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Logics of Television : Essays in Cultural Criticism - Patricia Mellencamp

Logics of Television

Essays in Cultural Criticism

By: Patricia Mellencamp (Editor)

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Published: 22nd August 1990
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"This intellectually sexy collection features some of the best and brightest academic media analysts from Britain and the United States." -- Voice Literary Supplement

"The essays in this volume rigorously engage the challenges of postmodern cultural criticism and theory, the central contemporary debate in the humanities." -- Communication Abstracts

"Mellencamp has produced a challenging and an invigorating text.... It should provide much inspiration." -- Journal of Communication

"This is a particularly good collection of thirteen papers with, overall, much more theoretically interesting yet less obscure and more pleasure-giving content than the norm. Give it priority." -- Media Information Australia

These essays, on the cutting edge of theoretical debate in the humanities, rigorously engage the challenges of postmodern cultural critique and theory. They range widely from detailed historical research to broad questions of theory and method.

Contributors are Patricia Mellencamp, Meaghan Morris, John Caughie, Charlotte Brunsdon, Lynn Spigel, William Boddy, Eileen R. Meehan, Andrew Ross, Lynne Joyrich, Jane Gaines, Margaret Morse, Mary Ann Doane, and Stephen Heath.

"This intellectually sexy collection features some of the best and brightest academic media analysts from Britain and the United States." - Voice Literary Supplement "The essays in this volume rigorously engage the challenges of postmodern cultural criticism and theory, the central contemporary debate in the humanities." - Communication Abstracts "Mellencamp has produced a challenging and an invigorating text... It should provide much inspiration." - Journal of Communication "This is a particularly good collection of thirteen papers with, overall, much more theoretically interesting yet less obscure and more pleasure-giving content than the norm. Give it priority." - Media Information Australia

Acknowledgments Patricia Mellencamp Prologue Meaghan Morris Banality in Cultural Studies John Caughie Playing at Being American: Games and Tactics Charlotte Brunsdon Television: Aesthetics and Audiences Lynn Spigel Television in the Family Circle: The Popular Reception of a New Medium William Boddy The Seven Dwarfs and the Money Grubbers: The Public Relations Crisis of US Television in the Late 1950s Eileen R. Meehan Why We DonOt Count: The Commodity Audience Andrew Ross Techno-Ethics and Tele-Ethics: Three Lives in the Day of Max Headroom Lynne Joyrich Critical and Textual Hypermasculinity Jane Gaines Superman and the Protective Strength of the Trademark Margaret Morse An Ontology of Everyday Distraction: The Freeway, the Mall, and Television Mary Ann Doane Information, Crisis, Catastrophe Patricia Mellencamp TV Time and Catastrophe, or Beyond the Pleasure Principle of Television Stephen Heath Representing Television Contributors Name Index Subject Index

ISBN: 9780253205827
ISBN-10: 0253205824
Series: Theories of Contemporary Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 22nd August 1990
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.49