Sharing Foxtel: The kids are back around the hearth again
M/C - Media and Culture
Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
School of Communications and Multimedia / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications
The kids in our house are making a public comeback. They are surfacing from the private recesses of the house out into the more communal space of the family lounge room. After years of being holed-up in their bedrooms they are back – thanks to pay TV. Foxtel has presented them with a smorgasbord of programs, tempting enough to entice even the most die-hard gamer or teenage recluse out of the bedroom and into the throes of lounge room politics. In some ways, our newly populated lounge room is reminiscent of David Morley’s Family Television with television viewing “situated firmly within the politics of the living room”(19).
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