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Title The Remote control in the new age of television / edited by James R. Walker and Robert V. Bellamy, Jr.

Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1993.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  302.23450973 REMO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-260) and index.
Contents 1. The Remote Control Device: An Overlooked Technology / James R. Walker and Robert V. Bellamy, Jr. -- 2. At the Touch of a Button: A Brief History of Remote Control Devices / Louise Benjamin -- 3. From Gadget to Necessity: The Diffusion of Remote Control Technology / Bruce C. Klopfenstein -- 4. Measuring RCD Use: Method Matters / Nancy C. Cornwell, Shu-Ling Everett, Stephen E. Everett, Sandra Moriarty, Joseph A. Russomanno, Michael Tracey and Robert Trager -- 5. Surveillance and Cluster Viewing: Foraging through the RCD Experience / Paul J. Traudt -- 6. Remote Control Devices in Television Program Selection: Experimental Evidence / Jennings Bryant and Steven C. Rockwell -- 7. Future Zap: Next Generation Smart Remotes / Carrie Heeter, Kak Yoon and James Sampson -- 8. Gratifications Derived from Remote Control Devices: A Survey of Adult RCD Use / James R. Walker, Robert V. Bellamy, Jr. and Paul J. Traudt.
9. Is the Remote Control Device a Toy or Tool? Exploring the Need for Activation, Desire for Control, and Technological Affinity in the Dynamic of RCD Use / Lawrence A. Wenner and Maryann O'Reilly Dennehy -- 10. "OK, Where's the Remote?" Children, Families, and Remote Control Devices / Kathy A. Krendl, Cathryn Troiano, Robert Dawson and Ginger Clark -- 11. Domination of the Remote Control during Family Viewing / Gary A. Copeland and Karla Schweitzer -- 12. Gender Differences in Remote Control Use / Elizabeth M. Perse and Douglas A. Ferguson -- 13. The RCD's Impact on Television Programming and Promotion / Susan Tyler Eastman and Jeffrey Neal-Lunsford -- 14. Remote Control Devices and the Political Economy of a Changing Television Industry / Robert V. Bellamy, Jr. -- 15. Remote Control: Mythic Reflections / David Lavery -- 16. Technoromancing the Clicker / Bruce E. Gronbeck.
Other author Walker, James Robert.
Bellamy, Robert V.
Subject Television viewers -- United States -- Psychology.
Television -- Channel selectors -- Social aspects.
Television -- Channel selectors -- Psychological aspects.
Zapping (Television)
Zipping (Video recordings)
Grazing (Television)
ISBN 0275943968 (alk. paper)