The Audience Studies Reader / Edition 1

The Audience Studies Reader / Edition 1

by Will Brooker
     
 

The Audience Studies Reader brings together key writings exploring questions of reception and interpretation, reprinting forgotten pieces and combining key essays with new research. Beginning with a general introduction to the Reader, each extract is placed in its historical context with specially written section prefaces and suggestions for further reading.

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The Audience Studies Reader brings together key writings exploring questions of reception and interpretation, reprinting forgotten pieces and combining key essays with new research. Beginning with a general introduction to the Reader, each extract is placed in its historical context with specially written section prefaces and suggestions for further reading.
Organized chronologically and thematically, sections address: the paradigm shift - from 'effects' to 'uses and gratifications'; moral panic and censorship; the active audience and reading as resistance; shifts in screen theory - the spectator and the audience; the fan and the audience; female audiences; nation and ethnicity.

Essays by: Theodor Adorno, Ien Ang, Camille Bacon-Smith, Jacqueline Bobo, Martin Barker, Michel de Certeau, Dawn Currie, Barbara Ehrenreich, John Fiske, George Gerbner, Marie Gillespie, Larry Gross, Sara Gwenllian-Jones, Miriam Hansen, Richard Hoggart, Henry Jenkins, Sut Jhally, Elihu Katz, Paul F. Lazarsfeld, Justin Lewis, Tamar Liebes, Angela McRobbie, Robert Merton, David Morley, David Muggleton, Laura Mulvey, Janice Radway, Philip Schlesinger, Esther Sonnet, Jackie Stacey, Frederic Wertham, Charles Winick and Gregory Woods

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415254359
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: 'It's our there somewhere': Locating the audience for The Audience Studies Reader
1Paradigm shift: from effects to uses and gratifications
The People's Choice: How the Voter Makes Up His Mind in a Presidental Campaign (extract)
Mass Persuasion: The Social Psychology of a War Bond Drive (extract)
Analysis of the film Don't be a Sucker: A study in communication
Tendency Systems and the Effects of a Movie Dealing with a Social Problem
2Moral panic and censorship: the vulnerable audience
Culture reconsidered
Seduction of the Innocent (extract)
The Uses of Literacy (extract)
The Newson Report
3Reading as resistance: the active audience
The Nationwide Audience (extract)
The Practice of Everyday Life (extract)
Understanding Popular Culture (extract)
We're Here, We're Queer and We're Not Going Catalogue Shopping (extract)
4The Spectator and the Audience: shifts in screen theory
Visual pleasure and narrative cinema
Babel and Babylon: Spectatorship in American Silent Film (extract)
Star-gazing: Hollywood Cinema and Female Spectatorship (extract)
Women Viewing Violence (extract)
5The Fan Audience: cult tests and community
Out of the Closet and Into the Universe: Queers and Star Trek
Beatlemania: Girls Just Want to Have Fun (extract)
Histories, Fictions and Xena: Warrior Princess (extract)
Suffering and Solace: The Genre of Pain (extract)
Inside Subculture: The Postmodern Meaning of Style (extract)
6Female Audiences: gender and reading
Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy and Popular Literature (extract)
Living Room Wars: Rethinking Audiences for a Postmodern World (extract)
Feminism and Youth Culture (extract)
Girl Talk: Adolescent Magazines and Their Readers (extract)
'Just a book', she said.': Reconfiguring Ethnography for the Female Reader of Sexual Fiction
7Interpretive communities: nation and ethnicity
Enlightened Racism: The Cosby Show Audiences and the Myth of the American Dream (extract)
The Export of Meaning: Cross-Cultural Readings of Dallas (extract)
The Color Purple: Black Women as Cultural Readers (extract)
Television, Ethnicity and Cultural Change (extract)
Conclusion: Overflow and Audience

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