New PDF release: Presumed Intimacy: Parasocial Interaction in Media, Society

By Chris Rojek

ISBN-10: 0745671101

ISBN-13: 9780745671109

ISBN-10: 074567111X

ISBN-13: 9780745671116

‘Presumed intimacy’ refers to a dating that calls for immediate belief, self assurance, disclosure and the popularity of vulnerability. Chris Rojek investigates the influence of relationships of ‘presumed intimacy’, the place audiences shape robust identifications with mediated others, whether or not they be celebrities, political personae or on-line buddies. Arguing that the way in which the media may be able to deal with those relationships is an important element in their strength constitution, the middle of the ebook is an research into the complicity of the media in encouraging presumed intimacy and the cultural, social and political effects bobbing up from this. past this, it examines how intimacy is played as a masquerade in lots of social settings – the scripts we stick to in social settings that try and manufacture a shortcut to intimacy.

A compelling check out mediated relationships within the community society, Presumed Intimacy might be a key contribution to the severe research of society, media and culture.

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