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The BBC Asian Network

The Cultural Production of Diversity

Authors: Aujla-Sidhu, Gurvinder

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  • Draws on a unique and rich qualitative study of production culture that includes interviews with 30 employees of the BBC Asian Network
  • Adds to a growing body of research on media production, specifically in relation to race
  • Offers new insights to the fields of media, radio and creative industries studies and internationally, given the BBC's prominence around the world as a public service broadcaster
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This ground-breaking new book provides a unique, in-depth analysis of the BBC Asian Network, the BBC’s national ethnic-specific digital radio station in the UK. Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu offers an insight into the internal production culture at the radio station, revealing the challenges minority ethnic producers faced as they struggled to create a cohesive and distinct 'community of listeners'. Besides the differences of opinion that emerged within the inter-generational British Asian staff over how to address the audience’s needs, the book also reveals the ways in which 'race' is managed by the BBC, and how the culture of managerialism permeates recruitment strategies, music playlists and mother tongue language programmes. In-depth interviews unveil how the BBC's 'gatekeeping' system limits the dissemination of original journalism about British Asian communities, through the marginalisation of the expertise of narratives created by the network's own minority ethnic journalists.  

About the authors

Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu is an Associate Professor in Journalism at De Montfort University, UK.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 85,59 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The BBC Asian Network
Book Subtitle
The Cultural Production of Diversity
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-65764-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-65764-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-65763-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 229
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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