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Title: Parlant sobre la vida dels altres : fent etnografia en la comunitat de fans del Big Brother brasiler
Authors: Campanella, Bruno
Keywords: Brazilian Big Brother
fan community
Issue Date: 26-Jun-2009
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Type: Article
Citation: Campanella, Bruno (2009). "Parlant sobre la vida dels altres: fent etnografia en la comunitat de fans del Big Brother brasiler". Digithum. Les humanitats en l'era digital, 2009, Vol. 0, núm 11
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to present some of the initial results of ethnographic research conducted in early 2008 with the online fan community of the Brazilian Big Brother (BBB). After a brief introduction to some of the challenges faced by ethnographic work on television audiences in the last couple of decades, the current piece will explore some of the main characteristics constituting this new social space. Beyond the gossiping, and the more immediate talks about behaviors and game strategies of the Big Brother housemates, these forums sometimes trigger exchanges about Brazilian society at large, and the role of television broadcasting in general. Nonetheless, a closer inspection reveals how the debates found in the community are themselves permeated by the participants' struggle for status.
Description: Peer reviewed
Language: Catalan
Appears in Collections:2009, n. 11

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