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Reading Audiences By Edited by David Buckingham

Reading Audiences
by Edited by David Buckingham

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Young people are often portrayed as passive victims of violent images in the media. These studies offer challenging different perspectives on the role of the media in forming the social, sexual and cultural identities of today's youth.
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Reading Audiences: Young People and the Media by Edited by David Buckingham

Hardly a day goes by without another sensational story of young people depraved and corrupted by the mass media. Children and young people are often portrayed as passive victims, force-fed violent and dangerous images by the media. Yet this is far from the whole story. "Reading Audiences" offers an alternative approach to studying young people's relationships with popular media. It contains detailed qualitative studies covering a range of media, including television, comics, video and popular fiction. The contributors pay close attention to the diverse roles these different media play in the family and the peer group, and the complex ways in which young people make sense of what they read and watch. Collectively, these studies offer challenging new perspectives on the role of the media in forming the social, sexual and cultural identities of today's youth. This text is intended for undergraduates in media and cultural studies and gender studies.

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Table of Contents


Introduction - young people and the media, David Buckingham; taking sides? what young girls do with television, Chris Richards; "The Mahabharata" - from Sanskrit to sacred soap - a case study of the reception of two contemporary televisual versions, Marie Gillespie; "Daddy's Gonna Buy You a Dream to Cling to (and Mummy's Gonna Love You Just as Much as She Can)" - young girls and popular television, Valerie Walkerdine and June Melody; boys' talk - television and the policing of masculinity, David Buckingham; girls tell the teen romance - four reading histories, Gemma Moss; untidy, depressing and violent - a boy's own story, Julian Sefton-Green; seeing how far you can see - on being a fan of "2000 A.D.", Martin Barker; repeatable pleasures - notes on young people's use of video, Julian Wood; conclusion - re-reading audiences, David Buckingham.

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GOR004803735
Reading Audiences: Young People and the Media by Edited by David Buckingham
Edited by David Buckingham
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Manchester University Press
1993-11-11
223
0719038707
9780719038709
N/A
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