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Television in Transition

The Life and Afterlife of the Narrative Action Hero

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Television in Transition by Shawn Shimpach
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Combining an exciting methodology alongside high-interest case studies, Television in Transition offers students of television a guide to a medium that has weathered the challenges of first-run syndication, a multi-channel universe, netlets, major media conglomerates, deregulation, and globalization--all in the space of twenty years. * Examines a return in television programming to action narratives with individual (super) heroes intended to navigate this new, international, multi-channel universe * Explores how television programming "translates" to new spatial geographies: different nations, cultures, broadcast systems; and different formats, distribution outlets, and screen sizes * Looks at the value of a program's "afterlife," the continued circulation, repackaging and repurposing of programming beyond its initial iteration * Blends institutional and textual analyses in case studies of Highlander: The Series, Smallville, 24, and Doctor Who

Author Biography

Shawn Shimpach is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research has appeared in the online scholarly fourm FLOW, as well as in many journals, including Social Semiotics and Cultural Studies and in the collectin Media and Public Sphere.
Release date Australia
April 13th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Pages
256
Dimensions
160x236x19
ISBN-13
9781405185363
Product ID
4019074

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