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'Porn shock for dons' (and other stories from Welsh pre-web history) / Rhys Jones

Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories

Swansea University Author: Jones, Rhys

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This chapter examines the representation of a then-new medium - the Internet - in Welsh and Welsh-language magazines and newspapers between 1990 and 1996. It is therefore an exploration of the early social imaginary of online media. It examines the challenges inherent in writing histories of the ear...

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Published in: Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories
Published: New York Routledge 2017
Online Access: https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-Global-Internet-Histories/Goggin-McLelland/p/book/9781138812161
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa22075
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Abstract: This chapter examines the representation of a then-new medium - the Internet - in Welsh and Welsh-language magazines and newspapers between 1990 and 1996. It is therefore an exploration of the early social imaginary of online media. It examines the challenges inherent in writing histories of the early internet, before outlining the methodology used in the work carried out on the internet in Wales. The key themes within the newspaper articles are then explored in some detail. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the methodological limitations of the approach used, and possible means of overcoming these.
Keywords: new media, social imaginaries, online media, Wales, Welsh
College: College of Arts and Humanities