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  • Religion by Radio

    Its Place in British Broadcasting

    By Melville Dinwiddie

    This book, first published in 1968, describes the development of religion by radio, and its influences on people both inside and outside the Church. It tells of experiment and practice, of acceptance and rejection, of inspiration and comfort in peace and war, and assesses the great contribution…

    Paperback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Radio

  • The Unseen Voice

    A Cultural Study of Early Australian Radio

    By Lesley Johnson

    Images of the golden age of wireless and family life before the age of television have widespread currency. Their dominance raises fundamental questions about the extent to which people’s memories of early radio and everyday pre-war life are shaped and mediated by these public histories. For…

    Paperback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Radio

  • Contemporary Radio Programming Strategies

    By David T. MacFarland

    This book, first published in 1990, offers an in-depth analysis of the ‘fundamental beliefs’ of radio. This refers to the common understanding of what the radio enterprise is – and should be – about: entertainment and information. A major thrust of this book is to arrive at a set of fundamental…

    Paperback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Radio

  • Who's Listening?

    The Story of BBC Audience Research

    By Robert J.E. Silvery

    This book, first published in 1974, is the story of BBC Audience Research, a behind-the-scenes activity that has always been the subject of some curiosity. It describes the early, tentative experiments, designed both to develop ways of applying the techniques of social research to broadcasting and…

    Paperback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Radio

  • Dynamics of Culture

    By J. Zvi Namenwirth, Robert Philip Weber

    This book, first published in 1987, is a landmark contribution to macrosociology that extends the tradition of Sorokin, Durkheim, Marx, Weber and other founders of the discipline in new and exciting directions. Using their innovative content analysis methodology to examine American and British…

    Paperback – 2018-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cultural Studies

  • Media Cultures

    Reappraising Transnational Media

    Edited by Michael Skovmand, Kim Christian Schrøder

    This book, first published in 1992, challenges the elitism and cultural pessimism of much Anglo-American and Continental cultural debate with regard to the role and power of transnational media practices. In a series of ten innovative essays, an international group of media researchers explores a…

    Paperback – 2018-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cultural Studies

  • Otherness and the Media

    The Ethnography of the Imagined and the Imaged

    Edited by Hamid Naficy, Teshome H. Gabriel

    This anthology on otherness and the media, first published in 1993, was prompted by the proliferation of writings centring on issues of ‘difference’, ‘diversity’, ‘multiculturalism’, ‘representation’ and ‘postcolonial’ discourses. Such issues and discourses question existing canons of criticism,…

    Paperback – 2018-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cultural Studies

  • Misunderstanding Media

    By Brian Winston

    The 1980s saw constant reports of an information revolution. This book, first published in 1986, challenges this view. It argues that the information revolution is an illusion, a rhetorical gambit, an expression of profound historical ignorance, and a movement dedicated to purveying…

    Paperback – 2018-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cultural Studies

  • America Under Construction

    Boundaries and Identities in Popular Culture

    Edited by Kristi S. Long, Matthew Nadelhaft

    A variety of theoretical approaches to the study of culture have emphasised the significance of the creation, maintenance, and the transgression of boundaries to identities – be they social, cultural, national or personal. The essays collected in this book, first published in 1997, explore the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cultural Studies

  • Myths of Oz

    Reading Australian Popular Culture

    By John Fiske, Bob Hodge, Graeme Turner

    This book, first published in 1987, sets out to examine and extend our understanding of Australian popular culture, and to counter the long-established, traditional criticism bewailing its lack. The authors argue that the 'knocker's' view started from an elitist viewpoint, yearning for Australia to…

    Paperback – 2018-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cultural Studies

  • Television

    The Medium and its Manners

    By Peter Conrad

    It dominates our lives. It is the twentieth-century medium. And yet we're all a little sheepish when it comes to television, disowning it by disavowal or by inventing subtle, innocuous disguises for it. Why is this? In this book, first published in 1982, Peter Conrad argues that our unease stems…

    Paperback – 2018-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cultural Studies

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