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Watching What We Watch

Walter DavisGary DreibelbisTeresa BlytheMark ScalesDonald AshburnElizabeth Winans

Watching What We Watch

Walter DavisGary DreibelbisTeresa BlytheMark ScalesDonald AshburnElizabeth Winans

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A provocative look at how popular TV programmes shape and influence our moral and spiritual outlook, Watching What We Watch attempts to educate our vision and alert us to the values underlying popular TV shows. It has been estimated that an average viewer devotes some eight years over a lifetime to gazing at a TV - this text helps to ensure that these are not wasted years.;Combining the expertise of scholars in the fields of theology, communications and visual literacy, this text aims to help viewers develop a more informed awareness of how TV can affect their lives - for good or ill.

- Publisher This thinking person's guide to evaluating popular TV programs in light of one's faith, values, and beliefs consists of four main sections: comedies, dramas, fact-based programming, and the commerce of TV. Each section includes an overview, history, and trends in that genre plus several extensive "readings" of popular shows. BandW photos.

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About "Watching What We Watch"

A provocative look at how popular TV programmes shape and influence our moral and spiritual outlook, Watching What We Watch attempts to educate our vision and alert us to the values underlying popular TV shows. It has been estimated that an average viewer devotes some eight years over a lifetime to gazing at a TV - this text helps to ensure that these are not wasted years.;Combining the expertise of scholars in the fields of theology, communications and visual literacy, this text aims to help viewers develop a more informed awareness of how TV can affect their lives - for good or ill.
- Publisher

This thinking person's guide to evaluating popular TV programs in light of one's faith, values, and beliefs consists of four main sections: comedies, dramas, fact-based programming, and the commerce of TV. Each section includes an overview, history, and trends in that genre plus several extensive "readings" of popular shows. BandW photos.
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Meet the Authors

Walter Davis

Walter T. Davis Jr. is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Religion and a former director of the Advanced Pastoral Studies Program at San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California. A

Gary Dreibelbis

Gary Dreibelbis has taught courses in television and communications at Solano College in Suisun, California; San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California; and Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. A

Teresa Blythe

Teresa Blythe is a freelance writer, spiritual director, and media literacy advocate with an extensive background in broadcast news. A

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 198001
  • Product Code 0664501931
  • EAN 9780664501938
  • Pages 352
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Geneva Press
  • Publication Date Nov 2001
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 23 mm
  • Weight 0.761kg

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