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What these texts offer us is a highly mediated account of the nature and practice of production and consumption in remote rural and island space. These digital media texts – created for the internet and digital platform world of global marketing - are designed and crafted to offer audiences and consumers a series of narratives of production and consumption that signify ideas of nature, ecology and indeed ‘wild’.
My interest here is not to suggest rather crudely that such representations are inherently ‘wrong’ - although we might all recognise examples of rather clumsy and whimsical advertising of the remote rural both past and present - but rather it is the very ‘careful’ and highly nuanced current framing of these products as exercises in ‘informed awareness’ and ‘quality’ that we find some merit in digging down a little deeper to examine what meanings and values are being attributed to island spaces, - as ecologies, as communities, and indeed as spaces of remote rural enterprise and practice in general, - by such texts.
The capacity for media capital to make good on alterity –‘otherness’ and difference - is well recognised and yet it is the often in the most marginal spaces and notions of peripheral practice that the power of capital – as profit, control and cultural form – are most normalised that is ‘naturalised’. An examination of the positioning of ‘nature’ and ecology as variously both a reification and a transformative agent in terms of the discourse of ‘islandness’ is offered here asking how and why might we contest or indeed collaborate locally, regionally and nationally with such narratives both from within these island spaces, and beyond?
|Publication status||Published - 17 Oct 2015|
|Event||EcoCultures: Glasgow's Festival for Environmental Policy, Research and Practice - Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 17 Oct 2015 → 17 Oct 2015
|Conference||EcoCultures: Glasgow's Festival for Environmental Policy, Research and Practice|
|Period||17/10/15 → 17/10/15|
- island studies
- Economic and Ecology
- Media Representation
- creative industries
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- 1 Invited talk
Enterprising Islanders. The promotion of localism, foundational economies and community wealth building.
Kathryn Burnett (Invited speaker) & Mike Danson (Invited speaker)30 Jun 2021
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
Danson, M. & Burnett, K. A., 21 Apr 2021, Scotland and Islandness: Explorations in Community, Economy and Culture . Burnett, K. A., Burnett, R. & Danson, M. (eds.). Oxford: Peter Lang, p. 189-214 25 p. (Studies in the History and Culture of Scotland; vol. 13).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Burnett, K., 18 May 2017, Relate North: Culture, Community and Communication. Jokela, T. & Coutts, G. (eds.). Rovaniemi: Lapland University Press, p. 60-83 23 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Danson, M. & Burnett, K. A., 5 Jan 2015.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Presentation › peer-review