A Cultural Approach to Television Genre Theory

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TitleA Cultural Approach to Television Genre Theory
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
Authors
JournalCinema Journal
Volume40
Issue3
Pagination3 - 24
Date Published2001
Abstract

This essay argues that genres are cultural categories that surpass the boundaries of media texts and operate within industry, audience, and cultural practices as well. Offering a television-specific approach, the article explores media genres by incorporating contemporary cultural theory and exemplifying its discursive approach with a brief case study.