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Rules of the Game: Quiz Shows and American Culture Hardcover – 7 Jun 2006

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 218 pages
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press (7 Jun. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791468097
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791468098
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.8 x 23.1 cm
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"As the first in-depth, book-length investigation of quiz shows,

"With excellent research and intriguing readings of the programs, Hoerschelmann examines some very important issues, including a neglected but major broadcast genre, the differences in audience relations to television from cinema, and the political economy of the genre. More than just a general history of quiz and game shows, the book raises larger questions within television studies."

About the Author

Olaf Hoerschelmann is Associate Professor of Media Theory and Criticism at Eastern Illinois University.

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