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Ordinary people and the media : the demotic turn

Author: Graeme Turner
Publisher: London : SAGE, 2010.
Series: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 'demotic turn' is a term coined by Graeme Turner to describe the increasing visibility of the 'ordinary person' in the media today. In this book, he explores the 'whys' and 'hows' of the 'everyday' individual's willingness to turn themselves into media content through celebrity culture, reality TV, DIY websites and talk radio.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Graeme Turner
ISBN: 9781848601666 1848601662 1848601670 9781848601673
OCLC Number: 573010913
Description: x, 189 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ordinary people: celebrity, tabloid culture and the function of the media --
Reality TV and the construction of cultural identities --
Redefining journalism: citizens, blogs and rise of opinion --
Talk radio, populism, and the demotic voice --
Revenge of the nerds: digital optimism and user-generated content online --
The entertainment age: the media and consumption today.
Series Title: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Graeme Turner.

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Dynamic and insightful exploration of the 'everyday' individual's willingness to turn themselves into media content. How are 'ordinary' people being integrated into current media formats?  Read more...

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Examines rigorously perhaps the most important debate within TV Studies... Smartly and engagingly written, this book draws on Turner's extensive work in this area to show how thinking about ordinary Read more...

 
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