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Defining the discographic self : Desert Island Discs in context

Author: Julie Brown; Nicholas Cook; Stephen Cottrell
Publisher: Oxford : Published for The British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2017
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 211.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Desert Island Discs has run on BBC radio since 1942 and its archive is now accessible. This book is the first to assess the programme from a scholarly perspective. Chapters by musicologists, sociologists, and media scholars are complemented by personal spins by 'castaways', who reflect on talking publicly about the role of music in their lives.
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Genre/Form: History
Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Brown; Nicholas Cook; Stephen Cottrell
ISBN: 9780197266175 0197266177
OCLC Number: 1021037335
Description: 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword : In seach of discographic others / Philip V. Bohlman --
Introduction : Desert island discs in context / Julie Brown, Nicholas Cook, and Stephen Cottrell --
Personal spin A : Lemn Sissay (castaway, 11 October 2015) --
Desert island discs in historical perspective. The cultural baggage of the desert island / Will Straw ; From Forces' choices to Desert island discs : the BBC's promotion of personal choice in wartime / Jenny Doctor ; Desert island discomorphoses : listening formations and the material cultures of music / Kyle Devine ; Personal spin B : Derek Drescher (Desert island discs producer) ; Personal spin C : Anthony Wall (documentary film-maker) --
Cultural ideologies and the politics of sound. Adrift or ashore? Desert island discs and celebrity culture / Jo Littler ; Playlists and prizes : cultural authority, personal taste, and musical value since the 1940s / Andrew Blake ; What does it mean to be cultured? Desert island discs as an ideological archive / Simon Frith ; Personal spin D : Uta Frith (castaway, 24 Febraury 2013) ; Personal spin E : Angie Hobbs (castaway, 1 February 2015) --
Desert island discs and British identities. Desert island discs and British emotional life / David Hendy ; Punk, class, and taste in Desert island discs / Peter Webb ; Peripheral identities on Desert island discs and Beti a'i Phobol / Sarah Hill ; Personal spin F : Mary Beard (castaway, 31 January 2010) ; Personal sping G : Nick Hornby (castaway, 28 September 2003) --
Narrativising and caring for the self. Public and narrative selves in Desert island discs / Tia Denora ; Desert island dislocation : emotion, nostalgia, and the utility of music / Julie Brown ; Musicianly lives musically told : oral history, classical music, and Desert island discs / Stephen Cottrell ; Personal spin H : Debbie Wiseman (castaway, 19 October 2014) ; Personal spin I : Steven Isserlis (castaway, 2 December 2007) ; Personal spin J : Gavin Bryars (castaway, 5 April 1998) --
Afterword : Playing the discographic self / Nicholas Cook.
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 211.
Responsibility: edited by Julie Brown, Nicholas Cook, and Stephen Cottrell.

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