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Media generations: Objective and Subjective Media Landscapes and Nostalgia among Generations of Media Users
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0216-8862
2014 (English)In: Participations, ISSN 1749-8716, Vol. 11, no 2, 108-131 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses from an inter-cultural and inter-generational perspective the relationship between ‘objective’ media landscapes and how they are subjectively perceived among four different media generations. Based on a focus group study with media users in Sweden and Estonia of two tentative generations, the relationship between the ‘objective’ and ‘subjective’ media landscapes is analysed, as is how the landscapes produce nostalgia at the intersection of age, generation, life course and life situation. Based on the differences found in the cross-cultural and the cross-generational comparison, it is concluded that in relation to the formative years of the respondents, there are two different kinds of nostalgia produced: one individually based, focussing on childhood memories; and one social or collective, focussing on the formative years of the respondents.

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2014. Vol. 11, no 2, 108-131 p.
Keyword [en]
generation, media generations, media use, nostalgia, media landscapes, age, life course, life situation
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory; Baltic and East European studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25290Local ID: 1290/42/209OAI: diva2:766067
Audiences in the Age of Media Convergence
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1290/42/209
Available from: 2014-11-25 Created: 2014-11-25 Last updated: 2016-09-22Bibliographically approved

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