Making meaning, making a home : students watching Generations

O'Shea, C.M. (2005) Making meaning, making a home : students watching Generations. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.




This thesis is a reception analysis using qualitative interviews to investigate black students' watching of a South African soap opera, Generations, taking into account the context of a largely white South African university campus. The findings of this study are that students find pleasure in talking about Generations and hold seemingly contradictory views on whether it is 'realistic' or not. The analysis concludes that watching Generations does serve to affirm these students' black identity, since there is a particular need to do so on a campus where black students witness and experience racial discrimination.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Arts
Uncontrolled Keywords:Generations (Television program), Black South African students, attitudes, soap operas, cross-cultural studies
Subjects:Y Unknown > Subjects to be assigned
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > Journalism and Media Studies
Supervisors:Strelitz, Larry (Prof.)
ID Code:432
Deposited By: Rhodes Library Archive Administrator
Deposited On:31 Oct 2006
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:18
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