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Historiographical and research political reflections
Lene Koch

Being a historian of eugenics in Denmark, I have never been in want of an audience. 1 Writing in the 1990s, it seemed that the mere mention of the concept of eugenics was enough to create a strong interest in what I had to say about this – at the time – forgotten chapter of Danish history. German Rassenhygiene and its relationship to the Holocaust were well known, but it was a

in Communicating the history of medicine
Adaptation and reception of Andrea Newman’s A Bouquet of Barbed Wire (1969)
Frances Pheasant-Kelly

both attracted and scandalised audiences and reviewers alike – for instance, Penny Perrick of the Sun commented ‘Let’s hope that plastic people with horrible habits like the Mansons are banished from the screen forever’, 3 whereas Times reviewer, Michael Church, assigned the series ‘a curious magic’. 4 Also telling of the drama’s 1970s’ contexts was Times reviewer, Michael Ratcliffe’s comment that, ‘bright

in Incest in contemporary literature
David J. Appleby

Preaching, audience and authority Chapter 2 Preaching, audience and authority T he ‘matter of the ministry’, as Thomas Horton described it, exercised the minds both of preachers and the Restoration establishment.1 In 1661, Cavalier politicians framing the Treason Act had publicly laid the blame for the late rebellion ‘in very great measure’ upon seditious preaching.2 Perversely, instead of neutering the pulpits, the Act of Uniformity served to emphasise the continuing centrality of preaching in public debate. Most of the individuals the Cavalier

in Black Bartholomew’s Day
Alison Smith

she has to say includes a determination not to add padding in order to make up required length. As she said to interviewers at the Glasgow Film Festival in 1996: ‘If you feel you’re expressing something which is not worth more than ten minutes, why use more?’ Some of her films have met considerable public acclaim and gained an international audience, perhaps most strikingly Sans toit ni loi/Vagabonde ; some remain difficult to see even in France

in Agnès Varda
Explication and implication in anti-Catholic publications
Amy G. Tan

-authors might publish content with a range of different audiences in mind, for whom they might communicate different messages – sometimes simultaneously. While Bernard held a position fundamentally opposed to Catholicism throughout his career, his publications began centring anti-Catholic content c. 1617 and continued that way for roughly a decade: clearly to 1626, and in certain ways into

in The pastor in print
Martin Barker, Clarissa Smith, and Feona Attwood

How can we most usefully talk about the many different kinds of people who have watched Game of Thrones in ways that go beyond simplisms such as ‘everyone is different’? What groups do they fall into, and what labels best capture the nature of these groups? The trouble is that all our vocabularies for naming them come heavily freighted with implications and judgements. ‘Audience’, ‘viewers’, ‘watchers’, ‘spectators’: these words sound fairly neutral. But even the most neutral terms, when we look at their uses, carry

in Watching Game of Thrones
Tim Markham

3681 The Politics of war reporting.qxd:Layout 1 28/9/11 11:14 Page 115 6 How do audiences live journalism? I’ll say this about Tibetans, at least they’re not polar bears. (Comment posted on’s Comment is Free discussion forum) Much has been written in the past 20 years about the representation of ‘distant others’ in the news media. It was seen in the previous chapter that for Silverstone the issue of a ‘proper distance’ between audiences and mediated others is crucial because it involves the representation of humans to other humans. I have

in The politics of war reporting
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Glenn Gould’s contrapuntal radio
Adam J. Frank

‘I detest audiences’ (Gould, 1966 : 00' 01"–00' 03"). So begins a 1966 television interview with Glenn Gould, the virtuoso Canadian pianist who had retired from the concert stage just two years earlier at the age of 31. Gould’s retirement was no publicity stunt: by all accounts the eccentric, hypochondriacal performer found large crowds genuinely distressing. In giving up the stage, however, by no means did Gould renounce publicity as such. On the contrary, he maintained and cultivated intimate connections with ever-increasing numbers of listeners by

in Tuning in to the neo-avant-garde
Ludmilla Jordanova

Audiences, we can readily agree, are difficult both to conceptualize and to study. There can be hardly any areas of humanities and social science research where they are not an issue. Or, to put it another way, thinking about audiences can be stimulating and can bring a fresh perspective to forms of scholarship that tend to be dominated by a concern with production, whether of knowledge, artefacts, ideas or imagery

in Communicating the history of medicine
Representations, address and assumptions about influence
Elisabet Björklund

For sex educators, audiences are a central concern. This is obvious as the very purpose of sex education is to communicate knowledge about sexuality to people who, for various reasons, are considered in need of this knowledge. Through history, sex educators have striven to expand their audiences and increase the influence of their messages in different ways, not least by using mass media such as film, radio and television

in Communicating the history of medicine