Canadian Television

Canadian Television

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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 Canadaa€™s public broadcaster, the dynamics of Canadaa€™s multicultural and multiracial audiences, and the function of televisiona€™s a€œstar system.a€ Foreword by The Globe and Maila€™s television critic, John Doyle.... on the participation of politicians to get ratings, Mercer has become a kind of tame, in-house gagster for Canadian culture. ... At the root of the original, decades-old decision to support home- grown storytelling in print and on TV, there was aanbsp;...

Title:Canadian Television
Author:Marian Bredin, Scott Henderson, Sarah A. Matheson
Publisher:Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press - 2012-06-01


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