Television and Common Knowledge


Television and Common Knowledge considers how television can facilitate well-informed citizenship in a fragmented modern society. The contributors examine how common knowledge is assumed and produced across the huge social, cultural and geographical gulfs that characterise the contemporary social context. They also investigate the role of television as the primary medium for the production and dissemination of knowledge, examining specific TV genres in order to consider the changing ways in which they attempt to inform audiences, and how they are actually made meaningful by viewers.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Graham Murdock
  • Daniel Dayan
  • Jostein Gripsrud
  • John Ellis
  • Roger Silverstone
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1999


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