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Defining Visions : Television and the American Experience Since 1945

Defining Visions : Television and the American Experience Since 1945 - 98 edition

Defining Visions : Television and the American Experience Since 1945 - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9780155032019

ISBN10: 0155032011

Defining Visions : Television and the American Experience Since 1945 by Mary Ann Watson - ISBN 9780155032019
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press
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International: No
Defining Visions : Television and the American Experience Since 1945 by Mary Ann Watson - ISBN 9780155032019

ISBN13: 9780155032019

ISBN10: 0155032011

Edition: 98

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Summary

Founded on the key concept that television has not only covered history but altered its course, Defining Visions explores in-depth the connection between television and American Culture. Organized thematically, each chapter stands alone to make an important historical point but, taken together, the chapters engage in a sweeping account of recent American history from a new and distinct perspective. An ideal opportunity to examine how television as a medium has profoundly shaped our world while at the same time reflecting those changes in its programs. Designed as a supplement for courses in twentieth century U.S. history, American culture, American studies, and media studies and communication.

Key Features

Signposts identify special chapter topics for further consideration and discussion
Straightforward narrative of the social history of television is enhanced by numerous photographs.



Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Prologue

1. Television Enters the Picture
2. The TV Melting Pot: Race and Ethnicity
3. Home on the Screen: Gender and Family
4. The Killing Tube: Violence and Crime
5. TV Goes All the Way: Romance and Sexuality
6. The Boxed-In Workplace: Jobs and Professions
7. Tuning Out Restraint: Indulgence and Advertising
8. Taking the Cue: TV and the American Personality
9. Deep Focus: TV and the American Character
10. The Webbed Republic: Democracy in the Television Age

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Defining Visions (Custom) by Mary Ann Watson - ISBN 9780534655808