Title
Triangulation in historical audience research : reflections and experiences from a multimethodological research project on cinema audiences in Flanders Triangulation in historical audience research : reflections and experiences from a multimethodological research project on cinema audiences in Flanders
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Communication Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Middlesex ,
Subject
Mass communications
Source (journal)
Participations: journal of audience and reception studies. - Middlesex
Volume/pages
9(2012) :2 , p. 690-715
ISSN
1749-8716
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c:vabb:328335
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/2dd8a0/caa134ea.pdf
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