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Fans, Feminisms and 'Quality' Media By Lyn Thomas

Fans, Feminisms and 'Quality' Media
by Lyn Thomas

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Lyn Thomas considers how long-running radio and TV programmes participate in debates about national identity, gender and tradition, using in-depth research and interviews with listeners and viewers.
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Fans, Feminisms and 'Quality' Media by Lyn Thomas

Fans, Feminisms and 'Quality' Media considers how long-running and popular radio and TV programmes such as Inspector Morse and The Archers participate in contemporary debates about ethnicity and national identity, gender and feminisms, and tradition and modernity. Examining the connections between these programmes and heritage film, Lyn Thomas reveals how both programmes, in different ways, reflect tensions in postcolonial British culture and contribute to definitions of 'quality' in the media. Through in-depth research and interviews with listeners and viewers, she investigates the social construction of identities (particularly feminist identities) in talk about media texts, showing how popular radio and TV series become part of their audience's own personal narratives.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction: Why Morse? Why The Archers Why me? The Texts: Inspector Morse and The Archers as 'Quality' Media. The Audiences. 2. Bourdieu, Butler and Beyond: Theoretical Background of the study. 3. 'Quality' Media: Critical Debates, Texts and Contexts. 4. Introducing the Audience Study 5. In Love With Inspector Morse: Mainstream Fandom and Feminist Subculture 6. Archers 'Addicts' 7. Feminisms, Fans and Country Folk 8. Conclusion. Appendix. Notes. Bibliography

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Fans, Feminisms and 'Quality' Media by Lyn Thomas
Lyn Thomas
Media, Education and Culture
Used - Well Read
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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