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Media Audiences and Identity

Self-Construction in the Fan Experience: 2005

By S. Bailey

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Format: Paperback, 228 pages, 2005 Edition
Other Information: biography
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 January 2005
Using a unique combination of cultural studies research, neo-pragmatist philosophy, and psychoanalytic theory, the author sheds light on the formation of a social identity and the important role that mass media play in this process. Case studies covering a range of media and communities provide a model for developing a truly explanatory as well as descriptive account of self-media interaction that bridges the two opposing sides of the media audience debate and provides a significant new dimension to notions of 'passive' and 'active' media audiences.

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Preface Introduction: Media, Culture and The Self Media and Self-Construction: Theoretical Issues Every Freak Needs a Show: Polyvalent Subjectivity and a Local Underground Film Scene 'I Believe in Me': Self-Affirmation in the Kiss Army Screen Subjects and Cyber-Subjects: The Case of Futurama Conclusion: Underground Hybridity, Popular Piety and Virtual Irony as Three Modes of Mediated Selfhood Works Cited

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STEVE BAILEY is Assistant Professor of Humanities in the Information Age at York University in Toronto, Canada. His work has appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including Popular Music and Society, Communication Review, Velvet Light Trap and Discourse of Sociological Practice.

EAN: 9781349522996
ISBN: 1349522996
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Dimensions: 21.59 x 14 x 1.3 centimetres (0.31 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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