Communities of the Air: Radio Century, Radio Culture / Edition 1

Communities of the Air: Radio Century, Radio Culture / Edition 1

by Susan Merrill Squier
     
 

Affirms the importance of invention of radio and explores how radio creates sets of overlapping communities of the air, including those who study and theorize radio as a technological, social, cultural, and historical phenomenon.

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Affirms the importance of invention of radio and explores how radio creates sets of overlapping communities of the air, including those who study and theorize radio as a technological, social, cultural, and historical phenomenon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822330950
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Communities of the Air: Introducing the Radio World1
AT&T Invents Public Access Broadcasting in 1923: A Foreclosed Model for American Radio39
Compromising Technologies: Government, the Radio Hobby, and the Discourse of Catastrophe in the Twentieth Century63
A Promise Diminished: The Politics of Low-Power Radio76
Caribbean Voices on the Air: Radio, Poetry, and Nationalism in the Anglophone Caribbean93
The Forgotten Fifteen Million: Black Radio, Radicalism, and the Construction of the "Negro Market"109
Packaged Alternatives: The Incoporation and Gendering of "Alternative" Radio134
Science Literacies: The Mandate and Complicity of Popular Science on the Radio164
Not Hearing Poetry on Public Radio195
In the Radio Way: Elizabeth II, the Female Voice-Over, and the Radio's Imperial Effects217
"If the Country's Going Gracie, So Can You": Gender Representation in Gracie Allen's Radio Comedy237
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?": Gendered Address in The Lonesome Gal and The Continental251
Wireless Possibilities, Posthuman Possibilities: Brain Radio, Community Radio, Radio Lazarus275
Contributors305
Index307

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