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Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotion

Kristyn Gorton


An engaging and original study of current research on television audiences and the concept of emotion, this book offers a unique approach to key issues within television studies. Topics discussed include: television branding; emotional qualities in television texts; audience reception models; fan cultures; 'quality' television; television aesthetics; reality television; individualism and its links to television consumption. The book is divided into two sections: the first covers theoretical work on the audience, fan cultures, global television, theorising emotion and affect in feminist theory ... More

Keywords: Television audiences, Emotion and affect, Fan cultures, Television aesthetics, Reality television, Global television, Quality television, British Television Industry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748624171
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristyn Gorton, author