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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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Personal Meanings, Fandom and Sitting Too Close to the Television

Personal Meanings, Fandom and Sitting Too Close to the Television

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(p.30) 2 Personal Meanings, Fandom and Sitting Too Close to the Television
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Media Audiences
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Kristyn Gorton

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.003.0003

This chapter focuses on the meaning fans, readers and critics give to particular television texts, the affective dimensions of this 'meaning making,' and considers a way to rethink the 'dangers' of 'sitting too close to the tele'. It draws on work by David Bordwell, Michel de Certeau and Henry Jenkins in particular. It also considers new theories on fandom and the relationship between consumerism and television viewing practices.

Keywords:   Fandom, Everyday life, Making meaning, consumerism

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