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Global Television

Schneider, Cynthia & Brian Wallis -Eds.

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ISBN 10: 026269123X / ISBN 13: 9780262691239
Published by The MIT Press + Wedge Press, Cambridge, Mass + London, 1989
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Marfree, acidfree matte Fine 1stEd issue 9/10 of Wedge fully illus; no names, not marked-in, underscored, clearance or discard. Mails from NYC usually within 12 hours.; 1 x 9 x 6 Inches; 320 pages; Is the international spread of American television programming swamping the national identities of many countries with "wall-to-wall Dallas"? Or is this merely an argument that serves the interests of European national elites, masking larger issues of television's perpetuation of existing class and power structures? Global Television investigates these and other widespread conflicts arising front the dramatic changes that have taken place in the structure and uses of television in the past decade. It examines in particular how television has become a device for the assertion of cultural and economic domination. The contributors take up the shift from film to television as the principal bearer of national ideology; the changing structure of national broadcasting in France, Israel, and the Soviet Union; the effects of the global distribution of advertising and stereotypic American programming; and the resistance to media domination by independent producers, video collectives, and various national networks. Included are essays by Thomas Elsaesser, Patricia Mellencamp, Armand Mattelart, Simon Watney, and David Goldberg, as well as interviews with Paul Virilio and Jay Chiat. Global Television is a Wedge issue # 9/10. Since its inception in 1982, Wedge has provided a critical forum for cultural and political debate. The general editors are Phil Mariani and Brian Wallis. Bookseller Inventory # 22555

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Title: Global Television

Publisher: The MIT Press + Wedge Press, Cambridge, Mass + London

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Textbook Softcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: First Edition.

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Global Television investigates these and other widespread conflicts arising front the dramatic changes that have taken place in the structure and uses of television in the past decade.

Is the international spread of American television programming swamping the national identities of many countries with "wall-to-wall Dallas"? Or is this merely an argument that serves the interests of European national elites, masking larger issues of television's perpetuation of existing class and power structures? Global Television investigates these and other widespread conflicts arising front the dramatic changes that have taken place in the structure and uses of television in the past decade. It examines in particular how television has become a device for the assertion of cultural and economic domination.The contributors take up the shift from film to television as the principal bearer of national ideology; the changing structure of national broadcasting in France, Israel, and the Soviet Union; the effects of the global distribution of advertising and stereotypic American programming; and the resistance to media domination by independent producers, video collectives, and various national networks.Included are essays by Thomas Elsaesser, Patricia Mellencamp, Armand Mattelart, Simon Watney, and David Goldberg, as well as interviews with Paul Virilio and Jay Chiat. Global Television is a Wedge special issue. Since its inception in 1982, Wedge has provided a critical forum for cultural and political debate. The general editors are Phil Mariani and Brian Wallis.

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Brian Wallis is a senior editor of Art in America.

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