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The Culture Industry and Participatory Audiences

Authors: Keltie, Emma

  • Offers comprehensive and sophisticated argument that expands and critiques discussions of audience participation in digital media and audience labour in the digital age
  • Provides a framework for understanding emerging cultural practices and media engagement
  • Brings an understanding the work of the Frankfurt School in the digital age
  • Demonstrates how critical theory can be used to explore contemporary issues ofaudience and the culture industry
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-49028-1
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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.  

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Convergent Media Landscape

    Keltie, Emma

    Pages 1-12

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  • The Culture Industry and Audience Agency

    Keltie, Emma

    Pages 13-33

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  • Agency in Practice: A Participatory Utopia

    Keltie, Emma

    Pages 35-58

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  • Fans: A Long History of Participation

    Keltie, Emma

    Pages 59-78

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  • Producing Culture: Australian Media and Creative Policy

    Keltie, Emma

    Pages 79-117

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-49028-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49027-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Culture Industry and Participatory Audiences
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49028-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49028-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49027-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 152
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