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Description - Genre and Television by Jason Mittell

Genre and Television proposes a new understanding of television genres as cultural catagories, offering a set of in-depth historical and critical examinations to explore five key aspects of television genre: history, industry, audience, text, and genre mixing. Drawing on well-known television programs from Dragnet to The Simpsons , this book provides a new model of genre histiography and illustrates how genres are at work within nearly every facet of television - from policy decisions to production techniques to audience practices. Ulitmately, the book argues that through analyzing how television genre operates as a cultural practice, we can better comprehend how television actively shapes our social world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415969031
ISBN-10: 0415969034
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jason Mittell

Jason Mittell is Assistant Professor of of American Civilization and Film and Media Culture at Middlebury College. He has published essays in Cinema Journal, The Velvet Light Trap, Television and New Media, Film History, Journal of Popular Film and Television, and several anthologies. He lives in Middlebury, Vermont.

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