Watching With The Simpsons

Author: Jonathan Gray
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134233205
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Using our favourite Springfield family as a case study, Watching with The Simpsons examines the textual and social role of parody in offering critical commentary on other television programs and genres. Jonathan Gray brings together textual theory, discussions of television and the public sphere, and ideas of parody and comedy. Including primary audience research, it focuses on how The Simpsons has been able to talk back to three of television’s key genres - the sitcom, adverts and the news - and on how it holds the potential to short-circuit these genre’s meanings, power, and effects by provoking reinterpretations and offering more media literate recontextualizations. Examining television and media studies theory, the text of The Simpsons, and the show’s audience, Gray attempts to fully situate the show’s parody and humour within the lived realities of its audiences. In doing so, he further explores the possibilities for popular entertainment television to discuss issues of political and social importance. A must read for any student of media studies.

Media Studies

Author: Sarah Casey Benyahia
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136259864
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Bringing together key writings with original textbook material, the second edition of Media Studies: The Essential Resource explains central perspectives and concepts within Media Studies. Readers are introduced to a range of writing on media topics promoting an understanding of the subject from both contemporary and historical perspectives. The text is split into three parts covering Analysis and Perspectives, Media Audiences and Ecologies and Creativities. The key areas of study are discussed, with accessible readings from essential theoretical texts and fully supported with an author commentary. Theoretical perspectives are used to analyse contemporary media forms and activities direct students to interrogate readings further and apply their learning. Encouraging critical and analytical study, Media Studies: The Essential Resource helps students to understand the main theories and theorists within Media Studies.

Satire Tv

Author: Jonathan Gray
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814732168
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Satirical TV has become mandatory viewing for citizens wishing to make sense of the bizarre contemporary state of political life. Shifts in industry economics and audience tastes have re-made television comedy, once considered a wasteland of escapist humor, into what is arguably the most popular source of political critique. From fake news and pundit shows to animated sitcoms and mash-up videos, satire has become an important avenue for processing politics in informative and entertaining ways, and satire TV is now its own thriving, viable television genre. Satire TV examines what happens when comedy becomes political, and politics become funny. A series of original essays focus on a range of programs, from The Daily Show to South Park, Da Ali G Show to The Colbert Report, The Boondocks to Saturday Night Live, Lil’ Bush to Chappelle’s Show, along with Internet D.I.Y. satire and essays on British and Canadian satire. They all offer insights into what today’s class of satire tells us about the current state of politics, of television, of citizenship, all the while suggesting what satire adds to the political realm that news and documentaries cannot.

Television Entertainment

Author: Jonathan Gray
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113525348X
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Television entertainment rules supreme, one of the world’s most important disseminators of information, ideas, and amusement. More than a parade of little figures in a box, it is deeply embedded in everyday life, in how we think, what we think and care about, and who we think and care about it with. But is television entertainment art? Why do so many love it and so many hate or fear it? Does it offer a window to the world, or images of a fake world? How is it political and how does it address us as citizens? What powers does it hold, and what powers do we have over it? Or, for that matter, what is television these days, in an era of rapidly developing technologies, media platforms, and globalization? Written especially for students, Television Entertainment addresses these and other key questions that we regularly ask, or should ask. Jonathan Gray offers a lively and dynamic, thematically based overview with examples from recent and current television, including Lost, reality television, The Sopranos, The Simpsons, political satire, Grey’s Anatomy, The West Wing, soaps, and 24.

Leaving Springfield

Author: John Alberti
Editor: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814328491
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A study of the landmark television program The Simpsons which focuses on the show's dual roles as subversive political satire and mainstream mass media hit.

A Companion To Media Authorship

Author: Jonathan Gray
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111849525X
Size: 20,43 MB
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A Companion to Media Authorship offers 28 groundbreaking chapters which investigate the practices, attributions, and meanings of authorship. Revitalizing the study within media and cultural studies, this diverse and global collection provides the definitive work on the subject. Rethinks cultures of authorship and challenges the concept of auteurism across multiple media forms Moves beyond notions of the individual to focus on how authorship is collaborative, contested, and networked, examining cultures of authorship and the practicalities of how it works Draws on the cutting-edge research of scholars and practitioners whose work has produced significant new insights into the field Examines a wide range of media, including television, social media, radio, videogames, transmedia, music, and comic books Offers an impressive global focus, including pieces on Mexican music, amateur film production in Nairobi slums, tele-serial production in Kinshasa, Hong Kong film, and the marketing of Bollywood

Books In Print 2009 2010

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ISBN: 9780835250191
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The Sitcom

Author: Brett Mills
Editor: TV Genres
ISBN:
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The Sitcom explores the production, viewership, and script of this popular genre, drawing on a range of examples and case studies in order to map its characteristics, social significance, and guilty pleasures. Brett Mills takes a global approach, examining international examples as well as British and American broadcasts, isolating the relationships between sitcom, nation, and identity.

Blowing Up The Brand

Author: Melissa Aronczyk
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Inc
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This edited volume seeks to redress the lack of scholarly work that takes promotion seriously as a form of social, cultural, political, and economic exchange. It unpacks the vernacular, the institutional structures, and the practices and performances that make up promotional culture in everyday life, offering diverse critical perspectives on how, as citizens, consumers, and users, we absorb, navigate, confront, and resist its influence. Contributions from both renowned scholars and emerging intellectuals make this book a timely and valuable contribution to the fields of media and communication studies, political science, cultural studies, sociology, and anthropology. "Melissa Aronczyk and Devon Powers have compiled a cutting-edge volume that impressively combines the work of established and rising scholars who address the power and scope of branding in our increasingly marketing-oriented culture. Its insights about the role of promotion and branding in such sectors of life as politics, art, activism, social networking, medicine, geography, academia, ethnicity, and the media make this an exciting book that is a must-read for those interested in critical-consumer studies and promotional culture."---Matthew. P. McAllister, Penn State University "In a world where seemingly everything---products, people, politics---is branded, Blowing Up the Brand is a welcome intervention. Bringing together many of the finest minds studying the subject, the editors have assembled a singularly useful guide for navigating---and challenging---the current state of ubiquitous commodification."---Stephen Duncombe, New York University; Author of Dream: Re-imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy

64 Secrets Still Ahead Of Us

Author: Jonathan Gray
Editor: TEACH Services, Inc.
ISBN: 1572584181
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64 ways in which an earlier forgotten science and technology was superior to our own. These are not merely ancient secrets--but knowledge way ahead of our own 21st century. Sixty-four ways in which an earlier, forgotten science and technology was superior to our own...today. You will learn of secret formulas that could revolutionize modern aviation, construction and medicine--advanced secrets our world once knew, and has forgotten. Discover how some geniuses of antiquity soared into inventions and plucked knowledge that our 21st century is just beginning to nudge. You may well ask, what else did they know, that we don't? Art techniques which we cannot copy...super micro technology...sub-ocean tunneling...invisibility...time viewing devices...lamps that never go out...WHAT NEXT???