Genre and Television: From Cop Shows to Cartoons in American Culture

Genre and Television: From Cop Shows to Cartoons in American Culture by Jason Mittell

ISBN10: 0415969034
ISBN13: 978-0415969031
Author: Jason Mittell
Title: Genre and Television: From Cop Shows to Cartoons in American Culture
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (June 20, 2004)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1836 kb
Size PDF: 1342 kb
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Subcategory: Humanities

Genre and Television: From Cop Shows to Cartoons in American Culture by Jason Mittell



Genre and Television proposes a new understanding of television genres as cultural categories, offering a set of in-depth historical and critical examinations to explore five key aspects of television genre: history, industry, audience, text, and genre mixing. Drawing on well-known television programs from Dragnet to The Simpsons, this book provides a new model of genre historiography and illustrates how genres are at work within nearly every facet of television-from policy decisions to production techniques to audience practices. Ultimately, the book argues that through analyzing how television genre operates as a cultural practice, we can better comprehend how television actively shapes our social world.

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