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Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars - Early Television and Broadcast Stardom (Paperback): Susan Murray Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars - Early Television and Broadcast Stardom (Paperback)
Susan Murray
R937 Discovery Miles 9 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars" is the first cultural and industrial history of early television stardom. Susan Murray argues that television stars were central to the growth and development of American broadcasting. They were used not only to promote programs and the sale of television sets and advertised consumer goods, but also to established network identities. Through profiles of well-known performers including Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Jackie Gleason, and Lucille Ball, she shows how the television industry gave birth to the idea of TV stars and established a system of star production and management notably different from the Hollywood star system of the studio era.

Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars - Early Television and Broadcast Stardom (Hardcover, annotated edition): Susan Murray Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars - Early Television and Broadcast Stardom (Hardcover, annotated edition)
Susan Murray
R3,059 Discovery Miles 30 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars" is the first cultural and industrial history of early television stardom. Susan Murray argues that television stars were central to the growth and development of American broadcasting. They were used not only to promote programs and the sale of television sets and advertised consumer goods, but also to established network identities. Through profiles of well-known performers including Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Jackie Gleason, and Lucille Ball, she shows how the television industry gave birth to the idea of TV stars and established a system of star production and management notably different from the Hollywood star system of the studio era.

Reality TV - Remaking Television Culture (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed): Susan Murray, Laurie Ouellette Reality TV - Remaking Television Culture (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed)
Susan Murray, Laurie Ouellette
R623 R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Save R83 (13%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Praise for the First Edition:

aOffers the most insightful and significant scholarly analysis to date of the changes taking place in the economic aglobalizationa of television production. A delight to read, laced with wit and humor.a
--"Choice"

Praise for the Second Edition:

aProvides both the record of a strange moment in history and a contribution to contemporary cultural politics. This second, revised edition brings the story right up to the present with a compelling blend of the ancient and the modern.a
--Toby Miller, editor of "Television & New Media"

"The Apprentice," "Project Runway," "The Bachelor," "My Life on the D-list," "Extreme Makeover," "American Idol," It is virtually impossible to turn on a television without coming across some sort of reality programming. Yet, while this genre has rapidly moved from the fringes of television culture to its lucrative core, critical attention has not kept pace.

Beginning by unearthing its historical roots in early reality shows like "Candid Camera" and wending its way through "An American Family" and "The Real World" to the most recent crop of reality programs, Reality TV, now updated with eight new essays, is one of the first books to address the economic, visual, cultural, audience, and new media dimensions of reality television and has become the standard in the field. The essays provide a complex and comprehensive picture of how and why this genre emerged, what it means, how it differs from earlier television programming, and how it engages societies, industries, and individuals. Topics range from the blending of fact and fiction, to the uses of viewer labor and ainteractivity, a to issues of surveillance, gender performativity, hyper-commercialism, and generic parody.

By spanning reality televisionas origins in the late 1940s to its current overwhelming popularity, Reality TV demonstrates both the tenacity of the format and its enduring ability to speak to our changing political and social desires and anxieties.

Dear Angela - Remembering My So-Called Life (Hardcover): Michele Byers, David Lavery Dear Angela - Remembering My So-Called Life (Hardcover)
Michele Byers, David Lavery; Contributions by Michele Byers, Susan Murray, Andrew Coomes, …
R2,033 Discovery Miles 20 330 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Dear Angela includes fourteen critical essays that examine the brief-lived but landmark television series, My So-Called Life (1994-1995). Though certainly not the first young woman to be the center of a television series, Angela Chase and the show about her life were doing something new on television and influenced many of the shows about young people that followed. Michele Byers and David Lavery bring together enthusiastic and engaging voices that bear on a series that continues to be hailed as a breakthrough moment in television, even though more than a decade has passed since its cancellation. Tackling a broad range of topics_from identity politics, to music, to infidelity, and death_each essay builds upon a belief that My So-Called Life is a particularly rich text worth studying for the clues it offers about a particular moment in cultural and television history. Dear Angela offers a sophisticated analysis of the show's legacy and cultural relevance that will appeal to media studies scholars and fans alike.

Dear Angela - Remembering My So-Called Life (Paperback): Michele Byers, David Lavery Dear Angela - Remembering My So-Called Life (Paperback)
Michele Byers, David Lavery; Contributions by Michele Byers, Susan Murray, Andrew Coomes, …
R891 Discovery Miles 8 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Dear Angela includes fourteen critical essays that examine the brief-lived but landmark television series, My So-Called Life (1994-1995). Though certainly not the first young woman to be the center of a television series, Angela Chase and the show about her life were doing something new on television and influenced many of the shows about young people that followed. Michele Byers and David Lavery bring together enthusiastic and engaging voices that bear on a series that continues to be hailed as a breakthrough moment in television, even though more than a decade has passed since its cancellation. Tackling a broad range of topics-from identity politics, to music, to infidelity, and death-each essay builds upon a belief that My So-Called Life is a particularly rich text worth studying for the clues it offers about a particular moment in cultural and television history. Dear Angela offers a sophisticated analysis of the show's legacy and cultural relevance that will appeal to media studies scholars and fans alike.

Human Fatigue Risk Management - Improving Safety in the Chemical Processing Industry (Paperback): Susan Murray, Matthew S.... Human Fatigue Risk Management - Improving Safety in the Chemical Processing Industry (Paperback)
Susan Murray, Matthew S. Thimgan
R1,902 R1,732 Discovery Miles 17 320 Save R170 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Human Fatigue Risk Management: Improving Safety in the Chemical Processing Industry teaches users everything they need to know to mitigate the risk of fatigued workers in a plant or refinery. As human fatigue has been directly linked to several major disasters, the book explores the API RP 755 guidelines that were released to reduce these types of incidents. This book will help users follow API RP 755 and/or implement a fatigue risk management system in their organization. Susan Murray, a recognized expert in the field of sleep deprivation and its relation to high hazard industries, has written this book to be useful for HSE managers, plant and project managers, occupational safety professionals, and engineers and managers in the chemical processing industry. As scheduling of shifts is an important factor in reducing fatigue and accident rates, users will learn the benefits of more frequent staff rotation and how to implement an ideal scheduling plan. The book goes beyond API RP 755, offering more detailed understanding of why certain measures for managing fatigue are beneficial to a company, including examples of how theory can be put into practice. It is a simple, digestible book for managers who are interested in addressing human factor issues at their workplace in order to raise safety standards.

Differently Double - An Emeryville saga (Paperback): Sarah Harrar Differently Double - An Emeryville saga (Paperback)
Sarah Harrar; Susan Murray-Miller
R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Hand Me Down Toy Shop (Hardcover): Susan Murray The Hand Me Down Toy Shop (Hardcover)
Susan Murray
R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A sad beginning for a little girl who had nothing but poverty in her life and a friendly relationship with her school teacher... "She pressed her little face so tight to the window of the shop" "They even found an old Porcelain Doll down these mines dating back to maybe the 1800's"

The Hand Me Down Toy Shop (Paperback): Susan Murray The Hand Me Down Toy Shop (Paperback)
Susan Murray
R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A sad beginning for a little girl who had nothing but poverty in her life and a friendly relationship with her school teacher... "She pressed her little face so tight to the window of the shop" "They even found an old Porcelain Doll down these mines dating back to maybe the 1800's"

Time Between - The Hauntings of Cherry Valley New York (Paperback): Susan Murray-Miller Time Between - The Hauntings of Cherry Valley New York (Paperback)
Susan Murray-Miller
R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Bright Signals - A History of Color Television (Paperback): Susan Murray Bright Signals - A History of Color Television (Paperback)
Susan Murray
R604 R525 Discovery Miles 5 250 Save R79 (13%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First demonstrated in 1928, color television remained little more than a novelty for decades as the industry struggled with the considerable technical, regulatory, commercial, and cultural complications posed by the medium. Only fully adopted by all three networks in the 1960s, color television was imagined as a new way of seeing that was distinct from both monochrome television and other forms of color media. It also inspired compelling popular, scientific, and industry conversations about the use and meaning of color and its effects on emotions, vision, and desire. In Bright Signals Susan Murray traces these wide-ranging debates within and beyond the television industry, positioning the story of color television, which was replete with false starts, failure, and ingenuity, as central to the broader history of twentieth-century visual culture. In so doing, she shows how color television disrupted and reframed the very idea of television while it simultaneously revealed the tensions about technology's relationship to consumerism, human sight, and the natural world.

Bright Signals - A History of Color Television (Hardcover): Susan Murray Bright Signals - A History of Color Television (Hardcover)
Susan Murray
R2,253 R1,853 Discovery Miles 18 530 Save R400 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First demonstrated in 1928, color television remained little more than a novelty for decades as the industry struggled with the considerable technical, regulatory, commercial, and cultural complications posed by the medium. Only fully adopted by all three networks in the 1960s, color television was imagined as a new way of seeing that was distinct from both monochrome television and other forms of color media. It also inspired compelling popular, scientific, and industry conversations about the use and meaning of color and its effects on emotions, vision, and desire. In Bright Signals Susan Murray traces these wide-ranging debates within and beyond the television industry, positioning the story of color television, which was replete with false starts, failure, and ingenuity, as central to the broader history of twentieth-century visual culture. In so doing, she shows how color television disrupted and reframed the very idea of television while it simultaneously revealed the tensions about technology's relationship to consumerism, human sight, and the natural world.

Counterculture UK - A Celebration (Paperback): Rebecca Gillieron, Cheryl Robson Counterculture UK - A Celebration (Paperback)
Rebecca Gillieron, Cheryl Robson; Mark Sheerin, Coco Khan, Susan Murray, …
R444 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R35 (8%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

What is Counterculture? - It's an alternative lifestyle... - The ideas that spark a revolution... - A movement that changes the world... This new collection of essays celebrates the incredible originality of British post-war culture. British art, film, theatre, dance, literature and music have attracted international recognition, from the Angry Young Men to the Sex Pistols to Grayson Perry. Now gaming, the internet and social media enable creative communities to flourish and either fight for social justice - or just be entertained. Can we find the creative inspiration to succeed in a postcapitalist future?

Reality TV - Remaking Television Culture (Hardcover, 2 Rev Ed): Susan Murray, Laurie Ouellette Reality TV - Remaking Television Culture (Hardcover, 2 Rev Ed)
Susan Murray, Laurie Ouellette
R1,929 R1,575 Discovery Miles 15 750 Save R354 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Praise for the First Edition:

aOffers the most insightful and significant scholarly analysis to date of the changes taking place in the economic aglobalizationa of television production. A delight to read, laced with wit and humor.a
--"Choice"

Praise for the Second Edition:

aProvides both the record of a strange moment in history and a contribution to contemporary cultural politics. This second, revised edition brings the story right up to the present with a compelling blend of the ancient and the modern.a
--Toby Miller, editor of "Television & New Media"

"The Apprentice," "Project Runway," "The Bachelor," "My Life on the D-list," "Extreme Makeover," "American Idol," It is virtually impossible to turn on a television without coming across some sort of reality programming. Yet, while this genre has rapidly moved from the fringes of television culture to its lucrative core, critical attention has not kept pace.

Beginning by unearthing its historical roots in early reality shows like "Candid Camera" and wending its way through "An American Family" and "The Real World" to the most recent crop of reality programs, Reality TV, now updated with eight new essays, is one of the first books to address the economic, visual, cultural, audience, and new media dimensions of reality television and has become the standard in the field. The essays provide a complex and comprehensive picture of how and why this genre emerged, what it means, how it differs from earlier television programming, and how it engages societies, industries, and individuals. Topics range from the blending of fact and fiction, to the uses of viewer labor and ainteractivity, a to issues of surveillance, gender performativity, hyper-commercialism, and generic parody.

By spanning reality televisionas origins in the late 1940s to its current overwhelming popularity, Reality TV demonstrates both the tenacity of the format and its enduring ability to speak to our changing political and social desires and anxieties.

Wings Over Africa (Paperback): Susan Murray Wings Over Africa (Paperback)
Susan Murray
R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wings Over Africa (Hardcover): Susan Murray Wings Over Africa (Hardcover)
Susan Murray
R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Reality TV - Remaking Television Culture (Hardcover, New): Susan Murray, Laurie Ouellette Reality TV - Remaking Television Culture (Hardcover, New)
Susan Murray, Laurie Ouellette
R1,708 R1,407 Discovery Miles 14 070 Save R301 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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"Offers the most insightful and significant scholarly analysis to date of the changes taking place in the economic "globalization" of television production. A delight to read, laced with wit and humor."--"Choice"

"Since reality television began to flood TV screens, we've had to deal with another phenomenon: a renewed debate about what is 'fun' versus what is 'good for you.' The essays in this volume enlighten that discussion and take us beyond it. They provide both the record of a strange moment in history and a contribution to contemporary cultural politics."
--Toby Miller, editor of "Television & New Media"

"The book explores the genre's institutional and sociopolitical development, its place in the cultural landscape, and how it serves as a source of meaning and pleasure."
--"NYU Today"

"Survivor," "The Bachelor," "Extreme Makeover," "Big Brother," "Joe Millionaire," "American Idol," "The Osbournes," It is virtually impossible to turn on a television without coming across some sort of reality programming. Yet, while this genre has rapidly moved from the fringes of television culture to its lucrative core, critical attention has not kept pace.

Beginning by unearthing its historical roots in early reality shows like "Candid Camera" and wending its way through "An American Family," "Cops," and "The Real World" to the most recent crop of reality programs, Reality TV is the first book to address the economic, visual, cultural, and audience dimensions of reality television. The essays provide a complex and comprehensive picture of how and why this genre emerged, what it means, how it differs from earliertelevision programming, and how it engages societies, industries, and individuals. Topics range from the construction of televisual "reality" to the changing face of criminal violence on TV, to issues of surveillance, taste, and social control.

By spanning reality television's origins in the late 1940s to its current overwhelming popularity, Reality TV demonstrates both the tenacity of the format and its enduring ability to speak to our changing political and social desires and anxieties.

Contributors include: Nick Couldry, Mary Beth Haralovich, John Hartley, Chuck Kleinhans, Derek Kompare, Jon Kraszewski, Kathleen LeBesco, Justin Lewis, Ted Magder, Jennifer Maher, Anna McCarthy, Rick Morris, Chad Raphael, Elayne Rapping, Jeffrey Sconce, Michael W. Trosset, Pamela Wilson.

Walking on the Ceiling - Reflections on Life Turned Upside-down by Pediatric Cancer (Paperback): Laura Murray, Susan Murray Walking on the Ceiling - Reflections on Life Turned Upside-down by Pediatric Cancer (Paperback)
Laura Murray, Susan Murray
R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Waterborne Blade (Paperback, New edition): Susan Murray The Waterborne Blade (Paperback, New edition)
Susan Murray; Cover design or artwork by Paul Young
R253 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R38 (15%) Out of stock

The citadel has long been the stronghold of Highkell. All that is about to change because the traitor, Vasic, is marching on the capital. Against her better judgement, Queen Alwenna allows herself to be spirited away by one of the Crown's most trusted servants, safe from the clutches of the throne's would-be usurper. Fleeing across country, she quickly comes to learn that her pampered existence has ill-equipped her for survival away from the comforts of the court. Alwenna must toughen up, and fast, if she is even to make it to a place of safety. But she has an even loftier aim - for after dreaming of her husband's impending death, Alwenna knows she must turn around and head back to Highkell to save the land she loves, and the husband who adores her, or die in the attempt. But Vasic the traitor is waiting. And this was all just as he planned. File Under: Fantasy [ A Magical Awakening | Kissing Cousins | The King Must Die | Pregnant With Danger ]

The Waterborne Exile (Paperback, New edition): Susan Murray The Waterborne Exile (Paperback, New edition)
Susan Murray; Cover design or artwork by Paul Young
R250 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R38 (15%) Out of stock

A nameless priestess will stop at nothing to get revenge on the killers of her lover. In a world of turmoil, following the king's death, the traitor Vasic is struggling to secure his rule over the combined Peninsular Kingdoms whilst the exiled queen, Alwenna, has taken refuge with a freemerchant community whose elders fear her dark power. Mistrust rules the day with bribery, drugs, trafficking of children, and murder rife throughout the kingdom. As the priestess' plot for revenge continues, Alwenna leaves to seek the outcast group of loyal kinsman. Marten attempts to restore Alwenna to the throne but as the priestess closes in, will he succeed? File Under: Fantasy [ Unholy Office | Blood Ties | Dark Visions | Betrayals & Betrothals ]

Fear Not the Dark (Paperback, First Printing ed.): Susan Murray Fear Not the Dark (Paperback, First Printing ed.)
Susan Murray
R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Out of stock
Our Sylvan Heritage - A Guide to the Magnificent Trees of the South Fraser (Paperback): Susan Murray Our Sylvan Heritage - A Guide to the Magnificent Trees of the South Fraser (Paperback)
Susan Murray
R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Out of stock

Our Sylvan Heritage is a celebration of the magnificent Heritage Trees of the South Fraser Region of British Columbia, including the communities of Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Richmond, Rosedale, Surrey, and White Rock. This celebration of BC's magnificent Heritage Trees includes descriptions and characteristics of over 350 trees, hundreds of viewing locations, stunning colour photographs, maps of tourist locations, and walking and cycling tours.

The Waterborne Blade (Paperback): Susan Murray The Waterborne Blade (Paperback)
Susan Murray
R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Out of stock

The citadel has long been the stronghold of Highkell. All that is about to change because the traitor, Vasic, is marching on the capital. Against her better judgement, Queen Alwenna allows herself to be spirited away by one of the Crown's most trusted servants, safe from the clutches of the throne's would-be usurper. Fleeing across country, she quickly comes to learn that her pampered existence has ill-equipped her for survival away from the comforts of the court. Alwenna must toughen up, and fast, if she is even to make it to a place of safety. But she has an even loftier aim - for after dreaming of her husband's impending death, Alwenna knows she must turn around and head back to Highkell to save the land she loves, and the husband who adores her, or die in the attempt. But Vasic the traitor is waiting. And this was all just as he planned. File Under: Fantasy [ A Magical Awakening / Kissing Cousins / The King Must Die / Pregnant With Danger ]

Waterborne Exile (Paperback): Susan Murray Waterborne Exile (Paperback)
Susan Murray
R145 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R29 (20%) Out of stock

In a world of turmoil, following the king's death, the traitor Vasic is struggling to secure his rule over the combined Peninsular Kingdoms whilst the exiled queen, Alwenna, has taken refuge with freemerchant community whose elders fear her dark power. Mistrust rules the day with bribery, drugs, traffic king of children, and murder rife throughout the kingdom. As the priestess' plot for revenge continues, Alenn a leaves to seek the outcast group of loyal kinsman. Marten attempts to restore Alwenna to the throne but as the priestess closes in, will he succeed? File Under: Fantasy [ Unholy Office / Blood Ties / Dark Visions / Betrayals & Betrothals ]

Waterborne Exile - Waterborne Blade (MP3 format, CD): Susan Murray Waterborne Exile - Waterborne Blade (MP3 format, CD)
Susan Murray; Read by Danielle Winter
R211 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R42 (20%) Out of stock
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