Seeing Things: Television in an Age of Uncertainty

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I.B.Tauris, 2000 - Performing Arts - 193 pages
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John Ellis outlines here his ambitious project of redefining our view of television. Using the idea of "witness" to explore both television and its audiences, he focuses on the fudamental changes that this powerful medium has gone through in the last twenty years, demonstrating how it uses all the means at its disposal, from scheduling and talk shows to documentaries and computer graphics, to mediate between conflicting approaches to our modern age.
 

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Contents

A New Way of Perceiving the World
6
Witness Through the Twentieth Century
17
Scarcity
39
Availability
61
Television in the Age
74
Working Through and the Videographic
91
Working Through and the Genres of Television
102
Where Power Lies in Television
130
From OfferLed to DemandLed
148
Plenty
162
bibliography
179
Index
187
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John Ellis runs an independent television production company and teaches at the School of Media Arts and Communication, Bournemouth University.

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