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Audience Studies Reader

ISBN-10: 0415254353
ISBN-13: 9780415254359
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $45.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/6/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

'The Audience Studies Reader' provides a guide to thinking about the audience and suggests new ways of looking at the relationship between media texts and those who receive, consume and interpret them. Here are key writings and research exploring questions of reception and interpretation.

Will Brooker is associate professor in communications at Richmond, the American International University in London. He is the author of Batman Unmasked: Analyzing a Cultural Icon; Using the Force: Creativity, Community and 'Star Wars' Fans; and Alice's Adventures: Lewis Carroll in Pop.

Deborah Jermyn and Sean Redmond are lecturers in film studies at the Southampton Institute, UK, and have published widely on contemporary American cinema.

Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction
'It's out there... somewhere': Locating the audience for The Reader in Audience Studies
Paradigm shift: from 'effects' to 'uses and gratifications'
Introduction
The People's Choice: How the Voter Makes Up His Mind in a Presidential Campaign
Mass Persuasion: The Social Psychology of a War Bond Drive
Analysis of the Film Don't Be A Sucker: A Study in Communication
Tendency Systems and the Effects of a Movie Dealing With
Social Problem Charles Winick
Suggestions for further reading
Moral panic and censorship: the vulnerable audience
Introduction
Culture Industry Reconsidered
Seduction of the Innocent
The Uses of Literacy
The Newson Report
Suggestions for further reading
Reading as resistance: the active audience
Introduction
The Nationwide Audience
The Practice of Everyday Life
Understanding Popular Culture
"We're Here, We're Queer and We're Not Going Catalogue
Shopping" Gregory Woods
Suggestions for further reading
The Spectator and the Audience: shifts in screen theory
Introduction
Visual pleasure and narrative cinema
Babel And Babylon: Spectatorship in American Silent Film
Star-gazing: Hollywood Cinema and Female Spectatorship
Women Viewing Violence Philip Schlesinger
Suggestions for further reading
The Fan Audience: cult texts and community
Introduction
Out of the Closet and Into the Universe
Beatlemania: Girls Just Want To Have Fun Barbara Ehrenreich
Histories, Fictions and Xena: Warrior Princess
Suffering and Solace: The Genre of Pain Camille
Inside Subculture: The Postmodern Meaning of Style
Suggestions for further reading
Female audiences: gender and reading
Introduction
Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy and Popular Literature
Living Room Wars: Rethinking Audiences for a Postmodern World
Feminism and Youth Culture
Girl Talk: Adolescent Magazines and Their Readers
' " Just a book", she said... ' Reconfiguring Ethnography for the Female Reader of Sexual Fiction
Suggestions for further reading
Interpretive communities: nation and ethnicity
Introduction
Enlightened Racism: The Cosby Show Audiences and the Myth of the American Dream
The Export of Meaning: Cross-Cultural Readings of Dallas
The Color Purple: Black Women as Cultural Readers
Television, Ethnicity and Cultural Change
Suggestions for further reading
Conclusion: Overflow and Audience
Select bibliography
Index

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