Political Audiences: A reception history of Early Italian Television [Paperback]

Damiano Garofalo(Author)

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ISBN: 9788869770142 | Published by: Mimesis International | Series: Italian Frame | Year of Publication: 2016 | Language: English 160p,
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Political Audiences

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This book, which is an excerpt of the author’s Ph.D. dissertation, deals with the popular reception of early Italian television during the years of the so-called long "economic boom" (1954-1969). To do so, the author focuses on the Catholic and Communist audiences’ perception of the first TV programs. The investigation into these two main groups’ reception will be conducted through the analysis of all the TV references tracked into the readers' columns of the two most popular rotocalchi of those years: the Catholic magazine "Famiglia Cristiana" and the Communist weekly «Vie Nuove». Showing the collective discourse about television, made by very different types of audiences through the use of letters published by these popular magazines, this study points out how television's impact was also a mediated process. Therefore, the innovative proposal of this book is to suggest an in-depth reception and cultural history of the early Italian television.

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