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The Television Reader

Critical Perspectives in Canadian and US Television Studies

by (author) Tanner Mirrlees & Joseph Kispal-Kovacs

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2012
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Filled with exciting, contemporary readings from top Canadian and American scholars, this comprehensive overview of critical perspectives in television studies tunes students in to the many economic, social, political, and technological influences that shape television production and consumption on both sides of the border.

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Contributor Notes

Tanner Mirrlees is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities communication program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. His areas of research include the political economy of the media, U.S. foreign policy and the media, and the politics of new media technology. He has been published in international journals and is in the process of completing two books. Tanner was awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal in 2008.

Joseph Kispal-Kovacs is a full-time instructor in the Department of Film and the Department of Humanities at York University. Since 1997, he has been the course director and instructor for York's course on Film, Television, and Society. He has written two books on film and television and has published articles in collections from the University of Toronto Press and the journal Border/Lines.

Editorial Reviews

"This text is the best example I've seen of combining Canadian and American perspectives. . . . It accurately shows the complex interplay between the two nations." -- Kevin Schut, Trinity Western University

"This text covers Canadian and US material in a fair and balanced fashion and does not fall into a pattern of nationalist fervour. . . . I especially appreciate the fact that it includes an analysis of specific shows as well as broad theoretical and technical studies." -- Stan Beeler, University of Northern British Columbia

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