Researching Historical Screen Audiences: Archives, Memories and Methods

Kate Egan (Editor), Jamie Terrill (Editor), Martin Smith (Editor)

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This book showcases current research and contemporary debate in the field of screen history and audience studies. Sources drawn upon across the book include archival documents (including from recently discovered archives), photographs, maps, Mass Observation documents, diaries, fan letters, cinema records, internet fan sites, as well as recently conducted interviews and oral histories, enabling consideration of the kinds of interpretation made possible through the analysis of each kind of source material. Through such considerations, the book outlines and illustrates, for the reader, the challenges and pleasures of historical audience research, and the range of ways in which such research can capture the lived experiences of past audiences. The book therefore provides the reader with research approaches which are creative and applicable to the study of a wide range of historical media contexts and types of audiences (including under-represented audiences associated with gender, age, ethnicity and region).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
ISBN (Print)9781474477819
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 19 Nov 2019


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