Radio Reader: Essays in the Cultural History of Radio

Radio Reader: Essays in the Cultural History of Radio

by Michele Hilmes
     
 

While cultural historians and media scholars have been looking at television for decades, they have only recently turned their eyes (and ears) to radio. Studies of television rarely acknowledge that many of its forms-soap operas, situation comedies, quiz shows, sportscasts, etc.-all evolved out of the earlier medium. The essays collected here demonstrate that radio

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While cultural historians and media scholars have been looking at television for decades, they have only recently turned their eyes (and ears) to radio. Studies of television rarely acknowledge that many of its forms-soap operas, situation comedies, quiz shows, sportscasts, etc.-all evolved out of the earlier medium. The essays collected here demonstrate that radio set patterns that have effected all forms of media that have followed it, and also look at how it has survived the coming of media that supposedly made it obsolete.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415928212
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/19/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
586
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1Rethinking Radio1
Ch. 2Radio in the Great Depression: Promotional Culture, Public Service, and Propaganda21
Ch. 3Critical Reception: Public Intellectuals Decry Depression-Era Radio, Mass Culture, and Modern America41
Ch. 4"Your Voice Came in Last Night ... But I Thought it Sounded a Little Scared": Rural Radio Listening and "Talking Back" During the Progressive Era in Wisconsin, 1920-193263
Ch. 5Vox Pop: Network Radio and the Voice of the People89
Ch. 6Man of the Hour: Walter A. Maier and Religion by Radio on the Lutheran Hour113
Ch. 7"The Tendency to Deprave and Corrupt Morals": Regulation and Irregular Sexuality in Golden Age Radio Comedy135
Ch. 8Poisons, Potions, and Profits: Radio Rebels and the Origins of the Consumer Movement157
Ch. 9Scary Women and Scarred Men: Suspense, Gender Trouble, and Postwar Change, 1942-1950183
Ch. 10Radio's "Cultural Front," 1938-1948209
Ch. 11Radio and the Political Discourse of Racial Equality231
Ch. 12A Dark(ened) Figure on the Airwaves: Race, Nation, and the Green Hornet257
Ch. 13Expatriate American Radio Propagandists in the Employ of the Axis Powers277
Ch. 14Now it Can Be Told: The Influence of the United States Occupation on Japanese Radio301
Ch. 15Before the Scandals: The Radio Precedents of the Quiz Show Genre319
Ch. 16"The Case of the Radio-Active Housewife": Relocating Radio in the Age of Television343
Ch. 17Radio Redefines Itself, 1947-1962367
Ch. 18Turn on ... Tune in: The Rise and Demise of Commercial Underground Radio389
Ch. 19Lead us not into Temptation: American Public Radio in a World of Infinite Possibilities405
Ch. 20Radio by and for the Public: The Death and Resurrection of Low-Power Radio423
Ch. 21Technostruggles: Black Liberation Radio451
Ch. 22Scanning the "Stations of the Cross": Christian Right Radio in Post-Fordist Society461
Ch. 23Letting the Boys Be Boys: Talk Radio, Male Hysteria, and Political Discourse in the 1980s485
Ch. 24Radio's Digital Future: Preserving the Public Interest in the Age of New Media505
Notes on Contributors531
Index537

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