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Stories about a queen: Viewing Bengali television drama in urban India

Das, Ranjana (2017) Stories about a queen: Viewing Bengali television drama in urban India Critical Studies in Television, 12 (3). pp. 256-272.

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In this essay, I return to the soap opera - but in a context hardly ever explored – an urban Indian city in the twenty-first century. Deriving insights from an empirical study that make interpretive negotiations of a specific Bengali television text its analytical object, this article argues that interpretive practices around the broadcast media texts act as resources in understanding lived media cultures in a historical frame and therefore provide a continued impetus to keep audience analysis on the map of communication and cultural studies without prematurely proclaiming its race is run in the age of digital media.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
Date : 26 September 2017
DOI : 10.1177/1749602017716578
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2017 SAGE Publications
Uncontrolled Keywords : Soap opera; audiences; reception; Bengali television
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 05 Jul 2017 13:34
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 18:54

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