9780230234819

Television and the Moral Imaginary Society through the Small Screen

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230234819

  • ISBN10:

    023023481X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-10-02
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

Just how bad is television? Drawing on a range of theoretical sources including Husserl Lacan, Lefebvre, Sartre, Schutz and Adam Smith, this book takes a phenomenological approach to the small screen to offer an original sociological approach to television and its contribution to moral culture of late modern societies.

Author Biography

TIM DANT is a professor of Sociology at Lancaster University, UK, and has published books on material culture, critical theory and the sociology of knowledge. He is currently interested in phenomenological approaches to understanding culture and the moral turn in sociological theory.

Table of Contents

Introduction – the Small Screen and Morality
Morality on Television
Sociology and the Moral Order
Televisuality: Style and the Small Screen
The Phenomenology of Television
Society and the Small Screen
Mediating Morality
Television and the Imaginary
Conclusion
Endnotes
References
Index

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