Radio in the Global Age
By (author) David Hendy
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Radio in the Global Age by David Hendy
Book DescriptionRadio in the Global Age offers a fresh, up--to--date, and wide--ranging introduction to the role of radio in contemporary society. It places radio, for the first time, in a global context, and pays special attention to the impact of the Internet, digitalization and globalization on the political--economy of radio. It also provides a new emphasis on the links between music and radio, the impact of formatting, and the broader cultural roles the medium plays in constructing identities and nurturing musical tastes. Individual chapters explore the changing structures of the radio industry, the way programmes are produced, the act of listening and the construction of audiences, the different meanings attached to programmes, and the cultural impact of radio across the globe. David Hendy portrays a medium of extraordinary contradictions: a cheap and accessible means of communication, but also one increasingly dominated by rigid formats and multinational companies; a highly a intimatea medium, but one capable of building large communities of listeners scattered across huge spaces; a force for nourishing regional identity, but also a pervasive broadcaster of globalized music products; a a stimulus to the imaginationa , but a purveyor of the banal and of the routine. Drawing on recent research from as far afield as Africa, Australasia and Latin America, as well as from the UK and US, the book aims to explore and to explain these paradoxes -- and, in the process, to offer an imaginative reworking of Marshall McLuhana s famous dictum that radio is one of the worlda s a hota media. Radio in the Global Age is an invaluable text for undergraduates and researchers in media studies, communication studies, journalism, cultural studies, and musicology. It will also be of interest to practitioners and policy--makers in the radio industry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745620695
(229mm x 155mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Prehistoric drummers used natural acoustics to recreate natural sound. In classical Europe, orators turned the human voice into a lyrical instrument. In Buddhist temples, the icons' ears were exaggerated to represent their spiritual power. This book explores the role of sound, noise and listening in 100,000 years of human history.
Public Service Broadcasting, Paperback (March 2013)
Written by a leading expert in the field, this concise text explores the development and the future of public service broadcasting. It thoroughly explains key debates in terms of wider cultural contexts and examines key issues including legislation, funding and digitalisation. This is invaluable reading for all students of media and broadcasting.
Life on Air, Paperback (September 2008)
In this first major account of Radio 4's history, Hendy explores the station's struggle to justify itself in a television age amid passionate disputes with its fiercely loyal listeners. Life on Air provides a gripping insight into the very nature of British life and culture in the last decades of the twentieth century.
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Radio in the Global Age offers a fresh, up--to--date, and wide--ranging introduction to the role of radio in contemporary society. It places radio, for the first time, in a global context, and pays special attention to the impact of the Internet, digitalization and globalization on the political--economy of radio.
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Author Biography - David Hendy
Senior Lecturer in Radio, University of Westminster
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