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Media Audiences [electronic resource] : Television, Meaning and Emotion.

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780748624171Series: Media TopicsPublication details: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2009.ISBN:
  • 9780748630363
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Media Audiences : Television, Meaning and EmotionDDC classification:
  • 302.2345
LOC classification:
  • PN1992.6 .G67 2009
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Contents:
Cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface: emotion, engagements and orientation; Introduction: why study television?; Part One Theoretical background; 1 'Desperately Seeking the Audience': models of audience reception; 2 Personal Meanings, Fandom and Sitting Too Close to the Television; 3 Global Meanings and Trans-cultural Understandings of Dallas; 4 Theorising Emotion and Affect: feminist engagements; 5 Theorising Emotion in Film and Television; Part Two Case studies; 6 A Sentimental Journey: writing emotion in television
7 'There's No Place Like Home': emotional exposure, excess and empathy on TV8 Emotional Rescue: The Sopranos (HBO 1999-2007), ER (NBC 1994-) and State of Play (BBC1 2003); 9 Feminising Television: the Mother Role in Six Feet Under (HBO 2001-6) and Brothers & Sisters (ABC 2006-); 10 Researching Emotion in Television: a small-scale case study of emotion in the UK/Irish soap industry; Bibliography; Index;
Summary: An engaging and original 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. The book is divided into two sections: the first covers theoretical work on the audience, fan cultures, global television, theorising emotion and affect in feminist theory
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Cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface: emotion, engagements and orientation; Introduction: why study television?; Part One Theoretical background; 1 'Desperately Seeking the Audience': models of audience reception; 2 Personal Meanings, Fandom and Sitting Too Close to the Television; 3 Global Meanings and Trans-cultural Understandings of Dallas; 4 Theorising Emotion and Affect: feminist engagements; 5 Theorising Emotion in Film and Television; Part Two Case studies; 6 A Sentimental Journey: writing emotion in television

7 'There's No Place Like Home': emotional exposure, excess and empathy on TV8 Emotional Rescue: The Sopranos (HBO 1999-2007), ER (NBC 1994-) and State of Play (BBC1 2003); 9 Feminising Television: the Mother Role in Six Feet Under (HBO 2001-6) and Brothers & Sisters (ABC 2006-); 10 Researching Emotion in Television: a small-scale case study of emotion in the UK/Irish soap industry; Bibliography; Index;

An engaging and original 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. The book is divided into two sections: the first covers theoretical work on the audience, fan cultures, global television, theorising emotion and affect in feminist theory