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Description - Television Drama by John Tulloch

This book is the first specifically about television drama from within a cultural studies perspective and as such examines the active agency of both viewers and media practitioners. The author examines dominant and counter-myths as they circulate in popular culture, discussing soap opera, science fiction, sitcom, cop series and 'authored' drama among its examples. It works within an ethnographic framework, he looks in detail at both the production and reception of TV drama. The overall aim of the book is to examine television representation as part of an historically positioned and differentiated social formation in which knowledgeable actors work in every institutional arena (whether media industry, academia or domestic household) to make their meanings.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415016490
ISBN-10: 0415016495
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 340
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Sep-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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