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Re-scheduling Television in the Digital Era

Re-scheduling Television in the Digital Era

1st Edition

Hanne Bruun
December 10, 2019

This book explores how the television industry is adapting its production culture and professional practises of scheduling to an increasingly non-linear television paradigm, a testing ground where different communicative tools are tried out in a volatile industry. Based on four case studies the...

Heroism, Celebrity and Therapy in Nurse Jackie

Heroism, Celebrity and Therapy in Nurse Jackie

1st Edition

Christopher Pullen
August 06, 2018

This book presents an examination of the television series Nurse Jackie, making connections between the representational processes and the audience consumption of the series. A key point of reference is the political and performative potential of Nurse Jackie with regards to its progressive...

The Evolution of Black Women in Television: Mammies, Matriarchs and Mistresses

The Evolution of Black Women in Television: Mammies, Matriarchs and Mistresses

1st Edition

Imani M. Cheers
July 20, 2017

This book seeks to interrogate the representation of Black women in television. Cheers explores how the increase of Black women in media ownership and creative executive roles (producers, showrunners, directors and writers) in the last 30 years affected the fundamental cultural shift in Black women...

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