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Inventing Television Culture: Men, Women, and the Box

Janet Thumim

Abstract

During the fertile decade 1955–65 the television institution emerged in a form which would be familiar for the next half century: this book attends to two aspects of its formation. The first entails the production strategies, programmes, schedules, and emergent generic modes as these were invented through a process of trial and error, allied to a close attention to building the mass audience – in short the question of how television invented itself. The second aspect concerns the place of women and the concept ‘feminine’ in the new institution. Television offered women access to the public sph ... More

Keywords: television, culture, production strategies, schedules, women, women’s programmes, news, current affairs, popular drama

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198742234
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742234.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Janet Thumim, author
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Drama at the University of Bristol.

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