Gerard Goggin

Gerard Goggin
The University of Sydney · Department of Media and Communication

About

101
Publications
11,365
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
2,257
Citations
Citations since 2016
18 Research Items
1337 Citations
2016201720182019202020212022050100150200
2016201720182019202020212022050100150200
2016201720182019202020212022050100150200
2016201720182019202020212022050100150200

Publications

Publications (101)
Chapter
This chapter makes a two-fold argument concerning disability and digital inclusion. Firstly, it builds upon and extends existing research and conceptualizations of disability and digital inclusion, now recognized as an area that merits sustained attention by policymakers and practitioners. Secondly, it suggests that disability in its diversity and...
Article
Disability is a long-standing area of digital inclusion finally emerging out of the shadows. In this article, we argue that a critical understanding of digital media from the perspectives of disability and intersectionality will offer generative insights for framing the terms and agenda of digital inclusion in the next decade. With a focus on the a...
Chapter
People with disabilities are an important, yet still a largely neglected, group in reporting, representation, and communication of health-related matters. The COVID-19 pandemic offers important lessons for our understanding of how communication was conceived and undertaken for and by disability communities. Drawing on disability media studies appro...
Article
Full-text available
Children with disabilities have been an overlooked group in the debates on privacy and data management, and the emergence of discourses on responsibilization. In this article, we offer a preliminary overview, conceptualization, and reflection on children with disabilities, their experiences and perspectives in relation to privacy and data when it c...
Article
In this article we offer an analysis of a deeply problematic and troubling dual aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic: how disability is being understood within normative accounts of health and medicine to frame, interpret, and respond to its spread and implications; what are the terms of inclusion and exclusion in altered social life in the COVID crisis...
Article
Disability is an increasingly dominant aspect of television representation, audiences, industries and policy internationally and offers many insights into issues of exclusion and inclusion. In this article, we reflect upon disability and the histories of Australian television through a case study of a much loved and long-running soap – Home and Awa...
Article
Disability is gaining visibility as an important topic in digital inclusion and inequality. More than this, disability is being placed at the centre of contemporary discourses of digital inclusion and rights, especially in relation to pressing social challenges from AI, data, automation, and the next wave of Internet and mobile technologies. In thi...
Book
Disability Rights and Law Reform in Australia is a special issue (Volume 35 No 2) of the journal Law in Context. This special issue provides a timely forum for critical analysis and reflection on the impact on Australian law of advancements in international human rights law related to disability in the decade since the United Nations Convention on...
Chapter
Drawing on disability studies, media studies, and the sociology of sport, Katie Ellis and Gerard Goggin argue that the case of runner Oscar Pistorius's killing of Reeva Steenkamp reveals the range, depth, and complexity of the cultural meanings of disability in contemporary society. Examining press accounts, legal arguments, and popular responses t...
Chapter
Media is key to how disability feeds into, and reshapes, contemporary masculinities. In this chapter, I explore one especially rich source of experimentations in disability and masculinities, the television talk show, The Last Leg. Compered by comedian Adam Hills, along with counterparts Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker, The Last Leg has proved a p...
Article
This paper revisits the longstanding debate about journalism, academic scholarship, and their connections with the powerful forces of surveillance that shape the lives of contemporary democracies. Drawing critically on the practical findings of Edward Snowden and others, we offer an analysis of the “Five Eyes” intelligence collection and sharing ar...
Article
This paper explores the intersection between disability and mobilities, as a rich potential future area for mobilities research, social justice and futures. Disability has much more to tell us about mobilities, especially the relationships among different kinds of mobilities as they are woven into key aspects of contemporary societies. One strategi...
Article
Full-text available
In commemorating Stuart Hall, I wish to pay particular attention to the importance of his work for understanding one of the great topics of contemporary culture— media.There is a long discussion to be had of Stuart Hall’s making and use of media, in various forms, from his early days of political activism, to television and film productions, videos...
Article
Full-text available
This paper argues that disability activism and politics can be seen as paradigmatic for the wider debates on the philosophies, forms, and formats embedded in technologies. Firstly, the paper discusses disability activism movements that use digital technology to intervene into digital technology, especially in the social media area. In both cases, a...
Article
This paper reviews and analyses the topic of disability, communication rights, digital technology, and policy. In particular, it focusses on the new ways that the human right to communicate has been articulated via international law and policy – especially at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS 2003–2005 and WSIS +10 in 2015) as well...
Article
This article discusses participatory media from a critical disability perspective. It discusses the relative absence of explicit discussion and research on disability in the literatures on community, citizen and alternative media. By contrast, disability has emerged as an important element of participatory cultures and digital technologies. To expl...
Article
This paper marks the contribution of Graeme Turner, an important figure in television studies. It argues that over three decades, Turner’s work makes various significant contributions to our understanding of television as a broader facet of culture. He does so, through three key collaborative books—Australian Television (1989), The Australian TV Bo...
Article
This article introduces the special issue of Cultural Studies commemorating and evaluating the contribution of Graeme Turner to the field. This article provides a brief introduction to Turner, his key ideas and what resources they offer for cultural studies today and into the future. In particular, we suggest that Turner’s work and legacies needs a...
Article
While mobile media, such as low-cost mobiles, smartphones, tablets, and mobile Internet, are being taken up widely around the globe, we have little understanding about their implications for media geographies. In this paper, we take up the question of mobile media geographies via a case study of the 2012 Mexican election – and the student movement...
Article
At the end of its first decade, Facebook’s identity, popularity and characteristics are shaped in important ways by its becoming a form of mobile media. This article seeks to explore and understand Facebook as the important force in mobile media and communication it now is. It draws upon and combines perspectives from technology production, design...
Article
Full-text available
This article introduces and provides the context for the themed section on mobile communication in Asia. It suggests that much work remains to be done in adequately grasping the new mobile, mediated face of communication in the very diverse Asian region. It also suggests that such a new direction in research needs to go hand in hand with rethinking...
Article
Location, locality, and localism have long been important characteristics of news, but their functions have been given a dramatic twist with the advent of locative, mobile media. The capabilities of mobile media devices to determine, sense, incorporate, and conjure with the relative locations of reporting and audiences have emerged as key to altern...
Article
In this paper, we provide a history, analysis, and theorization of the emergence of mobile social gambling—a new form of media and cultural practice that fuses “social gambling” and “social gaming,” with the affordances of mobile platforms and social networking sites. Through the use of apps in mobile devices, the consumption of risk is experiencin...
Article
The category of youth has been a strategically important focus in the development of mobile communication and media research. This paper reviews the themes and findings of the first phase of youth and mobile phone research, followed by a phase of new work just underway on youth and mobile media and mobile internet. It argues for the importance of a...
Article
Full-text available
This paper looks at the tandem technologies of cars and the Internet, and the new ways that they are assembling the social with the mobile Internet. My argument is two-fold: firstly, the advent of mobile Internet in cars brings together new, widely divergent trajectories of Internet; secondly, such developments have social implications that vary wi...
Article
This paper explores the rise of Google's Android phone – a fascinating case study in a crucial yet under-theorized terrain of mobile media that illuminates the politics of software, operating systems, and their attachments to handsets and networks. While Android is a notable attempt to create an open source platform, I argue that in key respects it...
Article
Mobile media is an important facet of the new domestic, globalized and transnational spaces in which Australasian film and television now shape, circulate and are consumed. Mobile phones have been described as especially intimate, personal, and portable media devices, and also talked about as the ‘fourth screen’ (after cinema, television and comput...
Article
Providing the first comprehensive, accessible, and international introduction to cell phone culture and theory, this book is and clear and sophisticated overview of mobile telecommunications, putting the technology in historical and technical context.
Article
While the broadband Internet may extend Australians' access to information, in this paper we argue that news diversity regulation matters more than ever in the emerging online media environment, where news applications are proliferating. Online news industry trends and research on source, exposure and content diversity indicate that media concentra...
Article
Smartphones are a central element of mobile ubiquity, with mobile applications (‘apps’) becoming especially important. This article discusses the concept of iPhone apps, and other apps, as cultural platforms. Apps are highly significant for emerging cultures of mobile ubiquity, yet these platforms are constituted and controlled by major transnation...
Chapter
Mobile Phone CultureMobile Media AudiencesAudiences with Mobile Computers: iPhones, Smartphones, and AppsLocating the AudienceMobile Gaming and Locative MediaConclusion: Theorizing Mobile AudiencesReferences
Article
The article focuses on scholars with disabilities reimagining communication. The trans disciplinary department of Communication, Cultural, and Media Studies in an Australasian university lies within a university that routinely asks what members of the university community need for functioning, and provides the communication facilitation, attendant...
Article
With billions of users worldwide, the cell phone is not only a successful communications technology; it is also key to the future of media. Global Mobile Media offers an overview of the complex topic of mobile media, looking at the emerging industry structures, new media economies, mobile media cultures and network politics of cell phones as they m...
Article
In 2007 the film-maker Michael Noonan embarked on a project initially entitled ‘Laughing at the Disabled’ (a title then changed to ‘Laughing with the Disabled’), a collaboration between himself and three people with intellectual disabilities. A doctoral candidate in the Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Noonan's film...
Article
For Christopher Newell (1964–2008)The turn to listening in cultural studies, as a corrective to emphasis on voice and speaking, needs to engage with the varieties of listening to be found in the socio-political space of disability. While there are many different kinds of listening practices and concepts to be discerned in disability, these are yet...
Article
In this paper, I consider the problematic of assembling culture from the standpoint of media. Specifically I take the example of mobile media – emergent digital networked technologies that centre on cellular mobile networks, but also intersect with other technologies such as the Internet and portable music and video devices. My particular interest...
Chapter
At present, the popular perception of mobile telephones in the UK, including the education sector, is generally negative: they are perceived as a nuisance and distraction (Stone, 2002, p. 262). The image of schoolchildren staring out of the classroom window, minds preoccupied with daydreams, could be supplanted by one of students staring forward —...
Article
In this paper, I look at the Apple iPhone as a fascinating instance of adaptation, especially as it relates to digital cultures. A theme in the rise of the mobile, or cell, phone has been how it underscores the active role that people play in the orchestration and use of culture. The gambit of the iPhone is that the mobile phone itself will be deci...
Article
Vulnerability is a topic of considerable and long‑standing importance for understanding media and its place in contemporary culture, social arrangements, and everyday life. Disability and those living with disability are often called to mind in discussions of media and vulnerability. In this paper, I sketch a critique of such dominant concepts of v...
Article
The untimely passing of Reverend Canon Dr Christopher Newell, AM, came as a shock to many in the bioethics world. As well as an obituary, this article notes a number of important themes in his work, and provides a select bibliography. Christopher's major contribution to this field is that he was one of a handful of scholars who made disability not...
Article
Purpose – This paper aims to look at a key trend shaking up universal service policy around the world – the emergence of mobile and wireless technologies as a central feature of telecommunications and convergent media. Design/methodology/approach – The paper reviews the development of mobiles, and how they fit into the evolution of approaches to un...
Article
In this paper, I approach the question of mobiles in Asian countries by considering the case of Australia. I do so by way of a preliminary inquiry that seeks to explore the intersection between the emergence of mobiles in Australia with transformations in that country's sense of its relationship with Asia. First I discuss the history of the mobile...
Article
This chapter looks at how text messaging has been used to bridge existting mass media such as television and new mobile media. New programme TV formats and genres have been developed to take advantage of the new commercial opportunities of convergence, including 'participation TV' which is considered in detail here. The chapter also provides an acc...
Article
This paper considers a neglected but crucial aspect of the new business of mobile interactivity: the premium rate data services industry. We provide an international anatomy of this industry model, and the ways in which it has been used to capitalize upon the surprising success of short message service (SMS) to provide a basis for the development o...
Article
The use of SMS as a feedback channel or return path (that is, a new communication channel) in broadcasting is increasingly commonplace. But, what is the real significance of these SMS-mediated television events? Is this massive shift in the new digital mobile messaging landscape a lifeline for broadcast television, now struggling with its advertisi...
Article
Full-text available
The pages of The Information Society have hosted and incubated a number of fine critical studies and discussions of inclusion and accessibility, not least on topics such as universal service, digital divide, community networking, development, and access to information, Internet, and telecommunications. In one sense, then, this special issue foregro...
Article
The paradox of disability and inclusive information technology is considered. If we are now possessed of greater knowledge about disability and design, why is accessible and inclusive technology so difficult to bring about? Is it because inclusive technology is not profitable, and so unattractive for businesses and unsustainable as an industry? Or...
Article
Drawing upon the insights of disability studies in terms of the present situation of people with disability we propose an imagining of disability as an integral and positive part of an Australasian university. This offers a challenge not just to the academy but also to future studies, in conceptualising disability in accordance with a human rights...
Article
Something of a design after-thought, mobile phone SMS (Short-Message Services) have been enthusiastically adopted by consumers worldwide, who have created a new text culture. SMS is now being deployed to provide a range of services and transactions, as well as playing a critical role in offering an interactive path for television broadcasting. In t...
Article
This article considers questions of technological change, innovation, and communication from a disability perspective. Using a critical social perspective on disability, we offer an Australian case study to analyse disability in national telecommunications policy. In doing so, we critique the systemic lack of incorporation of disability in national...
Article
When we think of disability today in the Western world, Christopher Reeve most likely comes to mind. A film star who captured people’s imagination as Superman, Reeve was already a celebrity before he took the fall that would lead to his new position in the fame game: the role of super-crip. As a person with acquired quadriplegia, Christopher Reeve...
Article
The social and consumer issues that need to be adequately addressed by the communication technology market or the current policy and regulatory regimes are discussed. The increasing bundling of services associated with convergence and the business practices related to this, which is raising significant issues of consumer protection is also discusse...
Article
Universal design is fundamentally important in fostering not just access but participation in the goods of life. In this chapter we explore an Australian model for including people with disabilities in processes of planning and evaluation which goes beyond inclusion to participation as experts in industry processes. This evaluated model of particip...
Article
In this article, the 2002 Australian debate regarding embryonic stem cells is examined. This shows the importance of an analysis of the media to understanding how disability is constructed in discourses of nationhood and biotechnology. Media representation of disability-for instance, signifying disability as catastrophe-is seen as crucial in securi...
Article
In this article I review 20 years of writing on communication policy in Prometheus. I examine the contribution Prometheus has made to three areas of knowledge about communication policy: communication itself, its histories, and broad notions of communication policy; telecommunications; and new communication technology. I suggest that it is in the l...
Article
Much of the present debate about content on the internet revolves around how to control the distribution of different sorts of harmful or undesirable material. Yet there are considerable issues about whether sufficient sorts of desired cultural content will be available, such as ‘national’, ‘Australian’ content. In traditional broadcasting, regulat...
Article
While clearly not intended to do so, the Paralympics and the notion of disability associated with them provides significant opportunity for ethical reflection on how far society has not come regarding disability. Yet, this opportunity to explore disability has rarely been taken up. Instead, the overwhelming representation of people with disability...
Article
Telecommunications reform in Australia, and in particular the introduction of competition, is often claimed to have delivered benefits to consumers. From the perspective of people with disability, this competition so far can been seen as crippling rather than enabling. There have been some gains for telecommunications for people with disabilities o...
Article
This article argues that an enlightened, inclusive vision of universal service is possible by learning lessons from disability. Telecommunications policy has historically built in norms that needlessly exclude people who are regarded as having a disability and therefore being outside of the mainstream. Accordingly, universal service policies focus...
Article
Tho structure and consultation arrangements of the Telstra Consumer Consultative Council (TCCC) is detailed, with reference to its historical roots, and the challenges provided by recent structural change in the Corporation. The rise of Telstra Country Wide has seen the abolition of State/Territory councils of the TCCC, but the national TCCC remain...
Article
It is important for residential consumers to have the economic, institutional and conceptual space and independence to conduct their own sustained reflection and research regarding converging communications technologies. This independence is likely to lead to different constructions of knowledge and discourse, and to suggest a different set of cult...
Article
On the 14th of September, 1989, a group of people gathered to celebrate and create a new concept and technology. It was the 10th anniversary of the blockade of Terania Creek (see Russell Kelly's chapter), the rainforest wilderness area near The Channon, 25 minutes north of Lismore. They climbed the path to Protestors Falls, then repaired to the car...
Article
The article analyzes the representation of disability in Australian national cinema. Disability has been an enduring topic in Australian films and it has got occasional mentions in film and cultural criticism. An important pioneering treatment in this field is film critic Elizabeth Ferrier's examination of the trope of creative disabilities. Ferrie...

Network

Cited By