Genre Studies in Mass Media
By (author) Art Silverblatt
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Genre Studies in Mass Media by Art Silverblatt
Book DescriptionThe study of various types of programming is essential for critical analysis of the media and also offers revealing perspectives on society's cultural values, preoccupations, behavior, and myths. This handbook provides a systematic, in-depth approach to the study of media genres - including reality programs, game shows, situation comedies, soap operas, film noir, news programs, and more. The author addresses such questions as: Have there been shifts in the formula of particular genres over time? What do these shifts reveal about changes in culture? How and why do new genres - such as reality TV shows - appear? Are there differences in genres from one country to another? Combining theoretical approaches with concrete examples, the book reinforces one's understanding of the importance of genre to the creation, evolution, and consumption of media content. Each chapter in this reader-friendly book contains a detailed discussion of one of the theoretical approaches to genre studies, followed by Lines of Inquiry, which summarizes the major points of the discussion and suggests directions for analysis and further study. Each chapter also includes an example that illustrates how the particular theoretical approach can be applied in the analysis of genre. The author's careful linkage of different genres to the real world makes the book widely useful for those interested in genre study as well as media and culture, television studies, film studies, and media literacy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780765616692
(227mm x 161mm x 23mm)
Imprint: M.E. Sharpe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Art Silverblatt
Approaches to Media Literacy, Hardback (October 2009)
Presents a range of qualitative approaches that enable students to decipher information conveyed through the channels of mass communication - photography, film, radio, television, and interactive media. This book helps students develop critical thinking skills with regard to what media to use and how to interpret the information that they receive.
Genre Studies in Mass Media, Paperback (March 2007)
Provides an approach to the study of media genres - including reality programs, game shows, situation comedies, soap operas, film noir, news programs, and more. This book addresses such questions as: Have there been shifts in the formula of particular genres over time? And, what do these shifts reveal about changes in culture?
International Communications, Paperback (June 2004)» View all books by Art Silverblatt
This book introduces students and general readers to the functions of international communications as well as their cultural contexts, and offers strategies for evaluating the media messages we receive through television, print media, radio, the internet, and advertising.
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