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Remote Control

Author : Ellen Seiter
ISBN : 9781135036904
Genre : Social Science
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The ways in which we watch television tell us much about our views of gender, the family and society. Bringing together the leading experts in the field of audience studies, this book investigates how viewers watch television, and what they think about the programmes they see. Originally published in 1989, the book is divided into two sections which discuss some of the theoretical issues at stake and then present case studies of a wide range of viewers: women office workers, Israeli watchers of Dallas, German families, the elderly, and American daytime soap fans. Contributors from Britain, the United States, Western Europe, Australia and Israel offer a wide range of perspectives, from feminism to post-modernism, and from semiotics to Marxism. ‘Together these essays constitute one of the best possible introductions to the leading edge of research into the phenomenon of television.’ Choice

The Cultural Analysis Of Texts

Author : Mikko Lehtonen
ISBN : 9781446237823
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing upon a range of perspectives from textual and cultural studies, this book synthesizes textual, contextual and audience analysis into an overall picture of meaning making. Using examples ranging from Balzac to blonde jokes, modernist poetry to pop lyrics, the book discusses the factors that contribute to the fomation of meaning: language, media, texts, contexts and readers. In the cultural study of texts - texts, contexts and practices - are equally important, the author argues. Meaning making takes place in the articulation between these different elements. But how can one examine all three areas at the same time? In The Cultural Analysis of Texts, Mikko Lehtonen develops a model to enable just such an approach.

The Battle Of The Mind

Author : Hilde Arntsen
ISBN : 8257060984
Genre : Political Science
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Youth And The City In The Global South

Author : Karen Tranberg Hansen
ISBN : UOM:39015077620477
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Innovative new research on globalization's impact on urban youth

Desperately Seeking The Audience

Author : Ien Ang
ISBN : 9781134940417
Genre : Social Science
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Millions of people all over the world are avid members of the television audience. Yet, despite the central place television occupies in contemporary culture, our understanding of its complex and dynamic role in everyday life remains surprisingly limited. Focusing on the television audience, Ien Ang asks why we understand so little about its nature, and argues that our ignorance arises directly out of the biases inherent in prevailing official knowledge about it. She sets out to deconstruct the assumptions of this official knowledge by exploring the territory where it is mainly produced - the television institutions. Ang draws on Foucault's theory of power/knowledge to scrutinize television's desperate search for the audience, and to identify differences and similarities in the approaches of American commercial television and European public service television to their audiences. She looks carefully at recent developments in the field of ratings research, in particular the controversial introduction of the `people meter' as an instrument for measuring the television audience. By defining the limits and limitations of these institutional procedures of knowledge production, Ien Ang opens up new avenues for understanding television audiences. Her ethnographic perspective on the television audience gives new insights into our television culture, with the audience seen not as an object to be controlled, but as an active social subject, engaging with television in a variety of cultural and creative ways.

Macedonian Review

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ISBN : UOM:39015048633054
Genre : Macedonia (Republic)
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Broadcasting Cable Yearbook

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ISBN : UOM:39015016315510
Genre : Broadcast advertising
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American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015023714663
Genre : United States
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Choice

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ISBN : UOM:39015064547568
Genre : Academic libraries
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Books In Print 1997 98

Author : R R Bowker Publishing
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