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  1. Watching Jim Crow
    In the early 1960s, whenever the Today Show discussed integration, wlbt-tv, the nbc affiliate in Jackson, Mississippi, cut away to local news after announcing that the Today Show content was “network news . . . represent[ing]... Learn More
    Published: 12th March 2004
    Hardback | £83.00
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  2. Mobile Cultures
    Mobile Cultures provides much-needed, empirically grounded studies of the connections between new media technologies, the globalization of sexual cultures, and the rise of queer Asia. The availability and use of new media—fax... Learn More
    Published: 18th April 2003
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  3. Welcome to the Dreamhouse
    In Welcome to the Dreamhouse feminist media studies pioneer Lynn Spigel takes on Barbie collectors, African American media coverage of the early NASA space launches, and television’s changing role in the family home and... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2001
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  4. Ambient Television
    Although we tend to think of television primarily as a household fixture, TV monitors outside the home are widespread: in bars, laundromats, and stores; conveying flight arrival and departure times in airports; uniting crowds... Learn More
    Published: 16th March 2001
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  5. Groove Tube
    Critics often claim that prime-time television seemed immune—or even willfully blind—to the landmark upheavals rocking American society during the 1960s. Groove Tube is Aniko Bodroghkozy’s rebuttal of this claim.... Learn More
    Published: 8th February 2001
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  6. Tabloid Culture
    During the latter half of the 1980s and throughout the 1990s, television talk shows, infotainment news, and screaming supermarket headlines became ubiquitous in America as the “tabloidization” of the nation’s... Learn More
    Published: 26th September 2000
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  7. Haunted Media
    In Haunted Media Jeffrey Sconce examines American culture’s persistent association of new electronic media—from the invention of the telegraph to the introduction of television and computers—with paranormal or... Learn More
    Published: 14th August 2000
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  8. Kids' Media Culture

    Kids' Media Culture

    Edited by Marsha Kinder

    Series Console-ing Passions

    Duke University Press Books

    Television shows, comic strips, video games, and other forms of media directed at children are the subject of frequent and rancorous debate. In Kids’ Media Culture some of the most prominent cultural theorists of children’s... Learn More
    Published: 20th January 2000
    Hardback | £87.00
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  9. Television, History, and American Culture
    In less than a century, the flickering blue-gray light of the television screen has become a cultural icon. What do the images transmitted by that screen tell us about power, authority, gender stereotypes, and ideology in the... Learn More
    Published: 20th September 1999
    Hardback | £77.00
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  10. Saturday Morning Censors
    Many parents, politicians, and activists agree that there’s too much violence and not enough education on children’s television. Current solutions range from the legislative (the Children’s Television Act of... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 1999
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  11. Living Color
    Recent media events like the confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas, the beating of Rodney King and its aftermath, and the murder trial of O.J. Simpson have trained our collective eye on the televised spectacle of race. Living... Learn More
    Published: 7th August 1998
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  12. AIDS TV
    Camcorder AIDS activism is a prime example of a new form of political expression—an outburst of committed, low-budget, community-produced, political video work made possible by new accessible technologies. As Alexandra Juhasz... Learn More
    Published: 14th November 1995
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  13. Seeing Through the Eighties
    The 1980s saw the rise of Ronald Reagan and the New Right in American politics, the popularity of programs such as thirtysomething and Dynasty on network television, and the increasingly widespread use of VCRs, cable TV, and remote... Learn More
    Published: 26th October 1995
    Hardback | £73.00
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