User-created content and everyday cultural practice : lessons from YouTube
Burgess, Jean E. (2011) User-created content and everyday cultural practice : lessons from YouTube. In Bennett, James & Strange, Niki (Eds.) Television as Digital Media. Duke University Press, Durham, NC, pp. 311-331.
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This chapter sets out the debates about the changing role of audiences in relation to user-created content as they appear in New Media and Cultural Studies. The discussion moves beyond the simple dichotomies between active producers and passive audiences, and draws on empirical evidence, in order to examine those practices that are most ordinary and widespread. Building on the knowledge of television’s role in facilitating public life, and the everyday, affective practices through which it is experienced and used, I focus on the way in which YouTube operates as a site of community, creativity and cultural citizenship; and as an archive of popular cultural memory.
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