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Thinking through television [electronic resource] / Ron Lembo.

By: Lembo, Ron.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge cultural social studies: Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2000Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 254 p.).ISBN: 0511011865 (electronic bk.); 9780511011863 (electronic bk.); 0511038895 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780511038891 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0511151713; 9780511151712; 9780521584654 (hbk.); 0521584655 (hbk.); 9780511489488 (electronic bk.); 051148948X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Television broadcasting -- Social aspects -- United States | Television viewers -- United States | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media Studies | Electronic books | T�el�evision -- Aspect social -- �Etats-Unis | T�el�espectateurs -- �Etats-Unis | Kijkgedrag | Culturele aspecten | Sociale aspecten | Soziologie | Fernsehen | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Thinking through television.DDC classification: 302.23/45/0973 Other classification: 05.36 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Part I. Conceptions of television use: Social theory -- Social science -- Cultural studies -- Part II. Reconceptualising television use: Sociality and the problem of the subject -- Components of a viewing culture -- Part III. Documenting the viewing culture: Methodology and the turn to television -- The practice of viewing -- A typology of use -- Conclusion: the politics of television reconsidered.
Review: "This book investigates American television viewing habits as a distinct cultural form. Based on an empirical study of the day-to-day use of television by working people, it develops a unique theoretical approach integrating cultural sociology, postmodernism, and the literature of media effects to explore the ways in which people give meaning to their viewing practices. While recognising the power of television, it also emphasises the importance of the social and political factors which affect the lives of individual viewers, showing how the interaction between the two can result in a disengagement with corporately produced culture at the same time as an appropriation of the images themselves into people's lives. Accessibly written and at the cutting edge of Cultural Studies and television research, this book is essential reading for students and academics in Cultural Studies, television research, and Media and Communication Studies."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-247) and index.

Introduction -- Part I. Conceptions of television use: Social theory -- Social science -- Cultural studies -- Part II. Reconceptualising television use: Sociality and the problem of the subject -- Components of a viewing culture -- Part III. Documenting the viewing culture: Methodology and the turn to television -- The practice of viewing -- A typology of use -- Conclusion: the politics of television reconsidered.

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"This book investigates American television viewing habits as a distinct cultural form. Based on an empirical study of the day-to-day use of television by working people, it develops a unique theoretical approach integrating cultural sociology, postmodernism, and the literature of media effects to explore the ways in which people give meaning to their viewing practices. While recognising the power of television, it also emphasises the importance of the social and political factors which affect the lives of individual viewers, showing how the interaction between the two can result in a disengagement with corporately produced culture at the same time as an appropriation of the images themselves into people's lives. Accessibly written and at the cutting edge of Cultural Studies and television research, this book is essential reading for students and academics in Cultural Studies, television research, and Media and Communication Studies."--Jacket.

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