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Internet Killed the Video Store: Video Stores, Cultural Memory, Nostalgia and Fandom

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Williams, K, Internet Killed the Video Store: Video Stores, Cultural Memory, Nostalgia and Fandom, Everybody Hurts: Transitions, Endings, and Resurrections in Fan Culture, University of Iowa Press, R Williams (ed), United States, pp. 195-207. ISBN 9781609385637 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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Abstract

When Blockbuster Video announced the widespread closure of its U.S. stores in late 2013, the announcement was met with little surprise. Video stores had been in decline for the last decade, and the closure of a local store had become a familiar experience for many. This announcement from a multinational chain, however, seemed to signal the death of video stores entirely; if the biggest chain of them all seemed to think there was no future in video, how would any of them survive?

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:screen studies, fandom, video stores, nostalgia, digital media
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural Studies
Research Field:Screen and Media Culture
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:The Media
UTAS Author:Williams, K (Dr Kathleen Williams)
ID Code:125488
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2018-04-19
Last Modified:2018-12-03
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