Creators

Arthur Asa Berger (writer).

Extent

Read in 2018.

Categorization

Part of Garth S. Jowett’s Foundations of Popular Culture series. As such it is entry #2 following The Production of Culture: Media and the Urban Arts (1992), but the texts do not build upon one another.

Subject

An introduction to genre theory with an emphasis on film and TV.

Commentary

A bit repetitive and inadequately critical of the disproportionately highlighted Oedipus complex hypothesis, but an admirably breezy read relative to its subject.

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