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Audiences and publics : when cultural engagement matters for the public sphere

Author: Sonia M Livingstone; European Science Foundation.
Publisher: Bristol ; Portland, Or. : Intellect, 2005.
Series: Changing media--changing Europe series, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In today's thoroughly mass-mediated world, audiences and publics are, of course, composed of the same people. Yet social science traditionally treats them quite differently. Indeed, it is commonplace to define audiences in opposition to the public: in both popular and elite discourses, audiences are denigrated as trivial, passive, individualised, while publics are valued as active, critically engaged and politically  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Audiences and publics.
Bristol, England ; Portland, Or. : Intellect, 2005
(DLC) 2006273003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sonia M Livingstone; European Science Foundation.
ISBN: 184150923X 9781841509235 9781841501291 1841501298
OCLC Number: 61160691
Notes: Supported by the European Science Foundation.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Foreword; Contents; Author Biographies; Sonia Livingstone --
Introduction; Sonia Livingstone --
Chapter 1: On the relation between audiences and publics1; Daniel Dayan --
Chapter 2: Mothers, midwives and abortionists: genealogy, obstetrics, audiences & publics; Dominique Mehl --
Chapter 3: The public on the television screen: towards a public sphere of exhibition; Mirca Madianou Chapter 4: The elusive public of television news; Ulrike Hanna Meinhof --
Chapter 5: Initiating a public: Malagasy music and live audiences in differentiated cultural contexts.
Series Title: Changing media--changing Europe series, v. 2.
Responsibility: edited by Sonia Livingstone.

Abstract:

In today's thoroughly mass-mediated world, audiences and publics are, of course, composed of the same people. Yet social science traditionally treats them quite differently. Indeed, it is commonplace to define audiences in opposition to the public: in both popular and elite discourses, audiences are denigrated as trivial, passive, individualised, while publics are valued as active, critically engaged and politically significant.

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