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The Routledge Companion to British Media History

Edited by: Martin Conboy , John Steel

Print publication date:  September  2014
Online publication date:  September  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415537186
eBook ISBN: 9781315756202
Adobe ISBN: 9781317629474

10.4324/9781315756202
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Book description

The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides a comprehensive exploration of how different media have evolved within social, regional and national contexts.

The 50 chapters in this volume, written by an outstanding team of internationally respected scholars, bring together current debates and issues within media history in this era of rapid change, and also provide students and researchers with an essential collection of comparable media histories.

The first two parts of the Companion comprise a series of thematic chapters reflecting broadly on historiography, providing historical context for discussions of the power of the media and their social importance, arranged in the following sections:

  • Media History Debates
  • Media and Society

The subsequent parts are made up of in-depth sections on different media formats, exploring various approaches to historicizing media futures, divided as follows:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Radio
  • Film
  • Television
  • Digital Media

The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides an essential guide to key ideas, issues, concepts and debates in the field.

Chapter 40 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at www.tandfebooks.com/openaccess. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The devaluation of history in media studies Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Media products as historical artefacts Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Doing media history Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Media studies in question Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Media archaeology Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The political economy of media Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Historicizing the media effects debate Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Citizen or consumer? Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Inscriptions and depictions of ‘race’ Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Home comforts? Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Sex and sexuality in British media Download PDF
Chapter  12:  This sporting ‘life-world’ Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Social conflict and the media Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The media and armed conflict Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Ballads and the development of the English newsbook Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Eighteenth-century newspapers and public opinion Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The nineteenth century and the emergence of a mass circulation press Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Tabloid culture Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The regulation of the press Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The provincial press in England Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Online and on death row Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The role of the literary and cultural periodical Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Specialist magazines as communities of taste Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Contexts and developments in women’s magazines Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Mapping the male in magazines Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Magazine pioneers Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Reithian legacy and contemporary public service ethos Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Pirates, popularity and the rise of the DJ Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Breaking the sound barrier Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Radio drama Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Radio sports news Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Radio’s audiences Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The British cinema Download PDF
Chapter  34:  British cinema and history Download PDF
Chapter  35:  ‘The Horror!’ Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The documentary tradition Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The censors’ tools Download PDF
Chapter  38:  The television sitcom Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Drama on the box Download PDF
Chapter  40:  The origins and practice of science on British television Download PDF
Chapter  41:  History on television Download PDF
Chapter  42:  ‘Reality TV’ Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Journalism and current affairs Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Technology’s false dawns: The past of media futures Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Change and continuity Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Personal listening pleasures Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Futures of television Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Video games and gaming Download PDF
Chapter  49:  From letters to tweeters Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Digital memories and media of the future Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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