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Brabazon, Tara

Works: 34 works in 217 publications in 2 languages and 10,142 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tara Brabazon
The University of Google : education in the (post) information age by Tara Brabazon( Book )

32 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Looking at schools and universities, it is difficult to pinpoint when education, teaching and learning started to haemorrhage purpose, aspiration and function. Libraries and librarians have been starved of funding. Teachers cram their curricula with 'skill development' and 'generic competence' because knowledge, creativity and originality are too expensive to provide to unmotivated students and parents obsessed with league tables, not learning." "Meanwhile, the internet offers a glut of information on everything-under-the-sun, a mere mouse-click away. Bored surfers fill their cursors and minds with irrelevancies. We lose the capacity to sift, discard and judge. Information is no longer for social good, but for sale." "Tara Brabazon argues that this information fetish has been profoundly damaging to our learning institutions and to the ambitions of our students and educators. In The University of Google she projects a defiant and passionate vision of education as a pathway to renewal, where research is based on searching and students are on a journey through knowledge, rather than consumers in the shopping centre of cheap ideas." "The University of Google is based on real teaching experience and on years of engaged and sometimes exasperated reflection on it. It is far from a Luddite critique of the information age. Tara Brabazon celebrates the possibilities of digital platforms in education, but deplores the consequences of placing funding on technology and not teachers. In doing so, she opens a new debate on how to make our educational system both productive and provocative in the (post) information age."--Jacket
Digital hemlock : Internet education and the poisoning of teaching by Tara Brabazon( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and German and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University education is in crisis. Increasingly its funding is reduced and its relevancy questioned. The use of the Internet in university education and the delivery of online courses is seen as a cure-all, allowing tailored courses to be delivered to a wide student base with unprecedented immediacy and with a minimum of cost to the institution. Tara Brabazon questions these assumptions. She shows that the delivery of quality online education requires as much input and thought as conventional course delivery, and, although offered at minimal cost to the institution, it is the teachers who pay, in their own time and effort to maintain standards. She also shows that there is more to teaching and learning than can be delivered online
From revolution to revelation : generation X, popular memory, and cultural studies by Tara Brabazon( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tara Brabazon investigates Generation X and their shared popular cultural literacies, showing how an unforgettable song, an amazing nightclub or an unexpected goal in extra time can provide the building blocks of identity."--
Thinking popular culture : war, terrorism and writing by Tara Brabazon( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about war and popular culture, and war in popular culture. Tara Brabazon summons, probes, questions and reclaims popular culture, challenging the assumptions of war, whiteness, Christianity, modernity and progress that have dominated our lives since September 11." "Addressing modes of thinking, design, music and visual media, Thinking Popular Culture offers a journey through courageous, interventionist and thoughtful ideas, performers and cultures. It welcomes those who ask difficult questions of those in power. Addressing the lack of imagination and dissent that characterizes this new century, it is essential reading for any scholar of cultural studies and popular culture, media and journalism, creative writing and terrorism studies."--BOOK JACKET
The revolution will not be downloaded : dissent in the digital age by Tara Brabazon( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book attacks the often implicit and damaging assumption that 'everyone' is online and that 'everyone' is using online resources within the specified parameters of employers, government and national laws. Put another way, this book summons a critical Web Studies, asking not only who is using particular applications, but also how and why. This remedial work is required. The concept and label of 'Web 2.0' is part of a wide-ranging suite of assumptions that offer simple answers to difficult questions. The term captures a desire for online collaboration and the sharing of information, performed most visibly through blogs, podcasts and wikis. Other 'products' that capture the Web 2.0 ideology include Google Maps, Facebook, MySpace and Flickr. Within this framework, websites no long hold information but become a platform to connect applications with users. The business applications have gained the most attention - particularly content syndication - but there are also 'political' initiatives overlaying this project including open communication, the sharing of data and the deeplinking of web architecture. Web 2.0 is not only buzzword, but - pivotally for The Revolution Will Not Be Downloaded - increases the online opportunities and applications for those already online while ignoring those still excluded from Web 1. 0. This book reveals not only who is using particular online platforms, but the costs to citizenship and democracy through that social profile."--Product description
Popular music : topics, trends & trajectories by Tara Brabazon( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introductory textbook which uses short bite-sized snap shots to introduce the key debates and approaches, technologies and genres in popular music, this book explores the 'ipodification' of popular music whilst providing clear social context for the field as a whole
Playing on the periphery : sport, identity and memory by Tara Brabazon( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Playing on the Periphery is an innovative exploration along the edges of the modern sports experience. Using diverse and provocative case studies and covering a range of problems, it examines how the cultural content of sports that were once the epitome of Englishness - football, cricket and rugby - is reinterpreted by the distant cultures of a former Empire, and fragmented by the new media and economics of the modern world."--Jacket
Ladies who lunge : celebrating difficult women by Tara Brabazon( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a tough, determined, moving frank and funny review of difficult women, how they got there, how we can understand their actions, and how we can learn from them
Tracking the jack : a retracing of the Antipodes by Tara Brabazon( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital dieting : from information obesity to Intellectual fitness by Tara Brabazon( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Without the skills of media and information literacy, students and citizens wade through low quality online information that fills their day yet does not enable intellectual challenge, imagination and questioning. Digital Dieting: From information obesity to intellectual fitness probes the social, political and academic difficulties in managing large quantities of low quality information. But this book does not diagnose a crisis. Instead, Digital Dieting provides strategies to develop intellectual fitness that sorts the important from the irrelevant and the remarkable from the banal." --Publisher description
Digital dialogues and community 2.0 : after avatars, trolls and puppets by Tara Brabazon( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Digital Dialogue and Community 2.0: After avatars, trolls and puppets explores the communities that use digital platforms, portals, and applications from daily life to build relationships beyond geographical locality and family links. The book provides detailed analyses of how technology realigns the boundaries between connection, consciousness and community. This book reveals that alongside every engaged, nurturing and supportive group are those who are excluded, marginalised, ridiculed, or forgotten. It explores the argument that community is not an inevitable result of communication. Following an introduction from the Editor, the book is then divided into four sections exploring communities and resistance, structures of sharing, professional communication and fandom and consumption. Digital Dialogues and Community 2.0 combines ethnographic methods and professional expertise to open new spaces for thinking about language, identity, and social connections."--Publisher's website
Liverpool of the South Seas : Perth and its popular music( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perth is the most isolated capital city in the world. What happens to popular music in such a city during a time of globalization and sanitised sameness? The authors of this collection provide a snapshot of this cultural moment
Enabling university : impairment, (dis)ability and social justice in higher education by Tara Brabazon( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work takes the most recent, interdisciplinary research and demonstrates how to make higher education institutions open, accessible and socially just for staff and students with disabilities. Combining the scholarly fields of media platform management, information literacy, internet studies, mobility studies and disability studies, this book offers a guide and method to consider how students and staff with differing needs move through university processes, spaces and interfaces. It captures the challenges and potentials of both the online and offline university. The key concept of the book is universal design. This term and theory is used to move beyond the medical and social model of disability that disconnect and separate the issues of disability and impairment from core societal concerns. This book confirms that most of us will be touched by impairment through our lives. When matched with the necessity to retrain and gain new skills for a post-recession future, there must be a renewed commitment to not only the widening participation agenda of higher education, but also the enabling of universities for men and women with impairments."--Publisher's website
City imaging : regeneration, renewal and decay by Tara Brabazon( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the paradoxes, challenges, potential and problems of urban living. It understands cities as they are, rather than as they may be marketed or branded. All cities have much in common, yet the differences are important. They form the basis of both imaginative policy development and productive experiences of urban life. The phrase 'city imaging' is often used in public discourse, but rarely defined. It refers to the ways that particular cities are branded and marketed. It is based on the assumption that urban representations can be transformed to develop tourism and attract businesses and in-demand workers to one city in preference to another. However, such a strategy is imprecise. History, subjectivity, bias and prejudice are difficult to temper to the needs of either economic development or social justice
Unique urbanity? : rethinking third tier cities, degeneration, regeneration and mobility by Tara Brabazon( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book investigates small cities - cities and towns that are not well known or internationally branded, but are facing structural economic and social issues after the Global Financial Crisis. They need to invent, develop and manage new reasons for their existence. The strengths and opportunities are often underplayed when compared to larger cities. These small cities do not have the profile of New York, London, Tokyo or Cairo, or second-tier cities like San Francisco, Manchester, Osaka or Alexandria. This book traces the current state of the creative industries literature after the GFC, but
Play : a theory of learning and change by Tara Brabazon( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the question of why ℓ́ℓplayℓ́ℓ is a happy and benevolent verb in childhood, yet a subjective label of behaviour in adulthood. It studies the transformation of the positively labelled term ℓ́ℓchildℓ́ℓs playℓ́ℓ, used to refer to our early years, into an aberrance or deviation from normal social relationships in later life, when we speak of playing up or playing around. It answers the question by proposing play as a theory of learning, an ideology that circumscribes behaviour, and a way of thinking. Written by scholars of early childhood through to further and higher education, the book presents research on play enacted in a way that arches beyond the specificity of age groups or predictive, normative patterns. It is international in its focus, moving beyond insular, inward and parochial educational standards and limitations in one city, province, state or nation. Finally, it demonstrates the value of play to educational policy and theories of learning.℗ℓ
Digital wine : how QR codes facilitate new markets for small wine industries by Tara Brabazon( Book )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the way in which QR codes (Quick Response codes) can help the wine industry facilitate distribution and more effectively market and sell their product. It examines the interventions, invention and opportunities brought about by QR codes for the wine industry. It also investigates how QR codes can help enable regional development as well as information and knowledge about winemakers and regions. The book begins with an introduction to QR codes. It explains how to use them as well as shows how QR codes combine analogue and online promotion and information dissemination. Next,
Digital dieting : from information obesity to digital fitness by Tara Brabazon( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From revolution to revelation : a reconfiguring of youth culture in Thatcher's Britain by Tara Brabazon( )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian popular culture and media studies by Tara Brabazon( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The University of Google : education in the (post) information age
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Digital hemlock : Internet education and the poisoning of teachingFrom revolution to revelation : generation X, popular memory, and cultural studiesThinking popular culture : war, terrorism and writingThe revolution will not be downloaded : dissent in the digital agePlaying on the periphery : sport, identity and memoryLadies who lunge : celebrating difficult womenTracking the jack : a retracing of the AntipodesLiverpool of the South Seas : Perth and its popular music