Radio Critics and Popular Culture: A History of British Radio Criticism

Radio Critics and Popular Culture: A History of British Radio Criticism

by Paul Rixon

Hardcover(1st ed. 2018)

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Radio still remains an important form of media, with millions listening to it daily. It has been reborn for the digital era, and is an area where there is great interest in its development, role and form. Attempting to fill the gap in research on British radio criticism, this volume explores the development and role of radio criticism in the discourse around radio in Britain from its birth in the 1920s up to present day. Using a historical approach to explore how, as radio emerged, the press provided coverage which helped shape and reflect radio’s position in popular culture, Paul Rixon delivers an interesting and engaging exploration that provides a cultural perspective on radio, with a specific focus on newspaper criticism. Radio Critics and Popular Culture is an innovative and original addition to existing research and will be invaluable for those interested in the way that British radio has evolved.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137553867
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 04/20/2018
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Paul Rixon is Reader in Radio and Television at the University of Roehampton, UK.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. Approaching the Study of Radio Critics and Radio Criticism.- 3. Radio in the Britain in the 1920s: Narratives of Spectacle and Concern.- 4. Rise of a Medium; Arrival of the Radio Critic.- 5. The Critic, Newspaper Radio Criticism and the Heyday of Radio.- 6. From the Swinging Sixties to Thatcherism: the Decline of Radio Coverage.- 7. The Digital Age: The Press, Radio, Radio Critic and the Public.

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