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The Resource Network nations : a transnational history of British and American broadcasting, Michele Hilmes

Network nations : a transnational history of British and American broadcasting, Michele Hilmes

Label
Network nations : a transnational history of British and American broadcasting
Title
Network nations
Title remainder
a transnational history of British and American broadcasting
Statement of responsibility
Michele Hilmes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Network Nations, Michele Hilmes reveals and re-conceptualizes the roots of media globalization through a historical look at the productive transnational cultural relationship between British and American broadcasting. Though frequently painted as opposites--the British public service tradition contrasting with the American commercial system--in fact they represent two sides of the same coin. Neither could have developed without the constant presence of the other, in terms not only of industry and policy but of aesthetics, culture, and creativity, despite a long history of oppositional rhetoric. Based on primary research in British and American archives, Network Nations argues for a new transnational approach to media history, looking across the traditional national boundaries within which media is studied to encourage an awareness that media globalization has a long and fruitful history. Placing media history in the framework of theories of nationalism and national identity, Hilmes examines critical episodes of transnational interaction between the US and Britain, from radio's amateurs to the relationship between early network heads; from the development of radio features and drama to television spy shows and miniseries; as each other's largest suppliers of programming and as competitors on the world stage; and as a network of creative, business, and personal relationships that has rarely been examined, but that shapes television around the world. As the global circuits of television grow and as global regions, particularly Europe, attempt to define a common culture, the historical role played by the British/US media dialogue takes on new significance
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1953-
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Hilmes, Michele
Dewey number
384.550941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Television broadcasting
  • Television broadcasting
Label
Network nations : a transnational history of British and American broadcasting, Michele Hilmes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-348) and index
Contents
  • Nations, National Identity, and the Transnational -- Chapter Summary -- pt. 1 The Nations Imagine Radio, 1922-1938 -- 1. Chaos and Control -- The Radio Corporation of America -- Citizens and Entrepreneurs -- British Caution -- The Uses of Chaos -- 2. National Broadcasting in Britain -- Making the Nation as One Man -- A Unified National Culture -- Cultural Chaos and Change -- 3. The "American System" -- Local versus National -- Networks and Affiliates -- Debates and Change -- pt. 1 Conclusion: Towards Transnationalism -- pt. 2 Trans-Atlantic Convergence, 1938 -- 1946 -- 4. Enormous Changes at the Last Minute -- Listener Research -- Offshore Commercial Competitors -- Competition at Home: The Forces Programme -- Reaching Out: The North American Service -- 5. The Politics and Poetics of Neutrality -- Radio, Rockefeller, and Reform -- The Strange Case of WRUL -- Culture in the Public Service -- 6. In It Together: Wartime Radio -- New: News
  • The North American Service: Transatlantic Programs -- Reaching Across, and Down -- Over T/Here: The American Forces Network -- pt. 2 Conclusion: Post-War Visions -- pt. 3 Television, Trade, and Transculturation, 1946 -- 1975 -- 7. Disentangling and Differentiation, 1946 -- 1955 -- The "Blue Book" and the Revolt Against Radio -- The Beveridge Report and the American Other -- Building Transnational Exchange: "Ivory Towers Sound" and Vision -- Alistair Cooke, the Ford Foundation, and Omnibus -- 8. New Directions and Disputes, 1955 -- 1964 -- The Queen, the Chimp, and Commercial TV -- Men in Tights: Mid-Atlantic Filmed Series -- De-commercialization and a Network for Eggheads: TV Reforms, 1955 -- 1964 -- Transnational Exchange and Co-Production: 1955 -- 1964 -- 9. Transatlantic Partnerships, 1964 -- 1975 -- Sydney Newman and Transatlantic Drama -- The Transatlantic Popular -- PBS: The Great Society and the "Primarily British Service" -- Co-Productions: If you can't beat èm ... -- pt. 3 Conclusion: Going Global -- 10. Towards "Globalization" -- How we Talk about Transnational Media -- Final Points
Control code
ocn795159412
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 358 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136911194
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
9786613661340
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)795159412
Label
Network nations : a transnational history of British and American broadcasting, Michele Hilmes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-348) and index
Contents
  • Nations, National Identity, and the Transnational -- Chapter Summary -- pt. 1 The Nations Imagine Radio, 1922-1938 -- 1. Chaos and Control -- The Radio Corporation of America -- Citizens and Entrepreneurs -- British Caution -- The Uses of Chaos -- 2. National Broadcasting in Britain -- Making the Nation as One Man -- A Unified National Culture -- Cultural Chaos and Change -- 3. The "American System" -- Local versus National -- Networks and Affiliates -- Debates and Change -- pt. 1 Conclusion: Towards Transnationalism -- pt. 2 Trans-Atlantic Convergence, 1938 -- 1946 -- 4. Enormous Changes at the Last Minute -- Listener Research -- Offshore Commercial Competitors -- Competition at Home: The Forces Programme -- Reaching Out: The North American Service -- 5. The Politics and Poetics of Neutrality -- Radio, Rockefeller, and Reform -- The Strange Case of WRUL -- Culture in the Public Service -- 6. In It Together: Wartime Radio -- New: News
  • The North American Service: Transatlantic Programs -- Reaching Across, and Down -- Over T/Here: The American Forces Network -- pt. 2 Conclusion: Post-War Visions -- pt. 3 Television, Trade, and Transculturation, 1946 -- 1975 -- 7. Disentangling and Differentiation, 1946 -- 1955 -- The "Blue Book" and the Revolt Against Radio -- The Beveridge Report and the American Other -- Building Transnational Exchange: "Ivory Towers Sound" and Vision -- Alistair Cooke, the Ford Foundation, and Omnibus -- 8. New Directions and Disputes, 1955 -- 1964 -- The Queen, the Chimp, and Commercial TV -- Men in Tights: Mid-Atlantic Filmed Series -- De-commercialization and a Network for Eggheads: TV Reforms, 1955 -- 1964 -- Transnational Exchange and Co-Production: 1955 -- 1964 -- 9. Transatlantic Partnerships, 1964 -- 1975 -- Sydney Newman and Transatlantic Drama -- The Transatlantic Popular -- PBS: The Great Society and the "Primarily British Service" -- Co-Productions: If you can't beat èm ... -- pt. 3 Conclusion: Going Global -- 10. Towards "Globalization" -- How we Talk about Transnational Media -- Final Points
Control code
ocn795159412
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 358 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136911194
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
9786613661340
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)795159412

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