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Making meaning, making a home : students watching Generations

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dc.contributor.author O'Shea CM en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:12:11Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:12:11Z
dc.date.submitted 2005 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/23536
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a reception analysis using qualitative interviews to investigate black students' watching of a South African soap opera, Generations, taking into account the context of a largely white South African university campus. The findings of this study are that students find pleasure in talking about Generations and hold seemingly contradictory views on whether it is 'realistic' or not. The analysis concludes that watching Generations does serve to affirm these students' black identity, since there is a particular need to do so on a campus where black students witness and experience racial discrimination. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Communication science en
dc.subject Television en
dc.title Making meaning, making a home : students watching Generations en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en

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