Type

Journal Article

Authors

Dr. Julian Kucklich
Dr. Pat Brereton
Julian Kücklich
Dr. Aphra Kerr
Aphra Kerr
Pat Brereton

Subjects

Journalism & Mass Media

Topics
sociology political economy new media digital television social ireland cultural studies experiences

New Media: New Pleasures? (2005)

Abstract The discourse surrounding new media suggests that they offer experiences and pleasures which older media do not. This paper critically explores this proposition both theoretically and empirically in a small number of households in Ireland and in relation to digital games, DVDs and digital television. It argues that we can only understand the pleasures of new media texts through an examination of user experiences and by investigating the constraints and barriers which surround new media consumption in particular social and cultural contexts. It also suggests that insights from political economy of the media might be usefully employed within cultural studies.
Collections Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Academic Unit = Faculty of Social Sciences
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Subject = Social Sciences
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Type = Article
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Academic Unit = Faculty of Social Sciences: Sociology
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Subject = Social Sciences: Sociology
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Status = Published
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Full list of authors on original publication

Dr. Julian Kucklich, Dr. Pat Brereton, Julian Kücklich, Dr. Aphra Kerr, Aphra Kerr, Pat Brereton

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Aphra Kerr
Maynooth University
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Dublin City University
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