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Studies in Television


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Tele-ology by John Hartley

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Tele-ology brings together John Hartley's writings on television. Hartley assesses TV as a global and local force, a cultural and textual system and a corporate and domestic, political and artistic object of study. He draws on current critical theory in cultural studies to develop a wide-ranging and thought-provoking view of television broadcasting in Britain, Australia and the USA. The collection includes writings on TV truth and propaganda; on populism in the news; on mythologies of the audience, who, John Hartley suggests, are as fictional as the shows they watch; on TV drama as a photopoetic' genre in the tradition of Shakespeare; on the peculiarities of TV continuity and TV advertising and on the cultural politics of Kylie Minogue and Madonna, The Beverley Hillbillies and Bonanza , and gardening programmes. Tele-ology will not only be of interest to media professionals and lecturers but to TV viewers who are ambitious enough to want to do their job better.
Release date NZ
April 2nd, 1992
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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