Media Audiences and Identity

Self-Construction in the Fan Experience

  • Authors
  • Steve Bailey

About this book

Introduction

Using a unique combination of cultural studies research, neo-pragmatist philosophy, and psychoanalytic theory, the author sheds light on the formation of a social identity and the important role that mass media play in this process. Case studies covering a range of media and communities provide a model for developing a truly explanatory as well as descriptive account of self-media interaction that bridges the two opposing sides of the media audience debate and provides a significant new dimension to notions of 'passive' and 'active' media audiences.

Keywords

Cultural Studies culture film identity mass media media

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230501119
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-52299-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50111-9
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