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Critics, Ratings, and Society : The Sociology of Reviews - Grant Blank

Critics, Ratings, and Society

The Sociology of Reviews


Published: 10th October 2006
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How do we make choices in an information-saturated world? While many prior studies have focused on the problems of individuals in this environment, sociologists have rarely asked how individuals judge the credibility of new information; for instance, are we forced to depend on secondary sources that no one has the time or resources to verify? In Critics, Ratings, and Society, Grant Blank confronts these questions through an investigation of independent evaluations and reviews; institutions that influence success and failure, make or break reputations and careers, and often play a critical role in stratification, power, and status. Book jacket.

What are reviews? -- Toward a theory of credible rating systems -- Connoisseurial reviews: restaurants -- Procedural reviews: statistical software -- The production of reviews -- Audiences, credibility, and the social construction of reviews -- "Dining is my sport": reception and hierarchies -- Reviews and the status culture.

ISBN: 9780742575790
ISBN-10: 0742575799
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 10th October 2006
Publisher: University Press of America