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Prime-time families [electronic resource] :television culture in postwar America / Ella Taylor.

By: Taylor, Ella.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c1989Description: 1 online resource (xii, 196 p.).ISBN: 9780520911246 (electronic bk.); 0520911245 (electronic bk.); 0585178402 (electronic bk.); 9780585178400 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Television and families -- United States | Television series -- United States | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media Studies | Electronic books | PERFORMING ARTS / Television / General | Television and families | Television series | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 302.23/45/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: Cultural Analysis and Social Change; 2. Television as Family: The Episodic Series, 1946-1969; 3. Prime-Time Relevance: Television Entertainment Programming in the 1970s; 4. Trouble at Home: Television's Changing Families, 1970-1980; 5. All in the Work-Family: Television Families in Workplace Settings; 6. Family Television Then and Now; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z;
Summary: Prime-Time Families provides a wide-ranging new look at television entertainment in the past four decades. Working within the interdisciplinary framework of cultural studies, Ella Taylor analyzes television as a constellation of social practices. Part popular culture analysis, part sociology, and part American history, Prime-Time Families is a rich and insightful work the sheds light on the way television shapes our lives.
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Based on the author's thesis (Brandeis University).

Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-185) and index.

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Cover; Contents; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: Cultural Analysis and Social Change; 2. Television as Family: The Episodic Series, 1946-1969; 3. Prime-Time Relevance: Television Entertainment Programming in the 1970s; 4. Trouble at Home: Television's Changing Families, 1970-1980; 5. All in the Work-Family: Television Families in Workplace Settings; 6. Family Television Then and Now; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z;

Prime-Time Families provides a wide-ranging new look at television entertainment in the past four decades. Working within the interdisciplinary framework of cultural studies, Ella Taylor analyzes television as a constellation of social practices. Part popular culture analysis, part sociology, and part American history, Prime-Time Families is a rich and insightful work the sheds light on the way television shapes our lives.

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