Audiences

A Sociological Theory of Performance and Imagination

Author: Nicholas Abercrombie,Brian J Longhurst

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446264556

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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`This book is worth reading for a number of reasons. It is the first introductory work of critical audience research that suggests how we can study the connection of media consumption in general with every day life, and it also goes beyond its competitors in showing how postmodern thinking can help us in the analysis of a "whole way of life"' - Journal of Communication Audiences are problematic and the study of audiences has represented a key site of activity in the social sciences and humanities. Offering a timely review of the past 50 years of theoretical and methodological debate Audiences argues the case for a paradigmatic shift in audience research. This shift, argue the authors, is necessitated by the emergence of the `diffused audience'. Audience experience can no longer be simply classified as `simple' or `mass', for in modern advanced capitalist societies, people are members of an audience all the time. Being a member of an audience is no longer an exceptional event, nor even an everyday event, rather it is constitutive of everyday life. This book offers an invaluable review of the literature and a new point of departure for audience research.
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Audiences

A Sociological Theory of Performance and Imagination

Author: Nicholas Abercrombie,Brian J Longhurst

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780803989610

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 197

View: 4237

Audiences are problematic and the study of audiences has represented a key site of activity in the social sciences and humanities. Offering a timely review of the past 50 years of theoretical and methodological debate Audiences argues the case for a paradigmatic shift in audience research. This shift, argue the authors, is necessitated by the emergence of the `diffused audience'. Audience experience can no longer be simply classified as `simple' or `mass', for in modern advanced capitalist societies, people are members of an audience all the time. Being a member of an audience is no longer an exceptional event, nor even an everyday event, rather it is constitutive of everyday life. This book offers an invaluable rev
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Audiences

A Sociological Theory of Performance and Imagination

Author: Nicholas Abercrombie,Brian J Longhurst

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780803989610

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 197

View: 310

Audiences are problematic and the study of audiences has represented a key site of activity in the social sciences and humanities. Offering a timely review of the past 50 years of theoretical and methodological debate Audiences argues the case for a paradigmatic shift in audience research. This shift, argue the authors, is necessitated by the emergence of the `diffused audience'. Audience experience can no longer be simply classified as `simple' or `mass', for in modern advanced capitalist societies, people are members of an audience all the time. Being a member of an audience is no longer an exceptional event, nor even an everyday event, rather it is constitutive of everyday life. This book offers an invaluable rev
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The Penguin Dictionary of Media Studies

Author: Nicholas Abercrombie,Brian Longhurst

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: N.A

Category: Communication

Page: 383

View: 5263

'The Penguin Dictionary of Media Studies' gives the definitive overview of this huge area, covering print, digital and broadcast media, as well as the theories, technicalities and key figures involved.
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Cultural Change and Ordinary Life

Author: Brian Longhurst

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335234933

Category: Social Science

Page: 138

View: 6239

This ground-breaking book offers a new approach to the understanding of everyday life, the media and cultural change. It explores the social pattern of ordinary life in the context of recent theories and accounts of social and cultural change.
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Globalization and Belonging

Author: Michael Savage,Gaynor Bagnall,Brian J Longhurst

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761949852

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

View: 3835

Drawing on long-term empirical research into cultural practices, lifestyles and identities, Globalization and Belonging explores how far-reaching global changes are articulated locally. The authors address key sociological issues of stratification as analysis alongside 'cultural' issues of identity, difference, choice and lifestyle. Their original argument: Shows how globalisation theory conceives of the 'local' ; reveals that people have a sense of elective belonging based on where they choose to put down roots. Suggests that the feel of a place is much more strongly influenced by the values and lifestyles of those migrating to it ; reinvigorates debates in urban and community studies by recovering the 'local' as an intrinsic aspect of globalization
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Medienwirkungsforschung

Author: Heinz Bonfadelli,Thomas N. Friemel

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825234517

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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Dieses Lehrbuch behandelt grundlegende Konzepte, theoretische Ansätze und empirische Befunde der Medienwirkungsforschung. Die gleichzeitige Berücksichtigung der psychologisch und soziologisch orientierten Forschung erlaubt es, nicht nur die Nutzungsmuster und Wirkungen auf der Ebene einzelner Individuen zu verstehen (z. B. Informationssuche, Gewohnheiten, Sucht), sondern auch die Auswirkungen auf soziale Gruppen (z. B. Meinungsführer, Gewalt) sowie die Gesellschaft als Ganzes (z. B. Informationskampagnen, Wissenskluft, Agenda-Setting, Framing). Die grundlegend überarbeitete Neuauflage wird durch zusätzliche Materialien im Internet (Dieses Lehrbuch behandelt grundlegende Konzepte, theoretische Ansätze und empirische Befunde der Medienwirkungsforschung. Die gleichzeitige Berücksichtigung der psychologisch und soziologisch orientierten Forschung erlaubt es, nicht nur die Nutzungsmuster und Wirkungen auf der Ebene einzelner Individuen zu verstehen (z. B. Informationssuche, Gewohnheiten, Sucht), sondern auch die Auswirkungen auf soziale Gruppen (z. B. Meinungsführer, Gewalt) sowie die Gesellschaft als Ganzes (z. B. Informationskampagnen, Wissenskluft, Agenda-Setting, Framing). Die grundlegend überarbeitete Neuauflage wird durch zusätzliche Materialien auf utb-mehr-wissen.de ergänzt.
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Soziologische Phantasie

Author: C. Wright Mills

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 365810015X

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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Soziologische Phantasie, die erstmals 1963 erschienene deutsche Übersetzung von C. Wright Mills‘ The Sociological Imagination, darf zurecht als Meilenstein wissenschaftlich-politischer Debatten in den Vereinigten Staaten betrachtet werden und zählt auch heute noch zu einer der wichtigsten Selbstkritiken der Soziologie. Mills schlägt hier einen dritten Weg zwischen bloßem Empirismus und abgehobener Theorie ein: Er plädiert für eine kritische Sozialwissenschaft, die sich weder bürokratisch instrumentalisieren lässt noch selbstverliebt vor sich hin prozessiert, sondern gesellschaftliche Bedeutung erlangt, indem sie den Zusammenhang von persönlichen Schwierigkeiten und öffentlichen Problemen erhellt. Eben dies sei Aufgabe und Verheißung einer Soziologie, die sich viel zu häufig „einer merkwürdigen Lust an der Attitüde des Unbeteiligten“ hingebe.
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Die Dokumentarische Methode Und Ihre Forschungspraxis

Grundlagen Qualitativer Sozialforschung

Author: Ralf Bohnsack,Iris Nentwig-Gesemann,Arnd-Michael Nohl

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531153162

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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Die dokumentarische Methode hat als Methodologie und als forschungspraktisches Interpretationsverfahren inzwischen in einem breiten Spektrum von Bereichen qualitativer Forschung ihre Anwendung gefunden, von denen in diesem Band u.a. folgende Themen behandelt werden: Jugend und Geschlecht, Migration, Organisationskultur und Technik, Mediennutzung, Bild- und Videoanalyse. Methodische, methodologische und theoretische Probleme wie Typenbildung und Generalisierung, komparative Analyse, methodisch kontrolliertes Fremdverstehen, Habitus- und Milieurekonstruktion sowie die Analyse von Gruppendiskussionen werden an konkreten Beispielen erörtert.
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Reacting to Reality Television

Performance, Audience and Value

Author: Beverley Skeggs,Helen Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415693705

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

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The unremitting explosion of reality television across the schedules has become a sustainable global phenomenon generating considerable popular and political fervour. The zeal with which television executives seize on the easily replicated formats is matched equally by the eagerness of audiences to offer themselves up as television participants for others to watch and criticise. But how do we react to so many people breaking down, fronting up, tearing apart, dominating, empathising, humiliating, and seemingly laying bare their raw emotion for our entertainment? Do we feel sad when others are sad? Or are we relieved by the knowledge that our circumstances might be better? As reality television extends into the experiences of the everyday, it makes dramatic and often shocking the mundane aspects of our intimate relations, inviting us as viewers into a volatile arena of mediated morality. This book addresses the impact of this endless opening out of intimacy as an entertainment trend that erodes the traditional boundaries between spectator and performer demanding new tools for capturing television's relationships with audiences. Rather than asking how the reality television genre is interpreted as 'text' or representation the authors investigate the politics of viewer encounters as interventions, evocations, and more generally mediated social relations. The authors show how different reactions can involve viewers in tournaments of value, as women viewers empathise and struggle to validate their own lives. The authors use these detailed responses to challenge theories of the self, governmentality and ideology. A must read for both students and researchers in audience studies, television studies and media and communication studies.
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Gedächtnismaschine Fernsehen

Band 1: Das Fernsehen als Faktor der gesellschaftlichen Erinnerung. Band 2: Probleme und Potenziale der Fernseherbe-Verwaltung in Deutschland und Nordamerika

Author: Leif Kramp

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3050089911

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1246

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Leif Kramp untersucht erstmals umfassend die Gedächtnisrelevanz des Massenmediums Fernsehen sowie den archivischen und musealen Umgang mit der Fernsehgeschichte. Anknüpfend an die interdisziplinären Zweige der Gedächtnisforschung analysiert der erste Band die Bedeutung des Fernsehens seit Beginn des regelmäßigen Programmbetriebs in Deutschland und Nordamerika unter gedächtnistheoretischer Perspektive. Damit legt dieser Band den Grund für eine differenzierte Bewertung des Fernsehens als Medium des Erinnerns und Vergessens. Auf Basis einer breiten empirischen Erhebung bei zahlreichen Institutionen in Deutschland, Kanada und den USA befasst sich der zweite Band mit dem Status Quo und den Perspektiven der Verwaltung und Nutzung von Überlieferungen aus der Fernsehgeschichte. Kramp analysiert die maßgeblichen Problemstellungen, mit denen sich Museen und Archive konfrontiert sehen: von Fragen der Auswahl, Bewahrung und Zugänglichkeit von Fernsehüberlieferungen bis hin zu ihrer Präsentation und dem Medienwandel, und diskutiert Strategien für die Arbeit von Fernsehmuseen im digitalen Medienzeitalter.
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The Social Use of Media

Cultural and Social Scientific Perspectives on Audience Research

Author: Helena Bilandzic,Geoffroy Patriarche,Paul J. Traudt

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841505129

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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This collection of essays provides an overview of research on the social uses of media. Drawing on long traditions in both cultural studies and the social sciences, it brings together competing research approaches usually discussed separately. The topics include up-to-date research on activity and interactivity, media use as a social and cultural practice, and participation in a cultural, political, and technological sense. This volume incorporates current audience and reception studies and makes a significant contribution to the development of interdisciplinary approaches to audience and user studies.
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Media and Health

Author: Clive Seale

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446236196

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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`This book appears to fill a substantial gap in the literature at present. There are, quite simply, no books available which engage seriously and competently with the presentation of health issues in the media, and certainly none which focuses on representations of health and illness in as thematically coherent a manner as Seale proposes to do' - Richard Gwyn, University of Cardiff `This is an excellent resource for students. It provides a comprehensive review of secondary literature in the field and is very well researched. Students of sociology of health and illness and in media and communication studies will find the book invaluable' - David Oswell, Goldsmiths College, University of London `This is a comprehensive work on media health, providing an invaluable "toolkit" for understanding health and the media in contemporary society. Seale goes further than previous textbooks, critiquing the "lament" of media health promoters in order to explore the moralisation and commercialisation of media health' - Dr Annette Hill, University of Westminster How are health matters presented by the mass media? How accurate are the messages we are receiving? This book demonstrates how health messages in popular mass media are important influences in our lives, and that they are not neutral, being subject to many determining influences. It demonstrates the importance of mass media for understanding the experience of illness, health and health care, bringing together the latest thinking in the field of media studies and the sociology of health and illness. This book provides a thorough review of research literature on media representations of health, illness and health care, covering their production, characteristic forms and relationships with the everyday lives of media audiences. It brings together both well known and lesser-known studies in the context of an integrated, sociological argument about media and health. Media producers are subject to a variety of influences, from medical lobbies, scientific organizations, and not least the commercial pressure to satisfy media-saturated audiences. These mean that aims of health promoters are not always easily achieved, leading to considerable tensions that require a deeper understanding of media health than has hitherto been applied to them. This book will be essential reading for health educators and promoters, as well as health care providers interested in the cultural aspects of health, sociologists of health and illness, and students and academics of media studies.
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Journalism and Political Exclusion

Social Conditions of News Production and Reception

Author: Debra M. Clarke

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773590129

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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The constraints of news production and the consequent limitations of news result directly in dissatisfaction throughout news audiences. News stories are frequently found to be inadequately informative to the extent that journalism is more inclined to generate political disenchantment, rather than prompt its audiences to pursue a fully engaged level of political participation in their societies. Journalism and Political Exclusion provides a multi-method, integrated analysis of news production and news audiences, including a long-term study of community activists in a central Canadian city. During the seven-year fieldwork period, different groups of research participants completed questionnaires, wrote news diaries, and were interviewed in their homes while viewing network television newscasts. Clarke shows that frustrations with the informational limitations of television and other news media are accelerated among women and the working-class often lack opportunities to access alternative information sources. The critical contribution of journalism to the production and reproduction of ideas about social reality is frequently acknowledged and assumed yet rarely investigated and demonstrated. Through an examination of the everyday realities of both news production and news reception, Journalism and Political Exclusion also shows how the current "crises" of professional journalism heighten the level of political exclusion experienced by various social groups.
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Mediating Politics

Newspapers, Radio, Television and the Internet

Author: Neil Washbourne

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335240682

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

View: 1847

Outlines the ways in which political messages are formulated, broadcast, and received, as well as examining the ways in which the media and political organizations are linked to one another. Analyzes the relationship between the media and globalization, de-regulation of the media, and apathy of audiences. Illustrated throughout with case studies from the US, UK, and across the world, the book also explores celebrity politicians, how different national media systems encourage (or discourage) political engagement, how young people engage with the media and politics, and how the Internet has affected the organization of politics and news media.
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Television and the Moral Imaginary

Society through the Small Screen

Author: T. Dant

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137035552

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 247

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Just how bad is television? Drawing on a range of theoretical sources including Husserl Lacan, Lefebvre, Sartre, Schutz and Adam Smith, this book takes a phenomenological approach to the small screen to offer an original sociological approach to television and its contribution to moral culture of late modern societies.
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Introducing Cultural Studies

Author: Brian Longhurst,Greg Smith,Gaynor Bagnall,Gary Crawford,Miles Ogborn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131786459X

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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A rapidly changing world – in part driven by huge transformations in technology and mobility - means we all encounter shifting cultures, and new cultural and social interactions daily. Powerful forces such as consumption and globalization exert an enormous influence on all walks and levels of life across both space and time. Cultural Studies remains at the vanguard of consideration of these issues. This completely revised second edition of Introducing Cultural Studies gives a systematic overview of the concepts, theories, debates and latest research in the field. Reinforcing the interdisciplinary nature of Cultural Studies, it first considers cultural theory before branching out to examine different dimensions of culture in detail. Key features: Collaboratively authored by an interdisciplinary team Closely cross-referenced between chapters and sections to ensure an integrated presentation of ideas Figures, diagrams, cartoons and photographs help convey ideas and stimulate Key Influence, Defining Concepts, and Extract boxes focus in on major thinkers, ideas and works Examines culture along the dividing lines of class, race and gender Weblinks and Further Reading sections encourage and support further investigation Changes for this edition: Brand new chapter addresses how culture is researched and knowledge in cultural studies is produced Brand new chapter on the Postmodernisation of Everyday Life Includes hot topics such as globalization, youth subcultures, ‘virtual’ cultures, body modification, new media, technologically-assisted social networking and many more This text will be core reading for undergraduates and postgraduates in a variety of disciplines - including Cultural Studies, Communication and Media Studies, English, Geography, Sociology, and Social Studies – looking for a clear and comprehensible introduction to the field.
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The Discourse of Blogs and Wikis

Author: Greg Myers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441146237

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Blogs and Wikis have not been with us for long, but have made a huge impact on society. Wikipedia is the best known exemplar of the wiki, a collaborative site that leads to a single text claimed by no-one; blogs, or web-logs, have exploded into the mainstream through novelisations, film adaptations and have gathered huge followings. Blogs and wikis also serve to provide a coherent basis for a discourse analysis of specific web language. What makes these forms distinctive as genres, and what ramifications does the technology have on the language? Myers looks at how blogs and wikis: *allow for easier than ever publication *can claim to challenge institutional hierarchies *provide alternate perspectives on events *exemplify globalization *challenge demarcations between the personal and the public *construct new communities and more Drawing on a wide range of popular blogs and wikis, the book works alongside an author blog that contains regularly updated links, references and a glossary. An essential textbook for upper level undergraduates on linguistics and language studies courses, it elucidates, informs and offers insights into a major new type of discourse. This coursebook will include a companion website.
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Fandom

Identities and Communities in a Mediated World

Author: Jonathan Gray,C. Lee Harrington,Cornel Sandvoss

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814732380

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

View: 5317

We are all fans. Whether we log on to Web sites to scrutinize the latest plot turns in Lost, “stalk” our favorite celebrities on Gawker, attend gaming conventions, or simply wait with bated breath for the newest Harry Potter novel—each of us is a fan. Fandom extends beyond television and film to literature, opera, sports, and pop music, and encompasses both high and low culture. Fandom brings together leading scholars to examine fans, their practices, and their favorite texts. This unparalleled selection of original essays examines instances across the spectrum of modern cultural consumption from Karl Marx to Paris Hilton, Buffy the Vampire Slayer to backyard wrestling, Bach fugues to Bollywood cinema ̧ and nineteenth-century concert halls to computer gaming. Contributors examine fans of high cultural texts and genres, the spaces of fandom, fandom around the globe, the impact of new technologies on fandom, and the legal and historical contexts of fan activity. Fandom is key to understanding modern life in our increasingly mediated and globalized world.
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