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British Broadcasting and the Public-Private Dichotomy

Neoliberalism, Citizenship and the Public Sphere

Authors: Dawes, Simon

  • Contributes to scholarship in the areas of media policy and regulation, as well as more theoretically inclined literature on media and the public sphere
  • Distinctive in covering simultaneously theoretical and historical aspects in-depth, as well as in bringing together a wide array of theoretical debates
  • Unique in its adoption of a Foucauldian genealogical approach, given that the tendency in British media studies has been to eschew Foucault in favour of either a Gramscian or Habermasian tradition
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About this book

This text offers a theoretical engagement with the ways in which private and public interests - and how those interests have been understood - have framed the changing rationale for broadcasting regulation, using the first century of UK broadcasting as a starting point. Unlike most books on broadcasting, this text adopts an explicitly Foucauldian and genealogical perspective in its account of media history and power, and unpicks how the meanings of terms such as 'public service' and 'public interest', as well as 'competition' and 'choice', have evolved over time. In considering the appropriation by broadcasting scholars of concepts such as neoliberalism, citizenship and the public sphere to a critical account of broadcasting history, the book assesses their appropriateness and efficacy by engaging with interdisciplinary debates on each concept. This work will be of particular significance to academics and students with an interest in media theory, history, policy and regulation, as well as those disposed to understanding as well as critiquing the neoliberalization of public media.

About the authors

Simon Dawes is Maître de Conférences at the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France.

Reviews

“Dawes offers his monograph as a ‘supplement to the more traditional histories of broadcasting regulation’ ... . This is a study that offers the critical tools to make a sustained and detailed analysis of media policy and regulation rather than provide that analysis itself. … for those engaged in thinking about the role of PSB and of the issues and frameworks within which it is embedded, Dawes’s monograph provides an important and highly distinctive contribution.” (Andrew Spicer, Cercles, April, 2018)

“Public service broadcasting is facing a life and death challenge from market-led visions of media provision. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the key concepts that have underpinned broadcasting debates over the last 100 years and equips us with the critical skills we need in order to intervene more effectively in contemporary battles about the shape of public broadcasting. It is a hugely knowledgeable and extremely timely piece of research.” (Des Freedman, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)

“Applying a Foucauldian problematic to British broadcasting and public service media, Dawes’ book provides a new and engaging perspective on long-established 'public versus private', 'market versus state' dichotomies. An important, original contribution to public debate.​​” (Terry Flew, Queensland University of Technology, Australia)

“The study of media policy has tended to draw on a relatively narrow band of social and political theory. Simon Dawes offers an important challenge to liberals, Habermasians and Marxists. He provides sympathetic critiques of these prevailing paradigms, and provides an intelligent account of the potential value of Foucauldian perspectives. His richly provocative book deserves to be read carefully by anyone with an interest in media policy.” (David Hesmondhalgh, University of Leeds, UK)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Broadcasting Regulation, History and Theory

    Dawes, Simon

    Pages 3-19

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  • Genealogy, Critique and the Public-Private Dichotomy

    Dawes, Simon

    Pages 21-36

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  • Broadcasting and the Public Sphere

    Dawes, Simon

    Pages 39-66

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  • Broadcasting, Citizenship and Consumption

    Dawes, Simon

    Pages 67-90

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  • Broadcasting and Neoliberalism

    Dawes, Simon

    Pages 91-114

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50097-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-50096-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 96,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-84317-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British Broadcasting and the Public-Private Dichotomy
Book Subtitle
Neoliberalism, Citizenship and the Public Sphere
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50097-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50097-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50096-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84317-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 239
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