Table of contents for Television & American culture / Jason Mittell.

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Brief Contents
Introduction: Why Television?
Unit 1: Television Institutions
Chapter 1: Exchanging Programming
Chapter 2: Exchanging Audiences
Chapter 3: Serving the Public Interest
Chapter 4: Televised Citizenship
Unit 2: Television Meanings
Chapter 5: Making Meaning
Chapter 6: Telling Television Stories
Chapter 7: Screening America
Chapter 8: Representing Identity
Unit 3: Television Practices
Chapter 9: Viewing Television
Chapter 10: Television for Children
Chapter 11: Television's Transforming Technologies
Conclusion: American Television in a Global Context
Detailed Contents
Introduction: Why Television?
A Note on History
Further Reading
Unit 1: Television Institutions
Chapter 1: Exchanging Programming
Production
Distribution
Transmission
The Web of Ownership
From Pitch to Hit
Further Reading
Chapter 2: Exchanging Audiences
The Advertising Exchange
The Audience Exchange
The Industry at Work: The Case of Reality Television
Further Reading
Chapter 3: Serving the Public Interest
Regulating the Airwaves: Television and the FCC
The Non-Commercial Alternative: Public Television in America
Further Reading
Chapter 4: Televised Citizenship
Television Journalism: News for Public and Private Interests
Politics for Profit: Television and American Elections
Further Reading
Unit 2: Television Meanings
Chapter 5: Making Meaning
Modes of Television Production
The Elements of Television Style
Further Reading
Chapter 6: Telling Television Stories
The Form of Television Narrative
Television Genres
Formal Analysis in Action: The Case of Lost
Further Reading
Chapter 7: Screening America
Representing the American Nation
Pushing the Limits of Representation through Satire
Further Reading
Chapter 8: Representing Identity
Approaches to Studying Identity
Representing Race and Ethnicity
Representing Gender
Representing Sexual Orientation
Further Reading
Unit 3: Television Practices
Chapter 9: Viewing Television
Television Viewers: Passive or Active, Effects or Influences
Not Just Watching: The Cultural Practices of Television
Further Reading
Chapter 10: Television for Children
The Imagined Child Audience
Media Literacy Education
Educational Television and the Case of Sesame Street
Further Reading
Chapter 11: Television's Transforming Technologies
The Culture of Television Technology
A Brief Cultural History of Television Technology
Television in Transition: Converging on the Digital
Further Reading
Conclusion: American Television in a Global Context
Further Reading

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Television broadcasting -- Social aspects -- United States.