Media Reception Studies

Media Reception Studies

by Janet Staiger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814781349

ISBN-13: 9780814781340

Pub. Date: 07/01/2005

Publisher: New York University Press

Staiger (communication, U. of Texas at Austin) surveys the past century of scholarship on the ways audiences make meaning out of mass media. Her introductory text, with an emphasis on the reception of film and television, covers dominant theories and findings including the Chicago School, early psychological approaches, Soviet theory, the Frankfurt School, mass…  See more details below

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Staiger (communication, U. of Texas at Austin) surveys the past century of scholarship on the ways audiences make meaning out of mass media. Her introductory text, with an emphasis on the reception of film and television, covers dominant theories and findings including the Chicago School, early psychological approaches, Soviet theory, the Frankfurt School, mass communication research and critical theory, linguistics and semiotic theory, social-psychoanalytical research, cognitive psychology, and cultural studies. She also explores issues such as the behavior of fans; minorities and media; the effects of violence, horror, and sexually explicit images; and the place of memory in spectatorship. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814781340
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Introduction
2 Social Scientific Theories
3 Linguistic and Cultural Studies Theories
4 Fans and Fan Behaviors
5 Viewers of Stars, Cult Media, and Avant-Garde
6 Minorities and Media
7 Violence, Horror, and Sexually Explicit Images
8 Memories
Selected Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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