Why bother studying television?

The death of television

Live Television ‘the extraordinary and the everyday’

Transmedia and The Webisode

Whose cuisine will reign supreme? Iron Chef

  • Lukacs, G 2010, ‘Iron Chef around the world: Japanese food television, soft power, and cultural globalization’, International Journal of Cultural Studies, vol. 13, no. 4, pp.409-426
  • Iwabuchi, K 2005, ‘Discrepant Intimacy: Popular Cultural Flows in East Asia’, in Asian Media Studies: Politics of Subjectives, Malden, Ma: Blackwell Pub., pp.19-36

Matters of Taste

When it comes to television, ‘quality’ doesn’t necessarily mean good

Big Love – Reinventing Genre

Betty Draper: a social commentary of women in the 50s and 60s

Reality TV

  •  Corner, J 2009, ‘Performing the Real: Documentary Diversions’, in Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture, New York University Press, New York, pp.44-50
  • Hill, A 2005, ‘The rise of reality TV’, in Reality TV: Audiences and popular factual television, Routledge, New York, pp.14-41
  • Homes, S & Jermyn, D 2004, ‘Introduction’, in Understanding Reality Television, Routledge, London, pp.5-8
  • Piper, H 2006, ‘Understanding Reality Television, Reality TV – Audiences and Popular Factual, Television Reality TV – Realism and Revelation’, Oxford University Press, viewed 4 October 2012, <;

 Show Case Post #1 – Mad Men: a social commentary of women in the 50s and 60s


Show Case Post #2 – When it comes to television ‘quality’ doesn’t necessarily mean good



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