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Television and women"s culture

the politics of the popular
  • 244 Pages
  • 4.34 MB
  • English

Sage Publications , London, Newbury Park
Television and women, Television viewers, Television criticism, Feminist crit
Statementedited by Mary Ellen Brown.
SeriesCommunication and human values, Communication and human values (Newbury Park, Calif.)
ContributionsBrown, Mary Ellen, 1939-
LC ClassificationsHQ1233 .T415 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination244 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2224576M
ISBN 100803982283, 0803982291
LC Control Number89063638

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Fiske introduces the main arguments from current British, American, Australian, and French scholarship in a style accessible to the student, providing an integrated study of. In this timely and provocative book, Jason Mittell provides students with a uniquely thorough look at the medium of television.

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Book Description. Television for Women brings together emerging and established scholars to reconsider the question of ‘television for women’. In the context of the s, when the potential meanings of both terms have expanded and changed so significantly, in what ways might the concept of programming, addressed explicitly to a group identified by gender still matter.

Television-as-culture is a crucial part of the social dynamics by which the social structure maintains itself in a constant process of production and reproduction: meanings, popular pleasures, and their circulation are therefore part and parcel of this social structure.

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