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Making Sense of Television

The Psychology of Audience Interpretation, 2nd Edition

By Sonia Livingstone

Routledge – 1998 – 224 pages

Series: International Series in Social Psychology

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    978-0-415-18536-3
    March 12th 1998

Description

Taking the soap opera as a case study, this book explores the 'parasocial interaction' people engage in with television programmes. It looks at the nature of the 'active viewer' and the role of the text in social psychology. It also investigates the existing theoretical models offered by social psychology and other discourses.

This second edition takes into account recent research work and theoretical developments in fields such as narrative psychology, social representation theory and ethnographic work on audiences, and look forward to the developing role of audience research. It will be an essential study for students and lecturers in social psychology and media studies.

Reviews

'The book provides extremely useful thoughts and approaches for media scholars an impressive book.' - European Journal of Communication, 15(1)

Name: Making Sense of Television: The Psychology of Audience Interpretation, 2nd Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Sonia Livingstone. Taking the soap opera as a case study, this book explores the 'parasocial interaction' people engage in with television programmes. It looks at the nature of the 'active viewer' and the role of the text in social...
Categories: Psychological Science, Social Psychology