Audience Analysis / Edition 1

Audience Analysis / Edition 1

by Denis McQuail
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761910026

ISBN-13: 9780761910022

Pub. Date: 07/28/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Denis Mc Quail provides a coherent and succinct account of the concept of "media audience" in terms of its history and its place in present-day media theory and research. Mc Quail describes and explains the main types of audience and the main traditions and fields of audience research. Audience Analysis explains the contrast between social scientific and

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Denis Mc Quail provides a coherent and succinct account of the concept of "media audience" in terms of its history and its place in present-day media theory and research. Mc Quail describes and explains the main types of audience and the main traditions and fields of audience research. Audience Analysis explains the contrast between social scientific and humanistic approaches and gives due weight to the view "from the audience" as well as the view "from the media." Mc Quail summarizes key research findings and assesses the impact of new media developments, especially transnationalization and new interactive technology. The book concludes with an evaluation of the continued relevance of the audience concept under conditions of rapid m

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761910022
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

A Concept with a History
The Audience in Communication Theory and Research
Typologies of Audience
Questions of Media Reach
Principles of Audience Formation and Continuity
Audience Practices
Social Uses of the Media
Communicator - Audience Relations
The Audience in Flux
The Future of the Audience Concept

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