Che cos'è la televisione. Il piccolo schermo fra cultura e società: i generi, l'industria, il pubblico

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] What is television. The small screen between culture and society: genres, industry, the public

Aldo Grasso, Massimo Scaglioni

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] For half a century television has belonged to our life and has been passing through it every day: it constructs imaginary, rituals and shared pleasures, contributes to our knowledge of the world with its "see far", but at the same time defines a collective arena that understands us and calls us in dispute. In these fifty years television has been feared and deprecated for the evils attributed to it, as if it were a Big Brother able to dominate everything he sees. More rarely, it has been appreciated for its ability to break down barriers and fences, involve people and make them more aware, offer them entertainment, information and company. In recent decades television has also become an object of study, at the crossroads of different disciplines and interests: we have tried to clarify its language and specificities, the impact of its advent on societies and cultures and its effects on people, its economic relevance and its political intrusiveness, its place within an increasingly extensive, pervasive, complex system of media. Meanwhile the small screen has undergone important transformations: in its functions, in its way of being conceived and managed, in its technological apparatuses, in its aesthetics. Media historians and theorists, sociologists of communication and culture, audiovisual semiologists, but also psychologists, historians, anthropologists, economists and political scientists have lapped the television screen, highlighting their central aspects or significant nuances.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] What is television. The small screen between culture and society: genres, industry, the public
Original languageItalian
PublisherGarzanti
Number of pages554
ISBN (Print)88-11-74032-0
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • Cultura
  • Culture
  • Society
  • Società
  • Television
  • Televisione

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