A Companion to Television

A Companion to Television

Editor(s): Janet Wasko

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405100946

Online ISBN: 9780470997130

DOI: 10.1002/9780470997130

About this Book

A Companion to Television is a magisterial collection of 31 original essays that charter the field of television studies over the past century

  • Explores a diverse range of topics and theories that have led to television's current incarnation, and predict its likely future
  • Covers technology and aesthetics, television's relationship to the state, televisual commerce; texts, representation, genre, internationalism, and audience reception and effects
  • Essays are by an international group of first-rate scholars

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Table of contents

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  1. Part One: Theoretical Overviews

  2. Part Two: Television/History

  3. Part Three: Television/Aesthetics and Production

  4. Part Four: Television/The State and Policy

  5. Part Five: Television/Commerce

  6. Part Six: Television/Programming, Content, and Genre

  7. Part Seven: Television/The Public and Audiences

  8. Part Eight: Television/Alternative Challenges

  9. Part Nine: International Television/Case Studies

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