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The Historian, Television and Television History

The Historian, Television and Television History

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The Historian, Television and Television History

Media: Media Audiences

Edited by: Philip M Taylor, Graham Roberts

Publication date: 2001
Total pages: 256
ISBN: 1 86020 586 0
Price: £ 22.50


Description

The publication of The Historian and Film (CUP 1975) over a quarter of a century ago, established and legitimised the academic historical study of film and also formulated the terms of debate within the field. The Historian, Television and Television History undertakes the same long-overdue task for television. These collected essays arose out of the path-breaking conference of the International Association of Media and History which brought together key academics and programme makers from across Europe involved in ‘history and television’. The volume therefore offers a highly productive dialogue between academics and media practitioners discussing the relationship between theory and practice from a range of different approaches and opinions.

The Historian, Television and Television History is divided into five areas covering the field of debate; archival access; five case studies; three analyses of how different TV systems have represented themselves; and a concluding section looking to the future. All the contributors are distinguished in their particular fields and include Nicholas Pronay (to whose work this book is offered as a tribute) and Pierre Sorlin and Taylor Downing has written the foreword.

The Historian, Television and Television History will be of value to all academics, researchers, teachers, students and media practitioners interested in History, TV, Media and Cultural Studies.

Biography

Dr Philip M Taylor is Professor of International Communications and Director of the Institute of Communications, University of Leeds. Dr Graham Roberts is Lecturer in Communications Arts, University of Leeds.



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