The Small Screen : How Television Equips Us to Live in the Information Age, Paperback Book

The Small Screen : How Television Equips Us to Live in the Information Age Paperback

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Television is one of the most important socializing forces in contemporary culture.

This book is a cultural history of prime-time television in America during the 1990s. * Examines changes that took place in programming, such as the rapid adoption of cable, the proliferation of content providers, the development of niche marketing, the introduction of high-definition television, the blurring of traditional genres, and the creation of new formats like reality-based programming * Argues that television programmes of the 1990s afforded viewers a symbolic resource for negotiating the psychological challenges associated with the shift from the Industrial Age to the Information Age * Explores the ways in which television provided viewers with tools for coming to terms with their fears about living in the fast-paced , increasingly diverse, information-laden society of the 90s

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 216 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Media studies
  • ISBN: 9781405161558

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