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The Culture Industry and Participatory Audiences

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The Culture Industry and Participatory Audiences by Emma Keltie
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This project offers a new critique of participatory media practices. While the concept of participatory culture is often theorised as embodying the possibility of a potentially utopian future of media engagement and participation, this book argues that the culture industry, as it adapts and changes, provides moments of authorised participation that play out under the dominance of the industry. Through a critical recounting of the experience of creating a web series in Australia (with a global audience) outside of the culture industry structures, this book argues< that whilst participatory culture employing convergent media technologies enables media consumers to become media producers, this takes place through platforms controlled by industry. The emerging architecture of the Internet has created a series of platforms whereparticipation can take place. It is these platforms that become spaces of controlled access to participatory cultural practices.

Author Biography

Emma Keltie is a research officer at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, Australia. She managed the Engaging Creativity through Technologies project as part of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, and prior to joining Western Sydney University worked as a lecturer in communication and cultural theory. Her research interests include participatory culture, the role of technology in the mental health and well-being of young people, digital storytelling, and media convergence.
Release date Australia
January 27th, 2017
Author
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Edition
1st ed. 2017
Illustrations
IX, 152 p.
Imprint
Springer International Publishing AG
Pages
152
Dimensions
148x210x11
ISBN-13
9783319490274
Product ID
26207027

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