“They’re My Two Favourites” versus “The Bigger Scheme of Things” : pro-Am historians remember Australian television
McKee, Alan & Keating, Chris (2012) “They’re My Two Favourites” versus “The Bigger Scheme of Things” : pro-Am historians remember Australian television. In Darian-Smith, Kate & Turnbull, Sue (Eds.) Remembering Television : Histories, Technologies, Memories. Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle Upon Tyne, pp. 52-73.
This chapter reports on eleven interviews with Pro-Am archivists of Australian television which aimed to find out how they decide what materials are important enough to archive. Interviewees mostly choose to collect materials in which they have a personal interest. But they are also aware of the relationship between their own favourites and wider accounts of Australian television history, and negotiate between these two positions. Most interviewees acknowledged Australian television’s links with British and American programming, but also felt that Australian television is distinctive. They argued that Australian television history is ignored in a way that isn’t true for the UK or the US. Several also argued that Australian television has had a ‘naïve’ nature that has allowed it to be more experimental.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Australian television , television history, popular collecting ,|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Alan McKee & Chris Keating|
|Deposited On:||05 Nov 2012 13:06|
|Last Modified:||12 Feb 2013 14:52|
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