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Big Brother: Reconfiguring the 'active' audience of cultural studies?

Tincknell, Estella and Raghuram, Parvati (2002). Big Brother: Reconfiguring the 'active' audience of cultural studies? European Journal of Cultural Studies, 5(2) pp. 199–216.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1364942002005002159
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Abstract

The emergence of a relatively new genre, `reality television', has helped to break down the division between text and audience in significant ways, and this presents us with interesting questions for cultural studies. In this article we consider one such text, the enormously successful `reality gameshow' Big Brother, and explore the extent to which it challenges or helps to reconfigure current conceptualizations of the audience and the `television text'. We outline some of the issues involved in analyzing Big Brother and situate the program within the context of the complex history of cultural studies' attempts to `think the audience' for popular media.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1367-5494
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Geography
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 17418
Depositing User: Users 4807 not found.
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2009 13:40
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 09:06
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/17418
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