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Comics: Ideology, Power and the Critics
Barker, M. J. (1989). Comics: Ideology, Power and the Critics. (Cultural Politics). Manchester University Press.
The new racism
I Have Seen the Future and It Is Not Here Yet …; or, On Being Ambitious for Audience Research
Audience research, after a promising period during which some crucial advances were made, seems to be in decline in several ways, yet its tasks remain as important as ever. This article, originally aExpand
Ill Effects: The Media/Violence Debate
Notes Introduction: From bad research to good - a guide for the perplexed 1.The Newson Report: a case study in 'commonsense' Martin Barker 2.The worrying influence of 'media effects' studies DavidExpand
Knowing Audiences: ""Judge Dredd,"" Its Friends, Fans and Foes
""Such research is invaluable to academics, the industry and policy workers, and their findings are too important to ignore."" -Annette Hill in Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media ExploringExpand
‘I’m just curious and still exploring myself’: Young people and pornography
We show how encounters with pornography are increasingly presented as matters of health and well-being, but often from a standpoint of ‘exposure and effects’ that offers little in the way of understanding the significance of pornography in people's lives. Expand
The Lord of the Rings and ‘Identification’
The concept of ‘identification’ remains a commonly called-upon resource for considering how media audiences might be influenced into taking up moral and cultural positions. Yet very little empiricalExpand