Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Digital platforms and narrative exchange: hidden constraints, emerging agency

Clark, Wilma, Couldry, Nick ORCID: 0000-0001-8233-3287, MacDonald, Richard and Stephansen, Hilde (2015) Digital platforms and narrative exchange: hidden constraints, emerging agency. New Media & Society, 17 (6). pp. 919-938. ISSN 1461-4448

[img]
Preview
PDF - Accepted Version
Download (570kB) | Preview
Identification Number: 10.1177/1461444813518579

Abstract

It is well known that narrative exchange takes distinctive forms in the digital age. Less understood are the digitally based processes and infrastructures that support or constrain the wider exchange of narrative materials. This article reports on research in a UK sixth form college with ambitions to expand its students’ digital skills. Our approach was to identify the preconditions (sometimes, but often not, involving fully formed narrative agency) that might support sustained narrative exchange. We call these conditions collectively ‘proto-agency’, and explore them as a way of establishing what a ‘digital story circle’ (not just a digital story) might be: that is, how new digital platforms and resources contribute to the infrastructures for narrative exchange and wider empowerment in a complex institutional context. During our fieldwork, interesting insights into the tensions around social media emerged. Only by understanding such forms of proto-agency can we begin to assess

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://nms.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2013 14:14
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021 01:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/55019

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics