Assoc Professor Alan McKee

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Research Projects

Practice-led research – writing non-neo-liberalist self help. Writing a self help book as a methodology for exploring the philosophical limitations of the format.

Australian television and popular memory: new approaches to the cultural history of the media in the project of nation-building. Graeme Turner, John Hartley, Alan McKee, Sue Turnbull, Chris Healy.

How is television good for children? Preparation of application to provide empirical evidence on positive effects on children of exposure to television. Susan Grieshaber, Jeff Brand, Alan McKee.

Current Research Interests

the positive effects of exposure to pornography

differences between social science and humanities approaches to casual sex

television history (with a particular interest in the prehistory of televisual entertainment forms)

the political potential of self help books