Making Sense of Television: The Psychology of Audience Interpretation

2nd Edition

Sonia Livingstone

Routledge
Published March 12, 1998
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9780415185363 - CAT# RU17975
Series: International Series in Social Psychology

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Summary

Taking the soap opera as a case study, this book explores the 'parasocial interaction' people engage in with television programmes. It looks at the nature of the 'active viewer' and the role of the text in social psychology. It also investigates the existing theoretical models offered by social psychology and other discourses.
This second edition takes into account recent research work and theoretical developments in fields such as narrative psychology, social representation theory and ethnographic work on audiences, and look forward to the developing role of audience research. It will be an essential study for students and lecturers in social psychology and media studies.

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