Radio in Small Nations: Productions Programmes Audiences

Richard J. Hand (Editor), Mary Traynor (Editor)

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This is the first title in a new series of volumes examining different dimensions of the media and culture in small nations. Whether at a local, national or international level, radio has played and continues to play a key role in nurturing or denying, even destroying, peoples sense of belonging to a particular community, whether it be defined in terms of place, ethnicity, language or patterns of consumption. Typically, the radio has been used for purposes of propaganda and as a means of forging national identity both at home and also further afield in the case of colonial exploits. Drawing on examples of four models of, the chapters in this volume will provide an historical and contemporary overview of radio in a number of small nations. The authors propose a stimulating discussion on the role radio has played in a variety of nation contexts worldwide.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Wales Press
Number of pages224
ISBN (Electronic)9780708325445
ISBN (Print)9780708325438
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameGlobal Media and Small Nations

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