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Published: 30 June 2012

220 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719085581

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Watching the World

Screen documentary and audiences

Thomas Austin

Published by Manchester University Press

  • First book to focus on the reasons for the so-called documentary "boom" in cinemas and on DVD
  • First book length study of audiences for documentary film and TV in fifteen years
  • Covers a range of recent films and TV programming and a variety of formats and topics
  • Combines audience research with close textual analysis of documentaries and contexts of their production and circulation
  • Considers the politics and the ethics and the aesthetics of documentary

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