American Television Genres

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  • ISBN-13: 9780882298283
  • ISBN: 0882298283
  • Edition: 2
  • Publication Date: 1984
  • Publisher: Wadsworth


Kaminsky, Stuart M., Mahan, Jeffrey H.


In this book, Kaminsky and other scholars use the sophisticated critical tools of contemporary literary and film analysis to examine popular American television genres. Critical approaches ranging from historical to anthropological to structural and psychoanalytic are clearly presented and then used to analyze a variety of shows including soap operas, police dramas, game shows, and news programs. Throughout the book the authors explore the ways in ehich the genres of popular television regularly viewed by millions are significant on a cultural and social level. These explorations reveal that popular television can be understood as a rich and complex art form. This book will provide the student with a detailed introduction to the art of television criticism.Kaminsky, Stuart M. is the author of 'American Television Genres', published 1984 under ISBN 9780882298283 and ISBN 0882298283.

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