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Table Of Contents

Television and Social Change
The Times They Are a-Changin’
Television as Public Discourse
Life in the Information Age
The Information Explosion
Society through the Lens of Technocapitalism
Social Anxieties in the Information Age
Hyperconscious Television
Embracing ‘the Future’: The Attitude of Yes
The Simpsons as Exemplar
Symbolic Equipments in Hyperconscious TV
Nostalgia Television
Celebrating ‘the Past’: The Attitude of No
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman as Exemplar
Symbolic Equipments in Nostalgia TV
Television and the Future
(Re)Viewing the Small Screen
Life and Television in the Twenty-First Century
The Next Great Paradigm Shift?
References
Index
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The Small Screen: How Television Equips Us to Live in the Information Age

The Small Screen: How Television Equips Us to Live in the Information Age

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Television is one of the most important socializing forces incontemporary culture. This book is a cultural history of prime-timetelevision in America during the 1990s.

Examines changes that took place in programming, such as therapid adoption of cable, the proliferation of content providers,the development of niche marketing, the introduction ofhigh-definition television, the blurring of traditional genres, andthe creation of new formats like reality-based programming
Argues that television programmes of the 1990s afforded viewersa symbolic resource for negotiating the psychological challengesassociated with the shift from the Industrial Age to theInformation Age
Explores the ways in which television provided viewers withtools for coming to terms with their fears about living in thefast-paced , increasingly diverse, information-laden society of the90s
Television is one of the most important socializing forces incontemporary culture. This book is a cultural history of prime-timetelevision in America during the 1990s.

Examines changes that took place in programming, such as therapid adoption of cable, the proliferation of content providers,the development of niche marketing, the introduction ofhigh-definition television, the blurring of traditional genres, andthe creation of new formats like reality-based programming
Argues that television programmes of the 1990s afforded viewersa symbolic resource for negotiating the psychological challengesassociated with the shift from the Industrial Age to theInformation Age
Explores the ways in which television provided viewers withtools for coming to terms with their fears about living in thefast-paced , increasingly diverse, information-laden society of the90s

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