Narrating Media History

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Michael Bailey
Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 304 pages
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Based on the work of media historian, James Curran, Narrating Media History explores British media history as a series of competing narratives.

This unique and timely collection brings together leading international media history scholars, not only to identify and contrast the various interrelationships between media histories, but also to encourage dialogue between different historical, political, and theoretical perspectives including:

liberalism, feminism, populism, nationalism, libertarianism, radicalism and technological determinism.

Essays by distinguished academics cover television, radio, newspaper press and advertising (among others) and illustrate the particularities, affinities, strengths and weaknesses within media history. Each section includes a brief introduction by the editor, with discussion topics and suggestions for further reading, making this an invaluable guide for students of media history.

 

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Contents

1 Narratives of media history revisited
1
Section I The liberal narrative
22
Section II The feminist narrative
48
Section III The populist narrative
79
Section IV The libertarian narrative
108
Section V The anthropological narrative
138
Section VI The radical narrative
166
Section VII The technological determinist narrative
196
Bibliography
229
Index
257
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Michael Bailey teaches media history and cultural theory at Leeds Metropolitan University.

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