Politics and technology : friends or enemies of the story?

Davey, Gwenda 2008, Politics and technology : friends or enemies of the story?, Oral history association of Australia journal, vol. 30, pp. 1-7.

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Title Politics and technology : friends or enemies of the story?
Author(s) Davey, Gwenda
Journal name Oral history association of Australia journal
Volume number 30
Start page 1
End page 7
Publisher Oral History Association of Australia
Place of publication Castlemaine, Vic.
Publication date 2008
ISSN 0158-7366
Summary Taking its cue from the conference at which it was presented, this article considers both old stories and new ways, and addresses the question of the impact not only of new technology but also of politics upon 'the story'. Fundamental is the question of whether politics and technology might be considered friends or enemies of the story. Drawing on her long term experiences as an interviewer, the author interrogates particular oral history projects undertaken into children's play lore and play ways, to show how children's games and play time activities have been politicised. Locating her analysis in an international context of US legislation and British and Australian research, the author examines how play itself has become the plaything of both politicians and fear. She then examines the impact of high fidelity recording equipment and the universal accessibility of material located on the internet to address the question of technology as friend of the story, ultimately concluding that the story and the question will both go on.
Language eng
Field of Research 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017363

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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