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Remediating vernacular creativity : photography and cultural citizenship in the Flickr photosharing network

Burgess, Jean E. (2009) Remediating vernacular creativity : photography and cultural citizenship in the Flickr photosharing network. In Edensor, Tim, Leslie, Deborah, Millington, Steve, & Rantisi, Norma (Eds.) Spaces of Vernacular Creativity : Rethinking the Cultural Economy. Routledge, London ; New York, pp. 116-126.

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Abstract

Read through a focus on the remediation of personal photography in the Flickr photosharing website, in this essay I treat vernacular creativity as a field of cultural practice; one that that does not operate inside the institutions or cultural value systems of high culture or the commercial popular media, and yet draws on and is periodically appropriated by these other systems in dynamic and productive ways. Because of its porosity to commercial culture and art practice, this conceptual model of ‘vernacular creativity’ implies a historicised account of ‘ordinary’ or everyday creative practice that accounts for both continuity and change and avoids creating a nostalgic desire for the recuperation of an authentic folk culture. Moving beyond individual creative practice, the essay concludes by considering the unintended consequences of vernacular creativity practiced in online social networks: in particular, the idea of cultural citizenship.

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ID Code: 28526
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: photography, Flickr, social media, everyday life, cultural citizenship
ISBN: 9780415480956
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Routledge
Deposited On: 10 Nov 2009 08:36
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:21

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