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Audiences of popular European television crime drama: A 9-country study on consumption patterns, attitudes and drivers of transcultural connection

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Audiences of popular European television crime drama : A 9-country study on consumption patterns, attitudes and drivers of transcultural connection. / Bengesser, Cathrin Helen; De Rosa, Paola; Jensen, Pia Majbritt; Spaletta, Marica.

In: European Journal of Communication, 31.10.2021, p. 1.

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title = "Audiences of popular European television crime drama: A 9-country study on consumption patterns, attitudes and drivers of transcultural connection",
abstract = "This article presents findings of a quali-quantitative audience study on consumption pat-terns of and attitudes towards European television crime narratives among European viewers. Based on semi-structured interviews in Denmark, Germany and Italy and a 9-country online survey (n1321), we asked how, when, where and why European audienc-es watch crime series, and whether watching non-domestic European crime narratives influence the perception of the European {\textquoteleft}Other{\textquoteright}. Our findings reveal preferences for An-glo-American content that is seen as the benchmark, combined with a criticality towards domestic content that is perceived as stereotyped. While stereotypes, personal and previ-ous non-mediated encounters draw viewers to European content, it does not necessarily challenge viewers{\textquoteright} perceptions of the European {\textquoteleft}Other{\textquoteright}. It does, however, enable critical reflection on viewers{\textquoteright} domestic societies and TV cultures, leading to a process of banal cosmopolitanism.",
keywords = "Crime series, Audience studies, social research, European television, Transculturality",
author = "Bengesser, {Cathrin Helen} and {De Rosa}, Paola and Jensen, {Pia Majbritt} and Marica Spaletta",
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KW - Audience studies

KW - social research

KW - European television

KW - Transculturality

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JF - European Journal of Communication

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