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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Small Screens : Essays on Contemporary Australian Television
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'There has been a lot happening on Australia’s small screens. Neighbours turned 30. Struggle Street was accused of poverty porn. Pete evangelised Paleo. Gina got litigious. Netflix muscled in. The Bachelor spawned The Bachelorette. Peter Allen’s maraccas were exhumed. The Labor Party ate itself. Anzac was an anti-climax. And so much more...

'Join us as we survey the Australian televisual landscape, and try to make sense of the myriad changes transforming what and how we watch. We’ve come a long way since Bruce Gyngell welcomed us to television in 1956. We now watch on demand and wherever we want, in our lounge rooms and on our devices.

'But some things stay the same. The small screen is still a place for imagining Australia, for better or for worse. Small Screens challenges and celebrates our contemporary TV worlds.' (Publication summary)

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    • Clayton, Murrumbeena - Oakleigh - Springvale area, Melbourne South East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Monash University Publishing , 2016 .
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      • Published June 2016
      ISBN: 9781925377101

Works about this Work

[Review] Small Screens: Essays on Contemporary Australian Television Catriona Elder , 2017 single work
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , vol. 48 no. 4 2017;

— Review of Small Screens : Essays on Contemporary Australian Television 2016 anthology criticism

'Arrow, Baker and Monagle begin Small Screens: Essays on Contemporary Australian Television with a suggestion that engaging with television operates as a type of ‘cultural duty’ for citizens (vii), and they have brought together a group of historians who demonstrate the change and continuity associated with this duty. Nick Herd kicks off the collection with a fantastic overview chapter on local television. He presents the data alongside effective summaries of key incidents in television history around technological change, advertising and censorship. The chapters that follow demonstrate that these changes have not ‘killed’ television culture, but transformed it into a series of subcultural communities, and they produce snapshots of many of these communities alongside a comprehensive argument for the continued importance of television.' (Introduction)

Mediums and Messages Jane R. Goodall , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Inside Story , December 2016;

— Review of Small Screens : Essays on Contemporary Australian Television 2016 anthology criticism
[Review] Small Screens: Essays on Contemporary Australian Television Catriona Elder , 2017 single work
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , vol. 48 no. 4 2017;

— Review of Small Screens : Essays on Contemporary Australian Television 2016 anthology criticism

'Arrow, Baker and Monagle begin Small Screens: Essays on Contemporary Australian Television with a suggestion that engaging with television operates as a type of ‘cultural duty’ for citizens (vii), and they have brought together a group of historians who demonstrate the change and continuity associated with this duty. Nick Herd kicks off the collection with a fantastic overview chapter on local television. He presents the data alongside effective summaries of key incidents in television history around technological change, advertising and censorship. The chapters that follow demonstrate that these changes have not ‘killed’ television culture, but transformed it into a series of subcultural communities, and they produce snapshots of many of these communities alongside a comprehensive argument for the continued importance of television.' (Introduction)

Mediums and Messages Jane R. Goodall , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Inside Story , December 2016;

— Review of Small Screens : Essays on Contemporary Australian Television 2016 anthology criticism
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