The camera age : essays on television / Michael J Arlen
Ringwood, Vic: Penguin Books, 1982.
The Cultural studies reader / edited by Simon During
London New York: Routledge, 1993.
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DALLAS : [TV] (US, 1978-91)
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The export of meaning : cross - cultural readings of Dallas / Tamar Liebes and Elihu Katz
Cambridge: Polity Press, c1993.
Call No: 79DAL LIE Author: Liebes, Tamar Edition: 2nd Place: Cambridge Publisher: Polity Press PubDate: c1993 PhysDes: xii, 188 p. ; 23 cm Subject: SOCIETY AND TV; DALLAS [TV] (US, 1978-91) Notes: Previous ed : Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990; includes index; Bibliography : p. 175 - 180 ISBN: 0745612954 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 Contents: On viewing Dallas overseas: introduction to the study. -- Reading television: television as text and viewers as decoders -- The research design. -- One Moroccan group: a transcript and commentary. -- Cultural differences in the retelling of an episode. -- Mutual aid in the decoding of Dallas. -- Referential reading. -- Critical reading. -- Neither here nor there: why Dallas failed in Japan (with Sumiko Iwao) -- Dallas and Genesis: primordiality and seriality in popular culture. -- Dallas as an educational game More info
Knots Landing / Nick Salvato
Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2015.
Call No: 79KNO SAL Author: Salvato, Nick Place: Detroit Publisher: Wayne State University Press PubDate: 2015 PhysDes: ix, 139 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm. Series: TV milestones series Subject: SOAP OPERAS. USA; SUBURBS ON TV; MIDDLE CLASS ON TV; QUALITY TELEVISION; BALDWIN, ALEC; HARRIS, JULIE; GARDNER, AVA; JACOBS, DAVID; DALLAS [TV] (US, 1978-91); KNOTS LANDING [TV] (US, David Jacobs, 1979) Summary: A study of the television show Knots Landing. It looks at; how the show was able to prosper (even as a spin-off of the hugely popular Dallas series), how it offered a soap opera examination of middle class life, why the show was more popular than critically acclaimed shows of it's era, and how it was a star making and star perpetuating vehicle for actors like Alec Baldwin, Ava Gardner and Julie Harris Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-133) and index ISBN: 9780814340332 Contents: Introduction: The little engine that did -- Funny time, stranger space -- Middle-class movements -- Extending the discourse of quality -- Stars in their eyes -- Conclusion: "Will the circle be unbroken?" More info
The Media reader / edited by Manuel Alvarado and John O. Thompson
London: BFI Pub., 1990.
Seeing through the eighties : television and Reaganism / Jane Feuer
Durham: Duke University Press, 1995.
The television genre book / edited by Glen Creeber ; associate editors, Toby Miller and John Tulloch
London: British Film Institute, 2001.
Call No: 720 TEL Author: Creeber, Glen; Miller, Toby; Tulloch, John Source: UK Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2001 PhysDes: xi, 163 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm Subject: PROGRAMME GENRES; DRAMAS; SOAP OPERAS; CHILDREN, PROGRAMMES FOR; NEWS PROGRAMMES; DOCUMENTARIES; ADAPTATIONS. AUSTEN, JANE; SOAP OPERAS; SITUATION COMEDY; HOMOSEXUALITY ON TV; BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV] (US, 1997-2004); SIMPSONS, THE [TV] (US, 1989-); SOUTH PARK [TV] (US, 1997-); I LOVE LUCY [TV] (US, 1951-57); ROSEANNE [TV] (US, 1988- ); ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS [TV] (UK, 1992 - 1996); WILL & GRACE[TV] (US, 1998-); MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS[TV] (UK, 1969-1974); DALLAS [TV] (US, 1978-91); COUNTRY PRACTICE, A [TV] (AT, 1981-1995?); TWIN PEAKS [TV] (US, David Lynch & others, 1990-1991); ALLY MCBEAL [TV] (US, 1997-); AVENGERS, THE [TV] (UK, 1961-69); HILL STREET BLUES [TV] (US, 1980-87); ER [TV] (US, 1994 - ); STAR TREK [TV] [...] (US, 1966-69, 1987-); X-FILES, THE [TV] (US, 1993-); CATHY COME HOME (UK, Ken Loach, 1966); DAY AFTER, THE (US, Nicholas Meyer, 1983); ROOTS [TV] (US, 1977); SINGING DETECTIVE, THE [TV] (UK, Jon Amiel, 1986) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0851708498(pbk.) More info
Watching Dallas : soap opera and the melodramatic imagination / by Ien Ang, translated by Della Couling
London: Methuen, c1985.
Call No: 79DAL ANG Author: Ang, Ien Source: NE Place: London Publisher: Methuen PubDate: c1985 PhysDes: viii, 148 p. ; 20 cm Subject: SOAP OPERAS; SOAP OPERAS. USA; PROGRAMME GENRES; WOMEN ON TV; DALLAS [TV] (US, 1978-91) Summary: "For the world's television viewing public the beginning of the 1980s was marked by a new and spectacular phenomenon, Dallas. This American dramatic serial about a rich Texan oil family has achieved extraordinary popularity; no other TV serial has ever attained such high worldwide viewing figures. But what is it about Dallas that makes it so successful as entertainment? What is its particular fascination? Why does it appeal to women more than to men? How do viewers from a non-American culture deal with the appearance on their screens of this privileged other culture? These questions form the starting point for an investigation of viewer's reactions to Dallas. The study is based on letters received by the author in response to an advertisement placed in a popular magazine. Readers were asked to write and tell her why they liked or disliked the programme, and their responses are used as evidenece to illustrate and explain the conclusions she draws about the popularity of Dallas. What emerges from an analysis of the letters is the construction in Dallas of a 'tragic structure of feeling' which seems to be responsible for the viewers' experience of an emotional realism in the drama. The relationship between soap opera, fantasy and the place of women in contemporary culture is also investigated in the light of the viewers' reactions. Clearly presented and lively in style, the book introduces the reader to insights from recent film and television studies, and draws on theories of culture and ideology in a concrete and accessible way. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Translation of: Het geval Dallas; Includes index; Bibliography: p. -144 ISBN: 0416416403 Contents: -- preface -- introduction -- 1: Dallas between reality and fiction -- 2: Dallas and the melodramatic imagination -- 3: Dallas and the ideology of mass culture -- 4: Dallas and feminism -- notes -- index -- More info