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Introduction: Game On

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780748627523
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671212 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0001
Introduction: Game On

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The quiz/ game show has often been perceived to occupy a low place in the cultural hierarchy. The Introduction examines such perceptions, and considers why they might exist, drawing on comments from TV producers, academics and cultural commentators. The Introduction goes on to consider how the apparent dominance of American television in the genre has effected both the perceived cultural value of the quiz show, and quiz show scholarship, before introducing the aims of the book and the chapter summaries.

Keywords: Genre; Quiz; Game; Cultural Value; Consumerism; TV Studies

Chapter.  4046 words. 

Subjects: Television

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