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A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting


A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting


Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies 1. Aufl.

von: Aniko Bodroghkozy

165,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 23.07.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9781118646281
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 512

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Presented in a single volume, this engaging review reflects on the scholarship and the historical development of American broadcasting A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting comprehensively evaluates the vibrant history of American radio and television and reveals broadcasting’s influence on American history in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. With contributions from leading scholars on the topic, this wide-ranging anthology explores the impact of broadcasting on American culture, politics, and society from an historical perspective as well as the effect on our economic and social structures. The text’s original and accessibly-written essays offer explorations on a wealth of topics including the production of broadcast media, the evolution of various television and radio genres, the development of the broadcast ratings system, the rise of Spanish language broadcasting in the United States, broadcast activism, African Americans and broadcasting, 1950’s television, and much more. This essential resource: Presents a scholarly overview of the history of radio and television broadcasting and its influence on contemporary American history Contains original essays from leading academics in the field Examines the role of radio in the television era Discusses the evolution of regulations in radio and television Offers insight into the cultural influence of radio and television Analyzes canonical texts that helped shape the field Written for students and scholars of media studies and twentieth-century history, A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting is an essential and field-defining guide to the history and historiography of American broadcasting and its many cultural, societal, and political impacts.
Notes on Contributors ix Introduction 1Aniko Bodroghkozy Part I American Broadcasting in Historical Overview 25 1 Before the Broadcast Era: 1900–1910s 27Susan J. Douglas 2 The Broadcast Radio Era: 1920s–1940s 47Michele Hilmes 3 Television Before the Classic Network Era: 1930s–1950s 71Michael Kackman 4 The Classic Network Era in Television: 1950s–1970s 93Victoria E. Johnson 5 The Multi9;]Channel Transition Period: 1980s–1990s 111Bambi Haggins and Julia Himberg 6 Radio in the Television Era: 1950s–2000s 135Alexander Russo 7 The Post9;]Network Era: 2000s–Present 153Amanda D. Lotz Part II American Broadcasting in Historical Focus 169 Industry/Production 8 A History of Broadcast Regulations: Principles and Perspectives 171Jennifer Holt 9 Reviving the Technical in Television History 193Susan Murray 10 Public Broadcasting 211Josh Shepperd 11 Latino Broadcasting in the United States 237Hector Amaya 12 Radio, Television, and the Military 257Stacy Takacs Part II American Broadcasting in Historical Focus 279 Programming/Genre 13 Radio Sitcoms: History and Preservation 281Laura LaPlaca 14 The Rise and Fall of the Soap Opera 301Elana Levine 15 Television Music 321Norma Coates Part II American Broadcasting in Historical Focus 347 Audiences/Reception 16 A History of the Commodity Audience 349Eileen R. Meehan 17 Broadcast Activism 371Allison Perlman 18 African Americans and Broadcasting 389Robin R. Means Coleman 19 A History of Fandom in Broadcasting 413Allison McCracken Part III Doing American Broadcasting History: Reflections on Key Texts 443 20 Erik Barnouw’s Trilogy on the History of US Broadcasting 445Gary R. Edgerton 21 Susan J. Douglas’ Inventing American Broadcasting 455Shawn VanCour 22 Lynn Spigel’s Make Room for TV 465Aniko Bodroghkozy 23 William Boddy’s Fifties Television 475Mark J. Williams Index 485
Aniko Bodroghkozy is a media historian and Professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. She is author of several books – Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement and Groove Tube: Sixties Television and the Youth Rebellion. Her areas of expertise include television in the 1960s and social change movements and their media coverage. She is currently completing a book on television news coverage of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Presented in a single volume, this engaging review reflects on the scholarship and historical development of American broadcasting A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting comprehensively evaluates the vibrant history of American radio and television and reveals broadcasting's influence on American history in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. With contributions from leading scholars on the topic, this wide-ranging anthology explores the impact of broadcasting on American culture, politics, and society from an historical perspective as well as the effect on our economic and social structures. The text's original and accessibly written essays offer explorations on a wealth of topics including the production of broadcast media, the evolution of various television and radio genres, the development of the broadcast ratings system, the rise of Spanish-language broadcasting in the United States, broadcast activism, African Americans and broadcasting, 1950s' television, and much more. This essential resource: Presents a scholarly overview of the history of radio and television broadcasting and its influence on contemporary American history Contains original essays from leading academics in the field Examines the role of radio in the television era Discusses the evolution of regulations in radio and television Offers insight into the cultural influence of radio and television Analyzes canonical texts that helped shape the field Written for students and scholars of media studies and twentieth-century history, A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting is an essential and field-defining guide to the history and historiography of American broadcasting and its many cultural, societal, and political impacts.

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