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State of Play: Contemporary High-End TV Drama (Hardback)

Robin Nelson

Edité par MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2008
ISBN 10: 0719073103 / ISBN 13: 9780719073106
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Titre : State of Play: Contemporary High-End TV ...

Éditeur : MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2008

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

Edition : First..

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Robin Nelson s State of play up-dates and develops the arguments of his influential TV Drama In Transition (1997). It is equally distinctive in setting analusis of the aesethetics and compositional principles of texts within a broad conceptual framework (technologies, institutions, economics, cultural trends). Tracing the great value shift from conduit to content (Todreas, 1999), Nelson is relatively optimistic about the future quality of TV Drama in a global market-place. But, characteristically taking up questions of worth where others have avoided them, Nelson recognizes that certain types of quality are privileged for viewers able to pay, possibly at the expense of viewer preference worldwide for local resonances in television. The mix of arts and cultural studies methodologies makes for an unusual and insightful approach. N° de réf. du libraire AAR9780719073106

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Synopsis : Robin Nelson's State of play up-dates and develops the arguments of his influential TV Drama In Transition (1997). It is equally distinctive in setting analusis of the aesethetics and compositional principles of texts within a broad conceptual framework (technologies, institutions, economics, cultural trends). Tracing "the great value shift from conduit to content" (Todreas, 1999), Nelson is relatively optimistic about the future quality of TV Drama in a global market-place. But, characteristically taking up questions of worth where others have avoided them, Nelson recognizes that certain types of "quality" are privileged for viewers able to pay, possibly at the expense of viewer preference worldwide for "local" resonances in television. The mix of arts and cultural studies methodologies makes for an unusual and insightful approach.

Critique: "In "State of Play", Robin Nelson carefully analyses the "qualities" of high-end TV drama rather than pursuing one limiting version of "quality." A colourful contribution to debates in Television and Cultural Studies, and a vibrant comparison of American and British TV traditions, this book makes a passionate and, yes, shameless case for viewing much contemporary Television drama as part of a new "Golden Age.""--Matthew Hills, Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University.

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