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From a Jukebox Photograph to a Music Video: Media Technologies and the Popular Culture Heritage of a British Pleasure Pier

Brydon, Lavinia (2016) From a Jukebox Photograph to a Music Video: Media Technologies and the Popular Culture Heritage of a British Pleasure Pier. In: NECS Annual Conference, 28-30 July 2016, Potsdam, Germany. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper reflects upon the research findings of a project exploring the popular culture heritage of Britain’s pleasure piers. Taking the Grade I listed Clevedon Pier (Somerset, England) as a case study, it examines how media technologies (both old and new) have captured, represented and contributed to the pier’s cultural activities across the years. This includes consideration of archive photographs of the pier’s Nissen hut, complete with jukebox, as well a Vevo-hosted music video for successful boy band One Direction. Drawing on qualitative data gathered from interviews with community members, this paper also considers how the materials produced by these technologies work as aide-mémoires, both prompting and shaping personal recollections. Finally, it considers how the promotion and management of these materials in on and off-line spaces serve to connect the various strands of the pier’s popular culture heritage, further develop community engagement with the pier, and potentially attract new visitors.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Projects: Projects 26039 not found.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Film
Depositing User: Lavinia Brydon
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 10:26 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:42 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/56814 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Brydon, Lavinia: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3891-0398
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