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The Resource America, as seen on TV : how television shapes immigrant expectations around the globe, Clara E. Rodríguez

America, as seen on TV : how television shapes immigrant expectations around the globe, Clara E. Rodríguez

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America, as seen on TV : how television shapes immigrant expectations around the globe
Title
America, as seen on TV
Title remainder
how television shapes immigrant expectations around the globe
Statement of responsibility
Clara E. Rodríguez
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The surprising effects of American TV on global viewers as a dominant cultural export, American television is often the first exposure to American ideals and the English language for many people throughout the world. Yet, American television is flawed, and, it represents race, class, and gender in ways that many find unfair and unrealistic. What happens, then, when people who grew up on American television decide to come to the United States? What do they expect to find, and what do they actually find? In America, As Seen on TV, Clara E. Rodríguez surveys international college students and foreign nationals working or living in the US to examine the impact of American television on their views of the US and on their expectations of life in the United States. She finds that many were surprised to learn that America is racially and economically diverse, and that it is not the easy-breezy, happy endings culture portrayed in the media, but a work culture. The author also surveys US-millennials about their consumption of US TV and finds that both groups share the sense that American TV does not accurately reflect racial/ethnic relations in the US as they have experienced them. However, the groups differ on how much they think US TV has influenced their views on sex, smoking and drinking. America, As Seen on TV explores the surprising effects of TV on global viewers and the realities they and US millennials actually experience in the US"--The publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rodriguez, Clara E.
Dewey number
305.9/069120973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HE8700.65
LC item number
.R63 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television broadcasting
  • Immigrants
  • Television viewers
  • Television programs
  • HISTORY
  • Television broadcasting
  • Television programs
  • United States
  • Amerikabild
  • Einwanderer
  • Fernsehen
  • USA
Label
America, as seen on TV : how television shapes immigrant expectations around the globe, Clara E. Rodríguez
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Overview. The global television landscape literature ; Building on previous studies in the United States and other countries -- Part II. The foreign born. Enjoying American TV before coming to America ; The impact of American television ; No way! Surprises after arriving ; Say what? Did TV accurately depict racial and ethnic relations in the United States? -- Part III. Comparing US millennials and the foreign born. TV matters : race, class, and gender takeaways ; I want that! Consumption and attitudes toward sex, smoking, and drinking -- Conclusion -- Appendix
Control code
1026493922
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 229 pages
Isbn
9781479818525
Lccn
2017034129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99976124282
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1026493922
Label
America, as seen on TV : how television shapes immigrant expectations around the globe, Clara E. Rodríguez
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Overview. The global television landscape literature ; Building on previous studies in the United States and other countries -- Part II. The foreign born. Enjoying American TV before coming to America ; The impact of American television ; No way! Surprises after arriving ; Say what? Did TV accurately depict racial and ethnic relations in the United States? -- Part III. Comparing US millennials and the foreign born. TV matters : race, class, and gender takeaways ; I want that! Consumption and attitudes toward sex, smoking, and drinking -- Conclusion -- Appendix
Control code
1026493922
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 229 pages
Isbn
9781479818525
Lccn
2017034129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99976124282
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1026493922

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