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Personal Meanings, Fandom and Sitting Too Close to the Television

Kristyn Gorton

in Media Audiences

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780748624171
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670956 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.003.0003
Personal Meanings, Fandom and Sitting Too Close to the Television

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This chapter focuses on the meaning fans, readers and critics give to particular television texts, the affective dimensions of this 'meaning making,' and considers a way to rethink the 'dangers' of 'sitting too close to the tele'. It draws on work by David Bordwell, Michel de Certeau and Henry Jenkins in particular. It also considers new theories on fandom and the relationship between consumerism and television viewing practices.

Keywords: Fandom; Everyday life; Making meaning; consumerism

Chapter.  6073 words. 

Subjects: Media Studies

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