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This article has been published in: Ocula 25, Gender, genres and generations. A sociological analysis on changes of consumption styles in the globalised world: current scenarios and future perspectives

authors: Mario Tirino (Dipartimento di Studi Politici e Sociali Università degli Studi di Salerno, IT) and Vincenzo Auriemma (Dipartimento di Studi Politici e Sociali Università degli Studi di Salerno, IT)

Bazinga! Nerd consumption, generational identities and the mourning of the end of the series in the audience of The Big Bang Theory

language: italian

publication date: June 2021

abstract: The paper investigates the TV series The Big Bang Theory (2007-2019) as a space of representation of the cultural and media consumption of the Post-Millennials. In particular, it will explore the ways in which the audiences appropriates the symbolic heritage of the nerd subculture, developing a level of empathic identification with the characters and the plot, which reaches its maximum intensity in the “mourning” for the end of the series.

keywords: the big bang theory, millennials, media cult, transmedia, audience

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DOI: 10.12977/ocula2021-13

citation information: Mario Tirino and Vincenzo Auriemma, Bazinga! Consumi nerd, identità generazionali e lutto del “fine serie” nelle audience di The Big Bang Theory, "Ocula", vol.22, n.25, pp.177-195, June 2021. DOI: 10.12977/ocula2021-13


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