SAC 632 - Advanced Seminar in Film or Electronic/Digital Media History
Section: 001 The Television Revolution: Histories of a Medium
Term: FA 2011
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
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May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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This course is about the history of television and pays special attention to the ways in which scholars have utilized particular theories, sources, and historical moments to discuss and analyze the medium within a U.S. and global context. Questions regarding historiography, technology, nation, modernity, and public vs. private broadcasting will frame most of the course readings. Through an analysis of particular television systems students will be introduced to the central narratives devoted to ‘local’ (U.S.) and ‘global’ television.

SAC 632 - Advanced Seminar in Film or Electronic/Digital Media History
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
1Graduate Standing
M 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0226769674
Make room for TV : television and the family ideal in postwar America, Author: Lynn Spigel, Publisher: Univ. of Chicago Press [Repr.] 1992
ISBN: 9781595584984
The citizen machine : governing by television in 1950s America, Author: Anna McCarthy., Publisher: New Press 2010
ISBN: 0813536375
Demon in the box Jews, Arabs, politics, and culture in the making of Israeli television, Author: Tasha G. Oren., Publisher: Rutgers University Press 2004
ISBN: 1558497285
Upstaging the Cold War : American dissent and cultural diplomacy, 1940-1960, Author: Andrew J. Falk., Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press 2010
ISBN: 0822333414
Watching Jim Crow : the struggles over Mississippi TV, 1955-1969, Author: Steven D. Classen., Publisher: N.C. 2004
ISBN: 0231119437
Viewers like you? : How public TV failed the people, Author: Laurie Ouellette., Publisher: Columbia University Press 2002
ISBN: 0816629315
Shot in America : television, the state, and the rise of Chicano cinema, Author: Chon A. Noriega., Publisher: Minn. 2000
ISBN: 9780816639199
Circuits of culture : media, politics, and indigenous identity in the Andes, Author: Jeff D. Himpele., Publisher: University of Minnesota Press 2008
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