The Vision of a Nation

Making Multiculturalism on British Television, 1960-80

Authors: Schaffer, G.

  • The first high-quality history of race relations and television.
  • Contains new archive research from the BBC, ITV and the government and numerous original interviews
  • Relevant to high-profile stories under discussion, about censorship, relations between media and state, race relations, and re-opens the discussion about the representation of Black and Asian people on TV, about the handling of the BNP, and about the rights and wrongs of making jokes about race
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Telling the stories behind television's approaches to race relations, multiculturalism and immigration in the 'Golden Age' of British television, the book focuses on the 1960s and 1970s and argues that the makers of television worked tirelessly to shape multiculturalism and undermine racist extremism.

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"Schaffer's training and expertise comes through in the carefully constructed chronological narratives in the individual chapters which he writes. ... The book tells us much about the power of television, the attitudes of the elites who controlled TV and the inherent nature of racism in post-war Britain. It would be impossible to teach a course on contemporary Britain without using The Vision of a Nation." - Contemporary British History

"Schaffer's study ... builds on existing work by scholars like Sarita Malik, Stephen Bourne, Karen Ross and Darrell Newton, but adds a good deal that is new, in what is a well-researched, copiously referenced and excellently presented historical account." - European Journal of Communication

"The sources used are extensive and impressive. ... [A] very readable and thoroughly researched volume on a complex and often contentious topic. It should be of interest to students and researchers of media and cultural studies together with historians of modern Britain." - Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The Vision of a Nation: Introduction

    Schaffer, Gavin

    Pages 1-17

  • ‘The First Bridge’: Programmes for Immigrants on British Television

    Schaffer, Gavin

    Pages 18-66

  • Race in News and Current Affairs: Principles and Practice

    Schaffer, Gavin

    Pages 67-95

  • Dealing with Racial Extremes: News and Current Affairs under Pressure

    Schaffer, Gavin

    Pages 96-142

  • What’s Behind the Open Door? Talking Back on Race in Public-Access Broadcasting

    Schaffer, Gavin

    Pages 143-177

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-31488-8
  • Digitally watermarked, no DRM
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-29297-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $32.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-29298-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Vision of a Nation
Book Subtitle
Making Multiculturalism on British Television, 1960-80
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31488-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137314888
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29297-0
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-29298-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 299
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