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Television By Edited by Anthony Smith

Television
by Edited by Anthony Smith

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Television, long regarded as mere "entertainment", is now being seriously considered for its significance and effect on human lives. This illustrated study charts the history and development of this influential cultural phenomenon.
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Television: An International History by Edited by Anthony Smith

Television, long regarded as mere "entertainment", is now being seriously considered for its significance and effect on human lives. This illustrated study charts the history and development of this influential cultural phenomenon. The book describes the history of television from its technical conception in the 19th century through to the multimedia developments of the present. Alongside this historical account, chapters provide important discussion of the central debates affecting television worldwide, from America and Britain to Europe, Japan, Australia and the Third World. All genres of programme-making - news, sport, drama, comedy - are examined in the light of key questions: how viewing practices affect particular societies; how standards of taste and decency are arrived at; the influence on television of government power; the role of public service broadcasting; and the relationship of television to terrorism and violence.

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About Edited by Anthony Smith



About the Editor:
Anthony Smith worked as a producer at the BBC from 1960-1971 and was Director of the British Film Institute from 1979-1988. He has been President of Magdalen College, Oxford since 1988.
Richard Paterson is Head of Media, Education, and Research at the British Film Institute, London

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GOR002661428
Television: An International History by Edited by Anthony Smith
Edited by Anthony Smith
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1995-09-07
428
0198119992
9780198119999
N/A
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