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Television and simulation : Seachange as a nostalgic imaginary

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Wendy Madsen
"The television program, Seachange, appears to construct or 'simulate' Australian life within a 1950s imaginary based on simple values and life free from the complexity and pace of sophisticated urban society. As a simulation, Seachange imagines a world, with specific space/time dimensions and a particular mode of being. It constitutes a specific scene where the drama of resistance to change is continually played out. In this paper, I will examine this scene as a television simulation - as produced through a particular technology in which the past, present and future merge in a nostalgic imagining of a heterotopic world allowing for an intermingling of roles and values. This paper is based on my research in television as a cultural form, and includes concepts and theory drawn from the poststructuralist writings of Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari, and Brian Massumi.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Madsen W; Schlotzer A

Parent Title

Smashing the glass ceiling : women researchers in a regional community

Start Page

53

End Page

62

Number of Pages

10

Start Date

01/01/2001

Location

Bundaberg, Qld.

Publisher

Central Queensland University

Place of Publication

Rockhampton, Qld.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Social Science Research; Conference; Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences; Women in Research;

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

Central Queensland University. Women in Research. Conference

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