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Title Television beyond and across the Iron Curtain / edited by Kirsten Bönker, Julia Obertreis and Sven Grampp
Published Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016


Description 1 online resource (xxxviii, 285 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents I. Transnational perspectives and media events. Looking east--watching west? On the asymmetrical interdependencies of Cold War European communication spaces / Andreas Fickers ; Campaigning against West Germany: East German television coverage of the Eichmann trial / Judith Keilbach ; Watching television, picturing outer space and observing the observer beyond: the first manned moon landing as seen on East and West German television / Sven Grampp -- II. Television and popular culture: films and serials. Between crossbow and ball gown, east and west: class and gender in the cult film Three wishes for Cinderella (Tři ořišky pro Popelku/Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel) / Hannah Mueller ; The socialist family sitcom: theatre at home (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1972-Republic of Serbia 2007) / Nevena Daković and Aleksandra Milovanović ; Conceptualizing class and the nuclear family when All men are bastards: Dmitrii Fiks' The Balzac age / Theodora Trimble ; Rashid Nugmanov's film Igla (The needle): 'televisioned' cinema? / Maria Zhukova -- III. Televsion and the transgressing of language borders. TV as a linguistic issue in Yugoslavian Slovenia: a brief chronology from the 1960s to the 1980s / Lucia Gaja Scuteri ; "magic apparatus" and "Window to the foreign world"? The impact of televsion and foreign broadcasts on society and state-society relations in socialist Albania / Idrot Idrizi -- IV. The future of television beyond the Iron Curtain / James Schwoch
Summary From the mid-1950s onwards, the rise of television as a mass medium took place in many East and West European countries. As the most influential mass medium of the Cold War, television triggered new practices of consumption and media production, and of communication and exchange on both sides of the Iron Curtain. This volume leans on the long-neglected fact that, even during the Cold War era, television could easily become a cross-border matter. As such, it brings together transnational perspectives on convergence zones, observations, collaborations, circulations and interdependencies between Eastern and Western television. In particular, the authors provide empirical ground to include socialist television within a European and global media history. Historians and media, cultural and literary scholars take interdisciplinary perspectives to focus on structures, actors, flow, contents or the reception of cross-border television. Their contributions cover Albania, the CSSR, the GDR, Russia and the Soviet Union, Serbia, Slovenia and Yugoslavia, thus complementing Western-dominated perspectives on Cold War mass media with a specific focus on the spaces and actors of East European communication. Last but not least, the volume takes a long-term perspective crossing the fall of the Iron Curtain, as many trends of the post-socialist period are linked to, or pick up, socialist traditions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 9, 2017)
Subject Television -- Soviet Union -- History
Television broadcasting -- Social aspects -- Europe, Eastern
Television and politics -- Europe, Eastern
Film, TV & radio.
Cultural studies.
Society & social sciences.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Media & Communications.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Telecommunications.
Television and politics
Television broadcasting -- Social aspects
Eastern Europe
Soviet Union
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Bönker, Kirsten, editor, writer of introduction.
Obertreis, Julia, editor, writer of introduction.
Grampp, Sven, editor.
ISBN 9781443816434