Dr Kylie Jarrett

Media Studies

0.20 Iontas Building
(01) 7086948

Biography

I coordinate the BA Digital Media programme and teach modules related to digital media, gender and political economy.

My research area is the political economy of digital media and in particular the commercial Web. I have published extensively about various commercial platforms including eBay, Facebook and Google. With colleagues Ken Hillis and Michael Petit, I have explored  the commercial search industry, published in the book Google and the Culture of Search (Routledge, 2013). I am also author of Feminism, Labour and Digital Media: The Digital Housewife (Routledge, 2016) applying Marxist feminist theories of domestic work to understand the practice of consumer labour.

My media expertise is in user experiences of social media, the politics of the commercial Web and gender issues relating to work in digital media industries.

Research Interests

My research focus is the critical analysis of commercial digital media using various theoretical frameworks, but shaped by Marxist feminism.

Books

  Year Publication
2016 Feminism, Labour and Digital Media: The Digital Housewife.
Jarrett, Kylie (2016) Feminism, Labour and Digital Media: The Digital Housewife. New York and London: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2013 Google and the Culture of Search.
Hillis, Ken, Michael Petit and Kylie Jarrett (2013) Google and the Culture of Search. London: Routledge. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2016 'Post-cinema, Digitality, Politics'
Leyda, Julia, Rosalind Galt and Kylie Jarrett (2016) 'Post-cinema, Digitality, Politics' In: Shane Denson and Julia Leyda (eds). Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st Century Film. Falmer, UK: Reframe Books. [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Let's Express Our Friendship by Sending Each Other Funny Links instead of Actually Talking: Gifts, Commodities, and Social Reproduction in Facebook'
Jarrett, Kylie (2015) 'Let's Express Our Friendship by Sending Each Other Funny Links instead of Actually Talking: Gifts, Commodities, and Social Reproduction in Facebook' In: Ken Hillis, Susanna Paasonen and Michael Petit (eds). Networked Affect. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [Details]
2015 'Devaluing Binaries: Marxist Feminism and the Value of Consumer Labour'
Jarrett, Kylie (2015) 'Devaluing Binaries: Marxist Feminism and the Value of Consumer Labour' In: Christian Fuchs and Eran Fisher (eds). Reconsidering Value and Labour in the Digital Age. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]
2014 'A Database of Intention?'
Jarrett, Kylie (2014) 'A Database of Intention?' In: René Konig and Miriam Rasch (eds). Society of the Query Reader: Reflections on Web Search. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures. [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Through An Interface Darkly: Consumer power and agency on the commercial Web'
Jarrett, Kylie (2009) 'Through An Interface Darkly: Consumer power and agency on the commercial Web' In: The Computer Culture Reader. Cambridge University Press. [Details]
2008 'Providing Induction, Orientation and Professional Development of all Staff Involved in Transnational Teaching'
Hicks, Margaret and Kylie Jarrett (2008) 'Providing Induction, Orientation and Professional Development of all Staff Involved in Transnational Teaching' In: Michelle Wallace and Lee Dunn (eds). Teaching in Transnational Education: Enhancing learning for offshore and international students. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2006 'The Perfect Community: Disciplining the eBay user'
Jarrett, Kylie (2006) 'The Perfect Community: Disciplining the eBay user' In: Ken Hillis, Michael Petit with Nathan Scott Epley (eds). Everyday eBay: Culture, consumption and collecting online. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2004 'Battlecat Then, Battlecat Now: Temporal shifts, hyperlinking and database subjectivities'
Jarrett, Kylie (2004) 'Battlecat Then, Battlecat Now: Temporal shifts, hyperlinking and database subjectivities' In: Laura Gurak, Smiljana Antonijevic, Laurie Johnson, Clancy Ratliff and Jessia Reyman (eds). Into the Blogosphere: Rhetoric, Community and Culture of Weblogs. Minnesota, MN: University of Minnesota. [IR Link] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Queering Alienation in Digital Media'
Jarrett, Kylie (2016) 'Queering Alienation in Digital Media'. First Monday, 21 (10) [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Economies of the Internet'
Jarrett, Kylie and D. E. Wittkower (2016) 'Economies of the Internet'. First Monday, 21 (10) [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'What Would Media Studies Do? Social Media Shakespeare as a Technosocial Process'
Jarrett, Kylie and Jeneen Naji (2016) 'What Would Media Studies Do? Social Media Shakespeare as a Technosocial Process'. BORROWERS AND LENDERS: THE JOURNAL OF SHAKESPEARE AND APPROPRIATION, 10 (1) [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'The Relevance of Women's Work: Social Reproduction and Immaterial Labor in Digital Media'
Jarrett, Kylie (2014) 'The Relevance of Women's Work: Social Reproduction and Immaterial Labor in Digital Media'. Television and New Media, 15 (1):14-29 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'The Alternative to Post-Hegemony: Reproduction and Austerity's Social Factory'
Jarrett, Kylie (2014) 'The Alternative to Post-Hegemony: Reproduction and Austerity's Social Factory'. CULTURE UNBOUND: JOURNAL OF CURRENT CULTURAL RESEARCH, 6 (1) [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Interactivity is evil! A critical investigation of web 2.0'
Jarrett, Kylie (2008) 'Interactivity is evil! A critical investigation of web 2.0'. First Monday, 13 (3) [Details]
2008 'Beyond broadcast yourself (TM): The future of YouTube'
Jarrett, Kylie (2008) 'Beyond broadcast yourself (TM): The future of YouTube'. Media International Australia, 126 :132-144 [Details]
2009 'Private Talk in the Public Sphere: Podcasting talk as broadcasting talk'
Jarrett, Kylie (2009) 'Private Talk in the Public Sphere: Podcasting talk as broadcasting talk'. COMMUNICATION, POLITICS AND CULTURE, 42 (2):116-135 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Ordering Disorder: ninemsn, hypertext and databases'
Jarrett, Kylie (2005) 'Ordering Disorder: ninemsn, hypertext and databases'. M/C JOURNAL, 7 (6) [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'Labour of Love: An archaeology of affect as power in e-commerce'
Jarrett, Kylie (2003) 'Labour of Love: An archaeology of affect as power in e-commerce'. Sociology, 39 (4):335-351 [IR Link] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2017 'Le travail immatériel dans l’usine sociale: une critique féministe'
Jarrett, Kylie (2017) 'Le travail immatériel dans l’usine sociale: une critique féministe' Poli: Politique de l'image, 13 :12-25. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2007 Providing Experiential Learning through Transnational Teamwork
Wahlstrom, Kirsten, Sue Tyerman, Rebecca Witt and Kylie Jarrett (2007) Providing Experiential Learning through Transnational Teamwork Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Frontiers in Education [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2016 The Passions of Capitalism: Subjectivity in production and the production of subjectivity in contemporary capitalism.
Jarrett, Kylie (2016) The Passions of Capitalism: Subjectivity in production and the production of subjectivity in contemporary capitalism. [Keynote Address], Passions of the Social Factory: a Feminist Critique, Pavia, Italy , 21-MAR-16 - 23-MAR-16 [Details]
2016 Media Cultures Research Cluster launch.
Jarrett, Kylie (2016) Media Cultures Research Cluster launch. [Invited Oral Presentation], Don’t Get Mad, Get Even: Regendering the laboring subject, University Leicester, UK [Details]
2016 Cultural Studies & Critique Marxiste: Dialogues, Tensions, Confrontations.
Jarrett, Kylie (2016) Cultural Studies & Critique Marxiste: Dialogues, Tensions, Confrontations. [Invited Oral Presentation], Marx is Not the Only Fruit: Queering the alienation thesis, Centre Pompidou, Paris , 30-JUN-16 - 01-JUL-16 [Details]
2016 Glitch Festival.
Jarrett, Kylie (2016) Glitch Festival. [Invited Oral Presentation], Magdalen Laundries and the Digital Social Factory, RUA Red Gallery, Tallaght [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2016 Putting the Inalienable to Work: Labour and Life in Contemporary Capitalism.
Jarrett, Kylie (2016) Putting the Inalienable to Work: Labour and Life in Contemporary Capitalism. Book Review [Details]
2016 Review: Uberworked and Underpaid.
Jarrett, Kylie (2016) Review: Uberworked and Underpaid. Book Review [Details]
2010 YouTube: Online video and participatory culture.
Jarrett, Kylie (2010) YouTube: Online video and participatory culture. Book Review [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2013 Cead Mile Mugail - A Hundred Thousand Muggings.
Jarrett, Kylie (2013) Cead Mile Mugail - A Hundred Thousand Muggings. Magazine Article [IR Link] [Details]
2012 Accounts of Accountability.
Jarrett, Kylie (2012) Accounts of Accountability. Magazine Article [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2003 Windows (TM) Shopping: Deconstructing the empowered e-commerce consumer.
Jarrett, Kylie (2003) Windows (TM) Shopping: Deconstructing the empowered e-commerce consumer. University of South Australia: Thesis [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Association of Internet Researchers Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Academic Council Faculty of Arts elected representative 2013 /
Research Committee Academic Council representative 2016 /
University of Westminster Press Critical Digital and Social Media Studies Board member 2016 /

Teaching Interests

I teach primarily in the area of Digital Media, including the modules New Media Cultures, Multimedia Industries and the MA modules Digital Bodies, Digital Selves: Online Sex and Gender. I also have a background in academic staff development in Teaching and Learning. I occasionally run curriculum development seminars for interested staff.

In 2016, I will teach MD312/3 Special Topics - Digital Bodies, Digital Selves; MD160 - Introduction to Media Studies seminar; MD254 New Media Cultures; MD620 Digital Bodies, Digital Selves (MA).

I am available to supervise in all areas relating to digital media but particularly research into the political economy, labour and gendered aspects of its industries.