Watching Game of Thrones

Watching Game of Thrones How Audiences Engage With Dark Television

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Synopsis

Game of Thrones was an international sensation, and has been looked at from many different angles. But to date there has been little research into its audiences: who they were, how they engaged with and responded to it. This book presents the findings of a major international research project that garnered more than 10,000 responses to an innovative 'qualiquantitative' questionnaire. Among its findings are: a new way of understanding the place and role of favourite characters in audiences' responses; new insights into the role of fantasy in encouraging thinking about our own world; and an account of two combined emotions - relish and anguish - which structure audiences' reactions to controversial elements in the series.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526152176
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 791.4572
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 464g
Height: 241mm
Width: 163mm
Spine width: 20mm