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Television Myth and the American Mind: Second Edition

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Publisher Comments:

This book offers an interpretation of the myths that shape television images and reinforce this culture's dominant ideology. It provides histories of all television genres and connects developments within each genre to political, social, and cultural shifts in the larger society. This new Second Edition updates the previous edition's close textual analysis of representative series and serials to mid-1993, reflecting the significant changes that have occurred in both the business of television in the United States and in the larger society's dominant ideology. The Second Edition also reflects significant advances in critical theory related to the study of television that have occurred over the past decade, and it incorporates both the structuralist critical position (dominant in the first edition) and a post-structuralist position which moves away from a determinist textual analysis of ideology to a consideration of possible multiple decodings.

Synopsis:

This book offers an interpretation of the myths that shape television images and reinforce this culture's dominant ideology. It provides histories of all television genres and connects developments within each genre to political, social, and cultural shifts in the larger society.

Description:

Includes bibliographical (p. [391]-394) references and index.

About the Author

HAL HIMMELSTEIN is Professor of Television and Radio at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and Director of Research of the Center for the Study of World Television.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780275931575
Author:
Himmelstein, Hal
Publisher:
Praeger
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
Mass Media - Electronics Media
Subject:
Television - General
Subject:
Television - History & Criticism
Subject:
Television programs
Subject:
Television broadcasting
Subject:
Television advertising
Subject:
Television broadcasting -- United States.
Subject:
Media Studies - Electronic Media
Subject:
Television programs -- United States.
Subject:
Communication Studies
Subject:
Film and Television-Media Studies
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
shifts in the larger society.
Series Volume:
86-3385-5
Publication Date:
19940831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.22x6.18x1.07 in. 1.38 lbs.

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