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Introduction: why study television?

Kristyn Gorton

in Media Audiences

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780748624171
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670956 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.003.0001
Introduction: why study television?

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The introduction considers the importance of television studies as an academic discipline. It refers to the way in which the study of television has often been devalued and seeks to reiterate its importance within academic studies. The introduction also considers the guilt people often experience watching television and discusses new viewing practices, such as watching television series on DVD box sets.

Keywords: Television studies; Viewing practices; Guilty pleasures

Chapter.  2729 words. 

Subjects: Media Studies

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