The Ideological Octopus (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
232
Utgivningsdatum
2015-11-26
Förlag
Routledge
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
49:B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9781138989443
The Ideological Octopus (häftad)

The Ideological Octopus

An Exploration of Television and its Audience

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Originally published in 1991, this introduction to studying the television audience discusses developments in semiology and cultural studies and their contribution to our understanding of the power of television. How, in the most precise and intricate sense, does television influence the way we think about the world? What ideological role does it play in contemporary culture? Does TV control us or do we control it? This insightful book assesses the progress in responding to these questions and offers some answers of its own. In the 1980s, with the emergence of semiology and cultural studies in particular, there were a number of significant theoretical developments in our understanding of television's power of which this book provides an overview while also incorporating traditional approaches. It suggests that television influences us ambiguously and unpredictably, depending upon who we are and how we think. Ambiguity does not blunt television's power, it simply diversifies it into a very modern kind of omnipotence. Employing two major qualitative audience studies, this impressive study illustrates its argument with findings that are both unexpected and disturbing.
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Preface Part 1 1. An Introduction to the TV Audience 2. Rethinking Audience 3. The New Audience Research 4. Gathering Evidence Part 2 5. Two Empirical Studies 6. Behind the News 7. The Power of the Popular Television: The Case of Cosby 8. Conclusion