Publication
Title
When the viewer goes to prison : cultivation effects of television fiction versus real life experience : a qualitative study
Author
Abstract
Previous research suggests that effects of television fiction on the perception of reality are coding errors occurring when viewers remember what they saw without remembering the validity of the source. A qualitative study of 33 prison inmates discussing their first entry into the prison system shows that when experiences which previously were of secondary importance suddenly and acutely become of primary importance, people explicitly and actively use knowledge gained from television fiction as a means to learn about and anticipate what will happen in realities that are otherwise inaccessible. First timers expected a real Flemish prison to resemble the prisons from American TV and movie fiction. The article argues that audiovisual fiction contains cues that suggest that some of what is shown resembles reality.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Poetics: journal of empirical research on culture, the media and the arts. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2003
ISSN
0304-422X
Volume/pages
31:2(2003), p. 103-116
ISI
000183561800003
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
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Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 04.12.2014
Last edited 10.09.2017