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Description - Ordinary Television by Frances Bonner

In Ordinary Television, Frances Bonner provides a distinctive angle on a key area of research and teaching across media and cultural studies - the content of television and the relations between television genres and audiences. Hitherto most books on television have focused on drama, or news and current affairs. In other words, they tend to ignore 'ordinary' television - lifestyle programmes and 'reality TV', just the sort of programmes which increasing dominate the schedules. In Ordinary Television, Frances Bonner makes a distinctive argument for regarding these disparate shows as a whole. By examining a substantial range of these programmes, Frances Bonner uncovers their shared characteristics, especially through a consideration of the dominant and disguised discources which pervade them. In addition, the comparative nature of her study enables the author to launch a powerful critique of conventional theories in relation to the globalization of television.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803975712
ISBN-10: 0803975716
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Frances Bonner

Frances Bonner is Senior Lecturer at the School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland

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