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Author Hajkowski, Thomas.

Title The BBC and national identity in Britain, 1922-53
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (265 pages)
Series Studies in Popular Culture
Studies in Popular Culture
Contents Copyright; Contents; General editor's foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 "Jolly proud you are a Britisher:"empire and identity, 1923-39; 2 From the war to Westminster Abbey: the BBC and the empire,1939-53; 3 The BBC and the making of a multi-national monarchy; 4 Rethinking regionalbroadcasting in Britain, 1922-53; 5 Broadcasting a nation: the BBC and national identity in Scotland ; 6 BBC broadcasting in Wales, 1922-53; 7 This Is Northern Ireland: regional broadcasting and identity in "Ulster"; Conclusion; Select bibliography; Index
Summary Examining the ways in which the BBC constructed and disseminated British national identity during the second quarter of the twentieth century, this book is the first study that focuses in a comprehensive way on how the BBC, through its radio programs, tried to represent what it meant to be British. The BBC and national identity in Britain offers a revision of histories of regional broadcasting in Britain that interpret it as a form of cultural imperialism. The regional organization of the BBC, and the news and creative programming designed specifically for regional listeners, reinforced the cu
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject British Broadcasting Corporation -- History.
Mass media and nationalism -- Great Britain.
Nationalism -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Radio broadcasting -- Great Britain -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1781702314 (electronic bk.)
1847793010 (electronic bk.)
9781781702314 (electronic bk.)
9781847793010 (electronic bk.)