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Canadian Television: Text and Context explores the creation and circulation of entertainment television in Canada from the interdisciplinary perspective of television studies. Each chapter connects arguments about particular texts of Canadian television to critical analysis of the wider cultural, social, and economic contexts in which they are created. The book surveys the commercial and technological imperatives of the Canadian television industry, the shifting role of the CBC as Canada’s public broadcaster, the dynamics of Canada’s multicultural and multiracial audiences, and the function of television’s “star system.” Foreword by The Globe and Mail’s television critic, John Doyle.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword: One Thing about Television and Ten Things about Canadian TV
  2. John Doyle
  3. pp. vii-xv
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  1. Part I: Television Studies in the Canadian Context: Challenges and New Directions
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Introduction
  2. Marian Bredin, Scott Henderson, Sarah A. Matheson
  3. pp. 3-20
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  1. 1. From Kine to Hi-Def: A Personal View of Television Studies in Canada
  2. Mary Jane Miller
  3. pp. 21-38
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  1. 2. (Who Knows?) What Remains to Be Seen: Archives, Access, and Other Practical Problems for the Study of Canadian “National” Television
  2. Jennifer Vanderburgh
  3. pp. 39-58
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  1. Part II: Contexts of Television Production in Canada
  2. pp. 59-60
  1. 3. Television, Film, and the Canadian Star System
  2. Liz Czach
  3. pp. 61-72
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  1. 4. Producing Aboriginal Television in Canada: Obstacles and Opportunities
  2. Marian Bredin
  3. pp. 73-94
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  1. 5. Hypercommercialism and Canadian Children’s Television: The Case of YTV
  2. Kyle Asquith
  3. pp. 95-112
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  1. Part III: Contexts of Criticism: Genre, Narrative, and Form
  2. pp. 113-114
  1. 6. Canadianizing Canadians: Television, Youth, Identity
  2. Michele Byers
  3. pp. 115-134
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  1. 7. How Even American Reality TV Can Perform a Public Service on Canadian Television
  2. Derek S. Foster
  3. pp. 135-152
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  1. 8. Television, Nation, and the Situation Comedy in Canada: Cultural Diversity and Little Mosque on the Prairie
  2. Sarah A. Matheson
  3. pp. 153-172
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  1. 9. “Come On Eileen”: Making Shania Canadian Again
  2. Scott Henderson
  3. pp. 173-190
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 191-208
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 209-212
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 213-222
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781554583881
Related ISBN
9781554583614
MARC Record
OCLC
899225879
Pages
238
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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