Australian television, popular memory and suburbia

McKee, Alan (2012) Australian television, popular memory and suburbia. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 15(3), pp. 303-314.

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Abstract

Different archives of television material construct different versions of Australian national identity. There exists a Pro-Am archive of Australian television history materials consisting of many individual collections. This archive is not centrally located nor clearly bounded. The collections are not all linked to each other, nor are they aware of each other, and they do not claim to have a single common project. Pro-Am collections tend not to address Australian television as a whole, rather addressing particular genres, programs or production companies. Their vision of Australia is 'ordinary' and everyday. The boundaries of 'Australia' in the Pro-Am archive are porous, allowing non-Australians to contribute material, and also including non-Australian material and this causes little sense of anxiety.

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ID Code: 53120
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Funders: ARC
Keywords: Australian Television, Popular Memory, Pro-Am, Suburbia, Television History
DOI: 10.1177/1367877911433752
ISSN: 1367-8779
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
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Copyright Owner: © The Author(s) 2012
Deposited On: 20 Dec 2012 06:18
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2014 01:31

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