Remote Control: Television, Audiences and Cultural Power

Ellen Elizabeth Seiter (Editor), Hans Borchers (Editor), Gabriele Kreutzner (Editor), Eva-Maria Warth (Editor)

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The ways in which we watch television tell us much about our views of gender, the family and society. Bringing together the leading experts in the field of audience studies, this book investigates how viewers watch television, and what they think about the programmes they see. Originally published in 1989, the book is divided into two sections which discuss some of the theoretical issues at stake and then present case studies of a wide range of viewers: women office workers, Israeli watchers of Dallas, German families, the elderly, and American daytime soap fans. Contributors from Britain, the United States, Western Europe, Australia and Israel offer a wide range of perspectives, from feminism to post-modernism, and from semiotics to Marxism.

‘Together these essays constitute one of the best possible introductions to the leading edge of research into the phenomenon of television.’ Choice
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon; New York
Number of pages284
ISBN (Electronic)9780203768976, 9781135036904
ISBN (Print)9781138985100, 9780415839525, 0415065054
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2013

Publication series

NameRoutledge Library Editions: Television

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • television and audiences


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