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Title The Revolution wasn't televised : sixties television and social conflict / edited by Lynn Spigel and Michael Curtin.

Published New York : Routledge, 1997.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  302.23450973 REVO    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  302.23450973 REVO    AVAILABLE
Physical description 361 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction / Lynn Spigel and Michael Curtin -- 1. The "Outer Limits" of Oblivion / Jeffrey Sconce -- 2. White Flight / Lynn Spigel -- 3. Nobody's Woman? Honey West and the New Sexuality / Julie D'Acci -- 4. Girl Watchers: Patty Duke and Teen TV / Moya Luckett -- 5. Dennis the Menace, "The All American Handful" / Henry Jenkins -- 6. The Independents: Rethinking the Television Studio System / Mark Alvey -- 7. Senator Dodd Goes to Hollywood: Investigating Video Violence / William Boddy -- 8. James Dean in a Surgical Gown: Making TV's Medical Formula / Joseph Turow -- 9. The Smothers Brother Comedy Hour and the Youth Rebellion / Aniko Bodroghkozy -- 10. Blues Skies and Strange Bedfellows: The Discourse of Cable Television / Thomas Streeter -- 11. Dynasty in Drag: Imagining Global TV / Michael Curtin -- 12. Citizen Welk: Bubbles, Blue Hair, and Middle America / Victoria E. Johnson -- 13. From Old Frontier to New Frontier / Horace Newcomb.
14. Southern Discomforts: The Racial Struggle Over Popular TV / Steven Classen -- 15. White Network/Red Power: ABC's Custer Series / Roberta E. Pearson -- 16. Remembering Civil Rights: Television, Memory, and the 1960s / Herman Gray.
Summary Caricatures of sixties television--called a "vast wasteland" by the FCC president in the early sixties--continue to dominate our perceptions of the era and cloud popular understanding of the relationship between pop culture and larger social forces. Opposed to these conceptions, "The Revolution Wasn't Televised" explores the ways in which prime-time television was centrally involved in the social conflicts of the 1960s. It was then that television became a ubiquitous element in American homes. The contributors in this volume argue that due to TV's constant presence in everyday life, it became the object of intense debates over childraising, education, racism, gender, technology, politics, violence, and Vietnam. These essays explore the minutia of TV in relation to the macro-structure of sixties politics and society, attempting to understand the struggles that took place over representation the nation's most popular communications media during the 1960s.
Other author Spigel, Lynn.
Curtin, Michael.
Subject Television broadcasting -- Social aspects -- United States.
ISBN 0415911214 (hc)
0415911222 (paperback)