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Critical Approaches to Television (Paperback)

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I. Theoretical and Critical Foundations 1. The Context for Criticism: Television and Society 2. Foundations of Television Criticism 3. Critical Approaches to Television Discourse: An Overview 4. Writing Television Criticism II. Text-Centered Critical Approaches 5. Semiotic/Structural Criticism A Sample Study: John Fiske's "Popularity and Ideology: A Structuralist Reading of "Dr. Who"" 6. Genre Criticism A Sample Study: Matthew P. McAllister's "Recombinant Television Genres and "Doogie Howser, M.D."" 7. Rhetorical Criticism Two Sample Studies: Bonnie Dow's ""Murphy Brown": Postfeminism Personified"; Sarah R. Stein's, "The 1984 Macintosh Ad: Cinematic Icons and Constitutive Rhetoric in the Launch of a New Machine" 8. Narrative Criticism A Sample Study: Bruce E. Gronbeck's "The Visual and Narrative Rhetoric of Redemption: American Culture Responds to 9/11" III. Producer-Centered Approaches 9. Auteur Criticism A Sample Study: Richard Campbell and Jimme L. Reeves's "Television Authors: The Case of Hugh Wilson" 10. Production Context Criticism A Sample Study: Elana Levine's "Toward a Paradigm for Media Production Research: Behind the Scenes at "General"" Hospital"" 11. Ideological Criticism A Sample Study: Mark P. Orbe's "Constructions of Reality on MTV's "The Real World: " An Analysis of the Restrictive Coding of Black Masculinity" IV. Reception-Centered Approaches 12. Reader-Oriented Criticism A Sample Study: Lawrence A. Wenner's "The Dream Team, Communicative Dirt, and the Marketing of Synergy: USA Basketball and Cross-Merchandising in Television Commercials" 13. Audience Ethnographic Criticism A Sample Study: Rona Tamiko Halualani and Leah R. Vande Berg's "'Asian or American': MeaningsIn, Through, and Around "All-American Girl"" 14. Cultural Criticism: General Approaches Two Sample Studies: Heather L. Hundley's "The Naturalization of Beer in "Cheers"; Cathy Sandeen's "Success Defined by Television: The Value System Promoted by "PM Magazine"" 15. Cultural Criticism: Mythic, Feminist, and Psychoanalytic Approaches Three Sample Studies: Susan Owen's "Vampires, Postmodernity and Postfeminism: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer""; Robert Westerfelhaus and Teresa A. Combs's "Criminal Investigations and Spiritual Quests: The "X-Files" as an Example of Hegemonic Concordance in Mass-Mediated Society"; Sonia Livingstone and Tamar Liebes's "Where Have All the Mothers Gone? Soap Opera's Replaying of the Oedipal Story" V. Ethics and the Critical Approach 16. Television, Ethics, and Criticism

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Publisher Pearson College Div
Mfg Part# 9780205564668
SKU 204174554
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0205564666
Release Date 1/17/2012
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Book Format Paperback
Edition 0002
Number of Pages 0560
Publisher Pearson Custom Publishing
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