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作者 Podkalicka, Aneta, author
書名 Grand designs : consumer markets and home-making / by Aneta Podkalicka, Esther Milne, Jenny Kennedy
出版項 London : Palgrave Macmillan UK : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
國際標準書號 9781137578983 (electronic bk.)
9781137578976 (paper)
國際標準號碼 10.1057/978-1-137-57898-3 doi
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (xiii, 177 pages) : digital ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
附註 1. Introduction -- 2. Production: visual style, narrative structure, and the viewer renovator -- 3. Home: Ideas of home, and the work of home-making -- 4. Consumption: the ethical and the extravagant -- 5. Innovation: from represented novelty to transformation in practice -- 6. Markets: creating value in media industries and consumption cultures
This is the first academic book to examine the long running hit series Grand Designs, which occupies a significant place in the popular imagination internationally. The authors apply an empirically grounded, critical perspective to the study of television to reveal how people use the program in their everyday lives. The emphasis on everyday uses and meanings combines creatively with understanding the program theoretically, textually and in terms of its production structures. This position challenges framings of the popular lifestyle and factual television genre that has been dominated by a neoliberal or governmentality perspective for many years. Presented by British designer and writer, Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs follows the progress of home owners as they embark on design, renovation and building projects at almost always dizzying scales of endeavour. Understanding the program as both a text to analyse and a site of material impact, the book draws on interviews with production members, home renovators, building practitioners and audiences, as well as references to associated media formats to provide contextual depth to the analysis. The authors argue that, as a cultural object, the program is both shaped by and enacts social discourses of home-making, design value and taste. Navigating public, commercial and promotional logics, Grand Designs sparks new forms of cultural production and consumer markets
Host Item Springer eBooks
主題 Grand designs (television program)
Television programs -- Social aspects -- Great Britain
Reality television programs -- Great Britain
Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects -- Great Britain
Screen Studies
Consumer Behavior
Media and Communication
Alt Author Milne, Esther, author
Kennedy, Jenny, author
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