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Home Truths?: Video Production and Domestic LifeDavid Buckingham, Rebekah Willett, and Maria Pini 2011
The authors draw on interviews, observations, and the participants' videos themselves, seeking to paint a comprehensive picture of the role of video making in their everyday lives. While readers gain a sense of the individual characters involved in the project and the complexities and diversities of their lives, the analysis also raises a range of broader issues about the nature of learning and creativity, subjectivity and representation, and the "domestication" of technology---issues that are of interest to many in the fields of sociology and media/cultural studies.
David Buckingham is Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, and Director of the Institute's Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media.
Rebekah Willett is Lecturer at the Institute of Education, University of London, where she teaches in Media, Culture and Communication.
Maria Pini previously worked as Lecturer in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths College, London University, and is now a researcher on the Camcorder Cultures project at the Institute of Education.
Cover art: Young videomaker ©iStockphoto.com/ kaisersosa67
Technologies of the Imagination: New Media in Everyday Life
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