The Citizen Audience
Crowds, Publics, and Individuals
By (author) Richard Butsch
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Citizen Audience by Richard Butsch
Book DescriptionIn The Citizen Audience, Richard Butsch explores the cultural and political history of audiences in the United States from the nineteenth century to the present. He demonstrates that, while attitudes toward audiences have shifted over time, Americans have always judged audiences against standards of good citizenship. From descriptions of tightly packed crowds in early American theaters to the contemporary reports of distant, anonymous Internet audiences, Butsch examines how audiences were represented in contemporary discourse. He explores a broad range of sources on theater, movies, propaganda, advertising, broadcast journalism, and much more. Butsch discovers that audiences were characterized according to three recurrent motifs: as crowds and as isolated individuals in a mass, both of which were considered bad, and as publics which were considered ideal audiences. These images were based on and reinforced class and other social hierarchies. At times though, subordinate groups challenged their negative characterization in these images, and countered with their own interpretations. A remarkable work of cultural criticism and media history, this book is essential reading for anyone seeking an historical understanding of how audiences, media and entertainment function in the American cultural and political imagination.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415977890
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Butsch
Citizen Audience, Paperback (March 2008)
Focuses on the representation of audiences in a range of discourses. This book identifies bad audiences depicted as crowds or isolated individuals, and good audiences as publics. They are measured against the standard of citizenship, revealing preoccupation with the political significance of audiences in these discourses.
Media and Public Spheres, Paperback (April 2007)
Using examples from the US, Europe and Asia, this collection - now available in paperback - presents empirical studies of print, recorded music, movies, radio, television and the Internet to reveal both how media structure public spheres and how people use media to participate in the public sphere.
Making of American Audiences, Paperback (April 2000)» View all books by Richard Butsch
This is a comprehensive survey of American entertainment audiences from the colonial period to the modern day.
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Author Biography - Richard Butsch
Richard Butsch is Professor of Sociology, American Studies, and Film and Media Studies at Rider University. His Making of American Audiences (2000) was awarded the International Communication Association Best Book Award and the American Culture Association Cawelti Book Prize.
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