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Paving the Empire Road : BBC television and black Britons.

Author: Darrell Mottley Newton
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2011.
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Beginning in the 1930s and moving into the post millennium, Newton provides a historical analysis of policies invoked, and practices undertaken as the Service attempted to assist white Britons in understanding the impact of African-Caribbeans, and their assimilation into constructs of Britishness. Management soon approved talks and scientific studies as a means of examining racial tensions, as ITV challenged the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mottley Newton, Darrell.
Paving the Empire Road : BBC television and black Britons.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Darrell Mottley Newton
ISBN: 9781847794604 1847794602
OCLC Number: 818847514
Description: 1 online resource (289 pages)
Contents: Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Radio, race, and the Television Service; 2. Television programming and social impact; 3. Voices of contention and BBC programming; 4. A Black eye; 5. Contemporary voices from within; Appendix; Selected bibliography; Index.

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The book explores how BBC management attempted to address race relations for the benefit of white Britons and African Caribbeans as their presence in England increased beyond the post-war years.  Read more...

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'Newton's substantial scholarship deserves a wide audience. Paving the Empire Road ends provocatively, citing an unspecified report on the challenges the BBC faces regarding "a positive acceptance Read more...

 
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