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[ecrea] Journal of Popular Television 3.2

Sat Aug 15 14:32:13 GMT 2015

Intellect is delighted to announce that /Journal of Popular Television
is out now. This is an international journal designed to promote and
encourage scholarship on all aspects of popular television, whether
fictional and non-fictional, from docudramas and sports to news and
comedy. This journal is a special issue focussing on the
much-marginalised theme of disability and television.

List of articles(partial list):

*Something special: Care, pre-school television and the dis/abled child
pp. 163-178(16)
*Author:*/Holdsworth, Amy/

Through a close reading of the series Something Special (2003–), this
article explores the implicit and explicit rhetorics of ‘care’ within
the remit and content of the UK pre-school children’s channel CBeebies.

*‘It’s really scared of disability’: Disabled comedians’ perspectives of
the British television comedy industry
pp. 179-193(15)
*Author:* /Lockyer, Sharon/

Via thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews with disabled comedy
writers and performers, this article specifically focuses on the
everyday working experiences of disabled comedy professionals in the
contemporary television comedy industry.

From awww to awe factor: UK audience meaning-making of the 2012 Paralympics as  mediated spectacle
pp. 195-212(18)
*Authors:*/Hodges, Caroline E. M.; Scullion, Richard; Jackson, Daniel/

This article considers UK audiences’ meaning-making of television
coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

*Supersize vs. Superskinny: (Re)framing the freak show in contemporary
popular culture
pp. 213-228(16)
*Author:*/Leadley, Allison/

In this article, a close reading of two episodes is explored to
demonstrate how the show implicitly reinforces the moral, political and
cultural superiority of the so-called ‘normate’.

Disability and television: Notes from the field

pp. 261-267(7)

*Author:*/Barton, Sarah/

This article aims to give advice to other programme-makers, and does so
within practical contexts such as budgetary constraints and ‘typical’
working practices.

This issue concludes with four book reviews on /Sports on Television:
The How and Why Behind What You See, Television and British Cinema:
Convergence and Divergence Since 1990, Remembering Dennis Potter through
Fans, Extras and Archives, Reading Asian Television Drama: Crossing
Borders and Breaking Boundaries/.

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