The Columbia History of American Television (Paperback)

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Richly researched and engaging, The Columbia History of American Television tracks the growth of TV into a convergent technology, a global industry, a social catalyst, a viable art form, and a complex and dynamic reflection of the American mind and character. Renowned media historian Gary R. Edgerton follows the technological progress and increasing cultural relevance of television from its prehistory (before 1947) to the Network Era (1948-1975) and the Cable Era (1976-1994). He considers the remodeling of television''s look and purpose during World War II; the gender, racial, and ethnic components of its early broadcasts and audiences; its transformation of postwar America; and its function in the political life of the country. In conclusion, Edgerton takes a discerning look at our current Digital Era and the new forms of instantaneous communication that continue to change America''s social, political, and economic landscape.


Publisher Columbia Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780231121651
SKU 210613790
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0231121652
Release Date 3/1/2009
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.75L x 1.5T
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0493
Publisher Columbia University Press
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