Television Studies: Textual Analysis


Burns and Thompson help to remedy the lack of a forum for current research on television by bringing together some of the best recent research in television studies. In compiling these 13 papers, the editors maintain a balance of timely interest and lasting relevance. After an introductory debate primarily seeking a definition of Television Studies, ' the contributors study texts of current TV dramatic and comic series, such as Dallas and Cheers, as well as current trends in nonfiction TV, such as network and local news coverage. In a final essay, conventional wisdom about the audience' is refuted.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Robert J. Thompson
  • Mike Budd
  • Clay Steinman
  • John Fiske
  • Marsha F. Cassidy
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1989


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