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Television and simulation : Seachange as a nostalgic imaginary
conference contributionposted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Wendy MadsenWendy 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.
Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)
EditorMadsen W; Schlotzer A
Parent TitleSmashing the glass ceiling : women researchers in a regional community
Number of Pages10
PublisherCentral Queensland University
Place of PublicationRockhampton, Qld.
External Author AffiliationsCentre for Social Science Research; Conference; Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences; Women in Research;