Flow TV: Television in the Age of Media Convergence Kackman Michael

ISBN: 9780415992220

Published: September 14th 2010


291 pages


Flow TV: Television in the Age of Media Convergence  by  Kackman Michael

Flow TV: Television in the Age of Media Convergence by Kackman Michael
September 14th 2010 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 291 pages | ISBN: 9780415992220 | 7.47 Mb

From viral videos on YouTube to mobile television on smartphones and beyond, TV has overflowed its boundaries. If Raymond Williams concept of flow challenges the idea of a discrete television text, then convergence destabilizes the notion of television as a discrete object.Flow TV examines television in an age of technological, economic, and cultural convergence. Seeking to frame a new set of concerns for television studies in the 21st century, this collection of all new essays establishes televisions continued importance in a shifting media culture.

Considering television and new media not as solely technical devices, but also as social technologies, the essays in this anthology insist that we turn our attention to the social, political, and cultural practices that surround and inform those devices use. The contributors examine television through a range of critical approaches from formal and industrial analysis to critical technology studies, reception studies, political economy, and critiques of televisions transnational flows.

This volume grows out of the critical community formed around the popular online journal Flow: A Critical Form on Television and Media Culture (flowtv.org). It is ideal for courses in television studies or media convergence.

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