Uses of Television

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Routledge, 1999 - Performing Arts - 246 pages
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How does television function within society? Why have both its programmes and its audiences been so widely denigrated? Taking inspiration from Richard Hoggarts classic study The Uses of Literacy, John Hartleys new book is a lucid defence of the place of television in our lives, and of the usefulness of television studies.
Hartley re-conceptualizes television as a transmodern medium, capable of reuniting government, education and media, and of creating a new kind of cultural teaching which facilitates communication across social and geographical boundaries. He provides a historical framework for the development of both television and television studies, his focus ranging from an analysis of the early documentary Housing Problems, to the much-overlooked cultural impact of the refrigerator.

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John Hartley is a Distinguished Professor at Queensland University of Technology and Adjunct Professor of the Australian National University. Hartley is the author of 15 books, including "Creative Industries, A Short History of Cultural Studies," and "Communication, Cultural and Media Studies: The Key Concepts," He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

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