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296 Pages | 25

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190855796


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Television at Work

Industrial Media and American Labor

Kit Hughes

  • Showcases a lost history of television at work that broadens our understanding of what television is, what it can do, and whom it serves
  • Demonstrates the medium's centrality in corporate attempts to manage workers' hearts, bodies, and minds in the transition to post-Fordism
  • Re-examines several "keywords" of television studies (flow, immediacy, time-shifting, narrowcasting) in the context of non-commercial use
  • Complicates traditional notions of audience labor by revealing the importance of television as a labor and management technology outside of the commercial media industries
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