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Network nations : a transnational history of British and American broadcasting

Author: Michele Hilmes
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2012.
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In this work, Michele Hilmes reveals and re-conceptualizes the roots of media globalization through a historical look at the productive transnational cultural relationship between British and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michele Hilmes
ISBN: 9780415883856 0415883857 9780415883849 0415883849 9780203843208 0203843207 9781136911194 1136911197
OCLC Number: 795159412
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 358 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Nations, National Identity, and the Transnational --
Chapter Summary --
pt. 1 The Nations Imagine Radio, 1922-1938 --
1. Chaos and Control --
The Radio Corporation of America --
Citizens and Entrepreneurs --
British Caution --
The Uses of Chaos --
2. National Broadcasting in Britain --
Making the Nation as One Man --
A Unified National Culture --
Cultural Chaos and Change --
3. The "American System" --
Local versus National --
Networks and Affiliates --
Debates and Change --
pt. 1 Conclusion: Towards Transnationalism --
pt. 2 Trans-Atlantic Convergence, 1938 --
1946 --
4. Enormous Changes at the Last Minute --
Listener Research --
Offshore Commercial Competitors --
Competition at Home: The Forces Programme --
Reaching Out: The North American Service --
5. The Politics and Poetics of Neutrality --
Radio, Rockefeller, and Reform --
The Strange Case of WRUL --
Culture in the Public Service --
6. In It Together: Wartime Radio --
New: News. The North American Service: Transatlantic Programs --
Reaching Across, and Down --
Over T/Here: The American Forces Network --
pt. 2 Conclusion: Post-War Visions --
pt. 3 Television, Trade, and Transculturation, 1946 --
1975 --
7. Disentangling and Differentiation, 1946 --
1955 --
The "Blue Book" and the Revolt Against Radio --
The Beveridge Report and the American Other --
Building Transnational Exchange: "Ivory Towers Sound" and Vision --
Alistair Cooke, the Ford Foundation, and Omnibus --
8. New Directions and Disputes, 1955 --
1964 --
The Queen, the Chimp, and Commercial TV --
Men in Tights: Mid-Atlantic Filmed Series --
De-commercialization and a Network for Eggheads: TV Reforms, 1955 --
1964 --
Transnational Exchange and Co-Production: 1955 --
1964 --
9. Transatlantic Partnerships, 1964 --
1975 --
Sydney Newman and Transatlantic Drama --
The Transatlantic Popular --
PBS: The Great Society and the "Primarily British Service" --
Co-Productions: If you can't beat èm ... --
pt. 3 Conclusion: Going Global --
10. Towards "Globalization" --
How we Talk about Transnational Media --
Final Points.
Responsibility: Michele Hilmes.
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