Commodifying Austen: the Janeite culture of the Internet and commercialization through product and television series spinoffs in Short takes on Austen: summarizing the controversy between literary purists and film enthusiasts
Film and television adaptations of Jane Austen's novels are not new; neither is the Internet any longer the novelty that it was in the early 1990s. The Internet in particular has shifted its weight from being primarily a medium of communication to being an exponentially expanding networked archive of data. It's the global superstore of the information age, but as governments, moral lobbyists, and commercial entrepreneurs are discovering, the Internet is wholly dependent on use, and apparently independent of the normal rules of cultural, industrial, and economic production.
ANZSRC / FoR Code
1902 FILM, TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA