This Section encourages new thinking and approaches to audience research and aims to inspire greater interest in exploring and understanding audiences in diverse settings. Critiques of popular market research strategies and opinion polls and analyses of the profitable sale of audiences to sponsors and owners are welcome. This section is also enthused by investigations of the appropriateness of ‘Western’ theories and methods in ‘other’ settings.
Co-Chair: Miguel Vicente (Universidad de Valladolid, Spain) [contact]
Co-Chair: Asta Zelenkauskaite (Drexel University, USA) [contact]
Vice-Chair: Nissim Katz (Kinneret Academic College, Israel) [contact]
Vice-Chair: Maria T. Soto-Sanfiel (National University of Singapore) [contact]
Vice-Chair: Rafal Zaborowski (King’s College London, United Kingdom) [contact]
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This section encompasses investigations of the appropriateness of ‘Western’ theories and methods in ‘other’ settings. It is giving special attention to reassessing the theories, methods and issues that inform practices of audience researchers. The nature of audiences as ‘knowledge communities’, ethnographic approaches to researching them, and the extent to which traditional classifications of audiences (masses, publics and markets) are being challenged by the fluidity and ephemeral nature of virtual and mobile audiences are important concerns.
The Audience Section has a group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/IAMCR.Audience/
IAMCR's Audience Section invites proposals that reflect the section's interest.
Read here the call and the candidates' statements.
The Audience Section invites submissions for its open sessions at the IAMCR to be held in Hyderabad, India 2014 from July 15-19. The conference theme for 2014 is: Region as Frame: Politics, Presence, Practice.
The Audience Section invites papers within this overall theme and which reflect the Section’s interest in new approaches and thinking to audience research in the context...
The Audience Section invites papers within this overall theme and which reflect the Section’s interest in new approaches and...
The Audience Section welcomes reports on contemporary audience research
practices, projects and findings. In addition the Section proposes the
following themes for inclusion at the Stockholm Congress, and
encourages presentations and panels that address them.