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dc.contributor.advisorNot given
dc.contributor.authorThornton, Karen D.
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-24T11:31:57Z
dc.date.available2021-02-24T11:31:57Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/18364
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation re-evaluates the ways in which contemporary television documentary practices engage their audience. Bringing together historical frameworks, and using them to analyse a range of examples not considered together within this context previously, the main finding is that the use of spectacle to engage the audience into a visceral response cuts across all of the examples analysed, regardless of the subject matter being explored. Drawing on a media archaeological approach, the dissertation draws parallels with the way in which pre-cinema engaged an audience where the primary point of engagement came from the image itself, rather than a narrative. Within a documentary context, which is generally understood as a genre which is there to educate or inform an audience, the primacy of spectacle calls for a re-evaluation of the form and function of documentary itself. Are twenty-first century documentary practices manufacturing an emotional connection to engage the audience over attempting to persuade with reasoning and logic? The answer contained within this dissertation is that they are.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-nd/3.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />The University of Bradford theses are licenced under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">Creative Commons Licence</a>.eng
dc.subjectTelevisionen_US
dc.subjectDocumentaryen_US
dc.subjectSpectacleen_US
dc.subjectBritish Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)en_US
dc.subjectRemediationen_US
dc.subjectRepresentationen_US
dc.subjectRealityen_US
dc.subjectPoweren_US
dc.subjectEmotional connectionen_US
dc.subjectAudience engagementen_US
dc.titleDiscourses of Power and Representation in British Broadcasting Corporation Documentary Practices: 1999-2013en_US
dc.type.qualificationleveldoctoralen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bradfordeng
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Engineering and Informaticsen_US
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_US
dc.date.awarded2018
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