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Europe Un-Imagined: Nation and Culture at a French-German Television Channel
Europe Un-Imagined: Nation and Culture at a French-German Television Channel
By Damien Stankiewicz

Damien Stankiewicz’s ground-breaking ethnographic study of the various contexts of media production work at ARTE (the newsroom, the editing studio, the screening room), reveals how ideas about French, German, and European culture coalesce and circulate at the channel.

Published Aug 2017
Little Mosque on the Prairie and the Paradoxes of Cultural Translation:
Little Mosque on the Prairie and the Paradoxes of Cultural Translation:
By Kyle Conway

Kyle Conway’s textual analysis and in-depth research, including interviews from the show’s creator, executive producers, writers,  and CBC executives, reveals the many ways Muslims have and have not been integrated into North American television.

Published Feb 2017
Broadcasting Policy in Canada, Second Edition
Broadcasting Policy in Canada, Second Edition
By Robert Armstrong

The second edition of Broadcasting Policy in Canada offers a comprehensive overview of the policies that provide the foundation for the Canadian broadcasting system, including discussion of topics such as Canadian content, media regulation, and program financing. 

Published Dec 2015
Post-TV: Piracy, Cord-Cutting, and the Future of Television
Post-TV: Piracy, Cord-Cutting, and the Future of Television
By Michael Strangelove

In Post-TV, Michael Strangelove explores the viewing habits and values of the post-television generation, one that finds new ways to exploit technology to find its entertainment for free, rather than for a fee.

Published Mar 2015
The Sopranos: Born Under a Bad Sign
The Sopranos: Born Under a Bad Sign
By Franco Ricci

In The Sopranos: Born under a Bad Sign, Franco Ricci presents an insightful analysis of the groundbreaking HBO series and its complex psychological themes

Published Jun 2014
Digital Currents: How Technology and the Public are Shaping TV News
Digital Currents: How Technology and the Public are Shaping TV News
By Rena Bivens

Rena Bivens takes the reader inside TV newsrooms to explore how news organisations are responding to the paradigmatic shifts in media and communication practices.

Published Jan 2014
On Location: Canada's Television Industry in a Global Market
On Location: Canada's Television Industry in a Global Market
By Serra Tinic

On Location fills a major gap in contemporary media and cultural studies debates that question the connections between the politics of place, culture, and commerce within the larger context of cultural globalization.

Published Jun 2005
Culture, Communication and National Identity: The Case of Canadian Television
Culture, Communication and National Identity: The Case of Canadian Television
By Richard Collins

A European multilingual society, without a shared culture or common European audio-visual sphere and with viewers watching foreign television, can survive successfully as a political entity – just as Canada has.

Published Oct 1990
The Public Eye: Television and the Politics of Canadian Broadcasting, 1952-1968
The Public Eye: Television and the Politics of Canadian Broadcasting, 1952-1968
By Frank W. Peers

Frank Peers has unearthed a remarkable quantity of new material - from government documents, CBC records, interviews with key figures, and the records and manuscripts of a number of principals - and woven it into a fascinating and authoritative account of the state's involvement in broadcasting during these troubled and changeful years.

Published Mar 1979