This essay looks into the intellectual life of tele-clubs, the collective television watching experiment prominent in France in the 1950s, and its role in television studies. The article explores different directions by analyzing tele-clubs as a moment in television history itself and based on that, searching for a new method of studying television history.

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Keywords television, télé-club, UNESCO, historiography
Publisher Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Journal VIEW Journal
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Note VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture; Vol 1, No 2 (2012): Europe on and Behind the Screens; 118-128
Wagman, Ira. (2012). Télé-clubs And European Television History Beyond The Screen. VIEW Journal, 1(2), 118–128.

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