Teen television : essays on programming and fandom
|Format:||Print Book 2008|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
This essay collection explores the phenomenon of "teen TV" in the United States, analyzing the meanings and manifestations of this category of programming from a variety of perspectives. Part One views teen television through an industrial perspective, examining how networks such as WB, UPN, The CW, and The N have created a unique economic framework based on demographic niches and teen-focused narrowcasting. Part Two focuses on popular teen programs from a cultural context, evaluating how such programs reflect and at times stretch the envelope of the cultural contexts in which they are created. Finally, Part Three explores the cultures of reception (including the realms of teen consumerism, fan discourse, and unofficial production) through which teens and consumers of teen media have become authors of the teenage experience in their own right.
ContentsTV teen club : teen TV as safe harbor / Jeff Martin
Teen television and the WB television network / Valerie Wee
Defining teen culture : the N network / Sharon Marie Ross
Rocking prime time : gender, the WB, and teen culture / Ben Aslinger
"Normal is the watchword" : exiling cultural anxieties and redefining desire from the margins / Caralyn Bolte
Riding the third wave : the multiple feminisms of Gilmore girls / Francesca Gamber
"That girl of yours-she's pretty hardboiled, huh?" : detecting feminism in Veronica Mars / Andrea Braithwaite
The portrait of an artist as a young fan : consumption and queer inspiration in Six feet under / Barbara Brickman
"They stole me" : the O.C., masculinity, and the strategies of teen TV / Sue Turnbull
Fashion sleuths and aerie girls : Veronica Mars' fan forums and network strategies of fan address / Jennifer Gillan
The adventures of a repressed farm boy and the billionaire who loves him : queer spectatorship in Smallville fandom / Melanie E.S. Kohnen
Pushing at the margins : teenage angst in teen TV and audience response / Louisa Ellen Stein.
Teen television programs
-- United States.
Television and teenagers -- United States.
|Publisher|| Jefferson, N.C. :McFarland,2008
Ross, Sharon Marie.
Stein, Louisa Ellen.
viii, 251 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|ISBN||9780786435890 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786435895 (softcover : alk. paper)