Desperately seeking the audience

  title={Desperately seeking the audience},
  author={Ien Ang},
  • Ien Ang
  • Published 1991
  • Political Science
Millions of people all over the world are avid members of the television audience. Yet, despite the central place television occupies in contemporary culture, our understanding of its complex and dynamic role in everyday life remains surprisingly limited. Focusing on the television audience, Ien Ang asks why we understand so little about its nature, and argues that our ignorance arises directly out of the biases inherent in prevailing official knowledge about it. She sets out to deconstruct the… Expand
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