What have been the primary areas of inquiry in television studies? Why and how did these areas develop? How have scholars studied them? How are they developing? What have been television studies key works? The book answers these questions, by tracing the history of the field right up to present and emerging scholarship.
For all those wondering how to study television, or even why to study television,Television Studies will provide a clear and engaging overview of key topics. The book works as a stand–alone introduction and by placing key works in a broader context it can also provide an excellent basis for an entire course.
Matt Hills, Cardiff University
"Television Studies is the best introduction to the field available. Gray and Lotz present a comprehensive synthesis of the theories and methods that have defined television studies so far, bringing together a wide range of critical models for studying the medium′s past, present and future. Undergraduates will love this highly engaging book."
Laurie Ouellette, University of Minnesota