Publication
Title
Triangulation in historical audience research : reflections and experiences from a multimethodological research project on cinema audiences in Flanders
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Abstract
This article reflects upon a series of historical audience research projects on the social experience of cinema-going and the issue of social distinction. Concentrating on the difficulties related to doing historical media audience research, this article proposes a multi-method perspective around qualitative audience approaches (using oral history inspired ethnographic methods) in combination with methods coming from political economy, socio-geography, and programming analysis. The article first looks at different paradigms and approaches on historical audience research within film studies, with a special focus on oral history. The second part consists of a concrete case study on historical cinema-going audiences in Flanders, Belgium, where we argue that the social practice of cinema-going was a significant social routine, strongly inspired by community identity formation, class and social distinction.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Participations: journal of audience and reception studies. - Middlesex
Publication
Middlesex : 2012
ISSN
1749-8716
Volume/pages
9:2(2012), p. 690-715
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 21.10.2014
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