives a lost moment in American postwar history, when boxing ruled as one of the nation's most widely televised sports. During the 1950s and 1960s, viewers tuned in weekly, sometimes even ... More


Children and Public Service Broadcasting

Sonia Livingstone and Claire Local

in A Future for Public Service Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0042
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Much has been said about the future of public service content, the growth of multiple platforms, new market and regulatory pressures, and changing audience preferences and practices, among other ... More


Creating a Common Table in Twentieth-Century Argentina: Dona Petrona, Women, and Food

Rebekah E. Pite

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469606897
eISBN:
9781469608044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469606910_Pite
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Doña Petrona C. de Gandulfo (c. 1896–1992) reigned as Argentina's preeminent domestic and culinary expert from the 1930s through the 1980s. An enduring culinary icon thanks to her magazine columns, ... More


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