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Author Gorton, Kristyn, 1972-

Title Media audiences : television, meaning and emotion / Kristyn Gorton.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2009]


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 176 pages).
Series Media topics
Media topics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-172) and index.
Contents Introduction : why study television? -- part 1. Theoretical background -- 'Desperately seeking the audience' : models of audience reception -- Personal meanings, fandom and sitting too close to the television -- Global meanings and trans-cultural understandings of Dallas -- Theorising emotion and affect : feminist engagements -- Theorising emotion in film and television -- part 2. Case studies -- A sentimental journey : writing emotion in television -- 'There's no place like home" : emotional exposure, excess and empathy on TV -- Emotional rescue : The Sopranos (HBO 1999-2007, ER (NBC 1994- ) and State of play (BBC1 2003) -- Feminising television : the mother role in Six feet under (HBO 2001-6) and Brothers and sisters (ABC 2006- ) -- Researching emotion in television : a small-scale case study of emotion in the UK/Irish sop industry.
Note Print version record.
Summary A study of current research on television audiences and the concept of emotion, this book offers a unique approach to key issues within television studies. Topics discussed include: television branding; emotional qualities in television texts; audience reception models; fan cultures; 'quality' television; television aesthetics; reality television; individualism and its links to television consumption.
Subject Mass media -- Audiences.
Television viewers -- Psychology.
Emotions -- Sociological aspects.
Mass media -- Audiences -- Case studies.
Television viewers -- Psychology -- Case studies.
Emotions -- Sociological aspects -- Case studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media Studies.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Television -- General.
Emotions -- Sociological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00908848
Mass media -- Audiences. (OCoLC)fst01011223
Television viewers -- Psychology. (OCoLC)fst01147138
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Gorton, Kristyn, 1972- Media audiences. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2009 9780748624171 (OCoLC)286519083
ISBN 9780748630363 (electronic bk.)
0748630368 (electronic bk.)
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