Global television: Co-producing culture

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Abstract

The face of U.S. television broadcasting is changing in ways that are both profound and subtle. Global Television uncovers the particular processes by which the international circulation of culture takes place, while addressing larger cultural issues such as identity formation. Focusing on how the process of internationally made programming such as Highlander: The Series and The Odyssey-amusingly dubbed "Europudding" and commercial white bread are changing television into a transnational commodity, Barbara Selznick considers how this mode of production-as a means by which transnational television is created-has both economic rewards and cultural benefits as well as drawbacks. Global Television explores the ways these international co-productions create a "global"culture as well as help form a national identity. From British "brand" programming (e.g, Cracker) that airs on A&E in the U.S. to children's television programs such as Plaza Sesamo, and documentaries, Selznick indicates that while the style, narrative, themes and ideologies may be interesting, corporate capitalism ultimately affects and impacts these programs in significant ways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTemple University Press
Number of pages210
ISBN (Print)159213503X, 9781592135035
StatePublished - 2008

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Programming
Documentary
Transnational Television
Odyssey
Identity Formation
Narrative Style
Television Programs
Ideology
Reward
Bread
Air
Economics
Broadcasting
Capitalism
Co-production
National Identity
Commodities

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Global television : Co-producing culture. / Selznick, Barbara J.

Temple University Press, 2008. 210 p.

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Selznick BJ. Global television: Co-producing culture. Temple University Press, 2008. 210 p.
Selznick, Barbara J. / Global television : Co-producing culture. Temple University Press, 2008. 210 p.
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