Prime Time Ideology: The Hegemonic Process in Television Entertainment

@article{Gitlin1979PrimeTI,
  title={Prime Time Ideology: The Hegemonic Process in Television Entertainment},
  author={Todd Gitlin},
  journal={Social Problems},
  year={1979},
  volume={26},
  pages={251-266}
}
Many of the formal conventions of American television entertainment are supports of a larger hegemonic structure. After proposing the concept of ideological hegemony as a useful approach to questions of ideology and control, I indicate interrelated ways in which television messages are integrated into the dominant system of discourse and the prevailing structures of labor, consumption, and politics, in particular through these formal features of prime-time network programs: (1) format and… Expand
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