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The Resource Broadcasting empire : the BBC and the British world, 1922-1970, Simon J. Potter

Broadcasting empire : the BBC and the British world, 1922-1970, Simon J. Potter

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Broadcasting empire : the BBC and the British world, 1922-1970
Title
Broadcasting empire
Title remainder
the BBC and the British world, 1922-1970
Statement of responsibility
Simon J. Potter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Broadcasting was born just as the British empire reached its greatest territorial extent, and matured while that empire began to unravel. Radio and television offered contemporaries the beguiling prospect that new technologies of mass communication might compensate for British imperial decline. In Broadcasting Empire, Simon J. Potter shows how, from the 1920s, the BBC used broadcasting to unite audiences at home with the British settler diaspora in Canada, Australia, NewZealand, and South Africa. High culture, royal ceremonial, sport, and even comedy were harnessed to this end, particularly on the BBC Empire Service, the predecessor of today's World Service. Belatedly, during the 1950s, the BBC also began to consider the role of broadcasting in Africa and Asia, as a means toencourage 'development' and to combat resistance to continued colonial rule. However, during the 1960s, as decolonization entered its final, accelerated phase, the BBC staged its own imperial retreat. This is the first full-length, scholarly study to examine both the home and overseas aspects of the BBC's imperial mission. Drawing on new archival evidence, it demonstrates how the BBC's domestic and imperial roles, while seemingly distinct, in fact exerted a powerful influence over one another. Broadcasting Empire makes an important contribution to our understanding of the transnational history of broadcasting, emphasising geopolitical rivalries and tensions between British andAmerican attempts to exert influence on the world's radio and television systems
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Potter, Simon James
Dewey number
302.23440941
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Television and politics
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Television broadcasting
Label
Broadcasting empire : the BBC and the British world, 1922-1970, Simon J. Potter
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Contents; List of Abbreviations and Acronyms; Glossary; A; F; L; M; O; R; S; T; Introduction; 1. Diversity, 1922-31; 2. Discord, 1932-35; 3. Integration, 1935-39; 4. War, 1939-45; 5. Continuities, 1945-59; 6. Challenges, 1945-59; 7. Disintegration? 1960-70; Conclusions; Archival and Manuscript Sources; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Control code
ocn801976948
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unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282135260
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unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801976948
Label
Broadcasting empire : the BBC and the British world, 1922-1970, Simon J. Potter
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Contents; List of Abbreviations and Acronyms; Glossary; A; F; L; M; O; R; S; T; Introduction; 1. Diversity, 1922-31; 2. Discord, 1932-35; 3. Integration, 1935-39; 4. War, 1939-45; 5. Continuities, 1945-59; 6. Challenges, 1945-59; 7. Disintegration? 1960-70; Conclusions; Archival and Manuscript Sources; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Control code
ocn801976948
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282135260
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801976948

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