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The Plug-in Drug
The Plug-in Drug
by Marie Winn
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How does the passive act of watching television and other electronic media-regardless of their content-affect a developing child's relationship to the real world? Focusing on this crucial question, Marie Winn takes a compelling look at television's... (read more)

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Swashbucklers: The Costume Adventure Series
Swashbucklers: The Costume Adventure Series
by James Chapman
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Swashbucklers is the first study of one of the most popular and enduring genres in television history - the costume adventure series. James Chapman explores the history of swashbuckling television from its origins in the 1950s to the present day. He maps... (read more)

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The Art and Making of Hannibal: The Television Series
The Art and Making of Hannibal: The Television Series
by Jesse Mclean
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Jesse McLean is the award-winning author of pop culture books on the television shows Mad Men and How I Met Your Mother. His fiction has appeared in The Broken Social Scene Story Project: Short Works Inspired by You Forgot It In People and his humour has... (read more)

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Boxed In: The Culture of TV
Boxed In: The Culture of TV
by Mark Crispin Miller
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Informed, controversial, ranging from a melancholy study of rock and roll's descent into show business to a hilarious look at the spectacle that is the Jerry Lewis Telethon, these twenty essays offer an unusual and (ironically) entertaining study of... (read more)

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The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media
The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media
by Brooke Gladstone
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New York Times bestseller and#160; Stimulus plans: good or bad? Free markets: How free are they? Jobs: Can we afford them? Occupy Wall Street . . . worldwide! Everybodyandrsquo;s talking about the economy, but how can we, the people, understand what Wall... (read more)

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Monologue: What Makes America Laugh Before Bed
Monologue: What Makes America Laugh Before Bed
by Jon Macks
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Ever since Johnny Carson first popularized the late night talk show in 1962 with The Tonight Show, the 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. comedy time slot on network television has remained an indelible part of our national culture. Today, we have more than six popular... (read more)

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Pop Classics #4: Wrapped in Plastic: Twin Peaks
Pop Classics #4: Wrapped in Plastic: Twin Peaks
by Andy Burns
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Damn good coffee, cherry pie, and the “big bang of auteur television” — why Twin Peaks deserves to be a pop culture classic In 1990, avant garde filmmaker David Lynch (Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Dune, Blue Velvet) and acclaimed... (read more)

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Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real (Meaning Systems)
Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real (Meaning Systems)
by Bernhard Siegert
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In a crucial shift within posthumanistic media studies, Bernhard Siegert dissolves the concept of media into a network of operations that reproduce, displace, process, and reflect the distinctions fundamental for a given culture. Cultural Techniques aims... (read more)

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Ordinary Television: Analyzing Popular TV
Ordinary Television: Analyzing Popular TV
by Frances Bonner
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Addressing a variety of popular television programs in the UK and Australia, Bonner (English, media studies, and art history, U. of Queensland, Australia) first discusses genre and how non-fiction television is usually analyzed. She then examines both... (read more)

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Television in the Age of Radio: Modernity, Imagination, and the Making of a Medium
Television in the Age of Radio: Modernity, Imagination, and the Making of a Medium
by Philip W. Sewell
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Now if I just remembered where I put that original TV play device--the universal remote control . . . Television is a global industry, a medium of representation, an architectural component of space, and a nearly universal frame of reference for viewers.... (read more)

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The Sexy Science of the Big Bang Theory: Essays on Gender in the Series
The Sexy Science of the Big Bang Theory: Essays on Gender in the Series
by Edited By Nadine Farghaly And Eden Leone.
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The 10 essays in this volume examine gender and sexuality issues in The Big Bang Theory. Gender studies, English, and other scholars from the US, Australia, and Europe address the role of female nerds and non-nerds in the television show; the portrayal... (read more)

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Television as Digital Media (Console-Ing Passions)
Television as Digital Media (Console-Ing Passions)
by James Bennett
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In Television as Digital Media, scholars from Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States combine television studies with new media studies to analyze digital TV as part of digital culture. Taking into account technologies, industries, economies,... (read more)

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Television Is the New Television: The Unexpected Triumph of Old Media in the Digital Age
Television Is the New Television: The Unexpected Triumph of Old Media in the Digital Age
by Michael Wolff
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A fresh perspective on the ongoing war for media profits, and why the ultimate winners will surprise people Every day brings new headlines about the decline of traditional media powerhouses like Time Inc. and the triumph of digital native media like... (read more)

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Friends, Followers and the Future: How Social Media Are Changing Politics, Threatening Big Brands, and Killing Traditional Media
Friends, Followers and the Future: How Social Media Are Changing Politics, Threatening Big Brands, and Killing Traditional Media
by Rory Oconnor
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"Rory O'Connor is one of the smartest media guys around. He knows who's spinning, who's pandering, and who's putting money in his own pocket at the expense of logic, reason, and the public good."—Michael Wolff, Vanity Fair media critic"This is a... (read more)

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Arab Television Industries (09 Edition)
Arab Television Industries (09 Edition)
by Marwan M. Kraidy
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Arab Television Industries captures the fascinating metamorphosis of Arab television from separate state-owned terrestrial channels to a vibrant, pan-Arab, commercial satellite industries, and explores the momentous social and political implications of... (read more)

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The Gatekeeper: My Thirty Years as a TV Censor (Television)
The Gatekeeper: My Thirty Years as a TV Censor (Television)
by Alfred R. Schneider
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In the wake of the payola scandal of 1955, Schneider became overseer of ABC televisions's Standards and Practices department. He continued his career by becoming the senior member of the Television Code Review Board in the early 1970s and remained so... (read more)

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Star Trek FAQ: Everything Left to Know about the First Voyages of the Starship Enterprise
Star Trek FAQ: Everything Left to Know about the First Voyages of the Starship Enterprise
by Mark Clark
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Star Trek FAQ tells the complete story of Star Trek, from the before the beginning (the books, films, and TV shows that inspired producer Gene Roddenberry to create Star Trek) until after the end (when the show emerged as a cultural phenomenon in... (read more)

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The TV Detective: Voices of Dissent in Contemporary Television (Popular Television Genres)
The TV Detective: Voices of Dissent in Contemporary Television (Popular Television Genres)
by Helen Piper
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What makes British television crime drama so perennially popular, both in the UK and internationally? What are the attractions and pleasures of these shows? How are detectives positioned in relation to viewers' national and collective experience of the '... (read more)

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Playing Doctor (10 Edition)
Playing Doctor (10 Edition)
by Joseph Turow
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Playing Doctor is an engaging and highly perceptive history of the medical TV series from its inception to the present day. Turow offers an inside look at the creation of iconic doctor shows as well as a detailed history of the programs, an analysis of... (read more)

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The Television Will Be Revolutionized
The Television Will Be Revolutionized
by Amanda Lotz
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Beginning with two general essays,the book explores Nazi slave labor policies, and Nazi policies in the occupied territories. The remaining chapters examine Nazi treatment of Gypsies, Russian POW's, homosexuals, Catholic activists, Jehovah's Witnesses... (read more)

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