Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Television Truths considers what we know about TV, whether we love it or hate it, where TV is going, and whether viewers should bother going along for the ride. This engaging volume, written by one of television's best known scholars, offers a new take on the history of television and an up-to-date analysis of its imaginative content and cultural uses. * Explores the pervasive, persuasive, and powerful nature of television: among the most criticized phenomena of modern life, but still the most popular pastime ever * Written by John Hartley, one of television's best known scholars * Considers how television reflects and shapes contemporary life across the economic, political, social and cultural spectrum, examining its influence from historical, political and aesthetic perspectives * Probes the nature of, and future for, television at a time of unprecedented change in technologies and business plans * Provides an up-to-date analysis of content and cultural uses, from the television live event, to its global political influence, through to the concept of the "TV citizen" * Maps out a new paradigm for understanding television, for its research and scholarship, and for the very future of the medium itself

Buy Television Truths book by John Hartley from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781405169790
ISBN-10: 1405169796
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 164mm x 18mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Television Truths book by John Hartley and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - John Hartley

John Hartley is a Distinguished Professor at Queensland University of Technology and Adjunct Professor of the Australian National University. Hartley is the author of 15 books, including Creative Industries, A Short History of Cultural Studies, and Communication, Cultural and Media Studies: The Key Concepts. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Books By Author John Hartley

Cultural Science by John Hartley

Cultural Science

Paperback, March 2016
$44.99
Creative Economy and Culture by John Hartley

Creative Economy and Culture

Paperback, September 2015
$60.30
Companion to New Media Dynamics by John Hartley

A Companion to New Media Dynamics

Paperback, May 2015
$66.56