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Media AudiencesTelevision, Meaning and Emotion$
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Kristyn Gorton

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748624171

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.001.0001

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Introduction: why study television?

Introduction: why study television?

(p.1) Introduction: why study television?
Media Audiences

Kristyn Gorton

Edinburgh University Press

The introduction considers the importance of television studies as an academic discipline. It refers to the way in which the study of television has often been devalued and seeks to reiterate its importance within academic studies. The introduction also considers the guilt people often experience watching television and discusses new viewing practices, such as watching television series on DVD box sets.

Keywords:   Television studies, Viewing practices, Guilty pleasures

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