Syracuse University Press, 1 Οκτ 1997 - 256 σελίδες
"One doesn't have to be a panjandrum of Communications to realize that television does something to us," Michael Arlen (former TV critic of The New Yorker) writes in the Introduction to Living-Room War. He continues, "Television has a transforming effect on events. It has a transforming effect on the people who watch the transformed events-it's just hard to know what that is." Living-Room War is Arlen's valiant-and entertaining-attempt to figure out exactly what exactly television does to us. This timeless collection of essays provides a poetic look at 1960s television culture, ranging from the Vietnam war to Captain Kangaroo, from the 1968 Democratic convention to televised sports.
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This was an early adventure into media studies by an informed observer. Arlen was in on the ground floor of the transformation of Western Life by this particular form, and was setting the terms of ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής
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