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Signs of Life in the U.S.A. Chapter Summary & Analysis - Video Dreams: Television, Music, and Cultural Forms Summary

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Video Dreams: Television, Music, and Cultural Forms Summary and Analysis

This chapter provides the window on television that is probably the subject that must students feel the most comfortable with. When the student is working on a college level assignment about television, the student has to do more than explain why the show is or isn't his favorite. The student must learn to deliver cultural analyses of the topic. Television delivers a lot of material for the student to write about from kinds of shows, like detective or medical, to specific shows or episodes. There are also many other topics like the role of women in a cultural perspective. "But in college you will be asked to write critical interpretations of television, which is somewhat different from expressing an opinion about how entertaining something is. In interpreting TV, you still need to rely...

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