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audience determinism

audience determinism  

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Compare authorial determinism; textual determinism.1. In relation to the interpretation of texts that are separated from their authors (e.g. published books and broadcasts), the notion that the last ...
code

code  

1 A numerical and/or alphabetical system for organizing and classifying information and data.2 A formal statement of acceptable ways for members of a defined professional group to behave, i.e., a ...
discourse

discourse  

A continuous stream of spoken (and sometimes written) language longer than a sentence. [From Latin discursus argument, from discurrere to run to and fro, from dis- apart + currere to run]
epistemic Communities

epistemic Communities  

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Compare imagined community; interpretive community; virtual community.1. A group of people with shared knowledge, expertise, beliefs, or ways of looking at the world: for example, ‘the scientific ...
fandom

fandom  

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1. An interpretive community consisting of dedicated followers of any cultural phenomenon, such as a television series or serial or a particular film genre or film star.2. An interconnected social ...
ideological codes

ideological codes  

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(semiotics) Interpretive frameworks for making sense of texts and the world from the shared perspective of a particular epistemic or interpretive community. The most obvious ideological codes are the ...
imagined community

imagined community  

Benedict Anderson's definition of nation. In Imagined Communities (1983) Anderson argues that the nation is an imagined political community that is inherently limited in scope and sovereign in ...
implied reader

implied reader  

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Literature
In Iser's phenomenological theory of reader-response, a hypothetical ‘role’ or ‘model’ of someone assumed by the author to share the knowledge necessary in order to fully understand the text, as ...
interpretation

interpretation  

[Th]The stage in research at which the results of archaeological analyses are synthesized and there is an attempt to explain their meaning or consolidate a knowledgeable understanding of the results. ...
interpretive repertoire

interpretive repertoire  

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For Jonathan Potter (b.1956), a Scottish social psychologist, the interpretive codes and textual codes available to those within interpretive communities which offer them the potential to understand ...
paradigm

paradigm  

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Essentially, a large-scale and generalized model that provides a viewpoint from which the real world may be investigated. It differs from most other models, which are abstractions based on data ...
reader-response theory

reader-response theory  

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Literature
A view of literary interpretation associated with the American critic Stanley Fish. It holds that meaning does not reside in the text, but in the mind of the reader. The text functions only as a ...
representamen

representamen  

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One of the three elements of the Peircean model of the sign, referring to the form which the sign takes (not necessarily material). When it refers to a non-material form it is comparable to ...
sign

sign  

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1. (semiotics) A meaningful unit which is interpreted as ‘standing for’ something other than itself. Signs are found in the physical form of words, images, sounds, acts, or objects (this physical ...
Stanley Fish

Stanley Fish  

(1938–)Americanliterary theorist and cultural critic. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Fish studied at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale. He has taught at the University of California, ...
textual analysis

textual analysis  

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In media, film, and cultural studies, the academic study of texts in any medium, using methods such as structuralist semiotic analysis, content analysis, or discourse analysis. Purely formalist ...
universe of discourse

universe of discourse  

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The entire system of concepts forming a frame of reference within a particular domain or discourse. For instance, ‘the world of advertising’ within which a particular discourse is framed. See also ...
virtual community

virtual community  

A group of network users who are linked by some specific area of interest such as genealogy. A variety of technologies are used to link members of such communities together including emails, bulletin ...

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