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The BBC and national identity in Britain, 1922-53.

Author: Thomas Hajkowski
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2010.
Series: Studies in Popular Culture.
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Examining the ways in which the BBC constructed and disseminated British national identity during the second quarter of the twentieth century, this book is the first study that focuses in a comprehensive way on how the BBC, through its radio programs, tried to represent what it meant to be British. The BBC and national identity in Britain offers a revision of histories of regional broadcasting in Britain that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hajkowski, Thomas.
BBC and national identity in Britain, 1922-53.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hajkowski
ISBN: 9781847793010 1847793010 9781781702314 1781702314
OCLC Number: 818847401
Description: 1 online resource (265 pages).
Contents: Copyright; Contents; General editor's foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 "Jolly proud you are a Britisher:"empire and identity, 1923-39; 2 From the war to Westminster Abbey: the BBC and the empire,1939-53; 3 The BBC and the making of a multi-national monarchy; 4 Rethinking regionalbroadcasting in Britain, 1922-53; 5 Broadcasting a nation: the BBC and national identity in Scotland ; 6 BBC broadcasting in Wales, 1922-53; 7 This Is Northern Ireland: regional broadcasting and identity in "Ulster"; Conclusion; Select bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Studies in Popular Culture.
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