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Audience-citizens [electronic resource] : the media, public knowledge and interpretive practice / Ramaswami Harindranath.

By: Harindranath, Ramaswami, 1959-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Dehli : SAGE Publications India, 2009Description: 1 online resource (vii, 272 p.).ISBN: 8132101413 (electronic bk.); 9788132101413 (electronic bk.); 9788178299358 (hard back); 8178299356 (hard back).Subject(s): Mass media -- Political aspects -- India | Mass media -- Social aspects -- India | Democracy -- India | India -- Politics and government | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media Studies | Massenmedien | Politik | Demokratie | IndienGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Audience-citizens.DDC classification: 302.23 Other classification: AP 19650 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : media audiences, public knowledge and democracy -- Audiences and socio-cultural contexts -- Understanding 'understanding' : the hermeneutics of audience reception -- Exploring 'context' -- Documentary meanings and public knowledge -- Methodological reflections on 'cross-cultural' audience research -- Non-fiction and audience evaluations -- Ethnicity, multiculturalism and interpretive practice -- Making connections : media audiences and cultural citizenship -- Concluding comments.
Summary: This book explores how sociological and cultural factors affect interpretations of mediated knowledge. Using concepts from contemporary hermeneutics - in particular Gadamer - it examines the notion that understanding is irretrievably linked to the interpreter's socio-cultural positioning.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : media audiences, public knowledge and democracy -- Audiences and socio-cultural contexts -- Understanding 'understanding' : the hermeneutics of audience reception -- Exploring 'context' -- Documentary meanings and public knowledge -- Methodological reflections on 'cross-cultural' audience research -- Non-fiction and audience evaluations -- Ethnicity, multiculturalism and interpretive practice -- Making connections : media audiences and cultural citizenship -- Concluding comments.

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This book explores how sociological and cultural factors affect interpretations of mediated knowledge. Using concepts from contemporary hermeneutics - in particular Gadamer - it examines the notion that understanding is irretrievably linked to the interpreter's socio-cultural positioning.

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