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Radio Critics and Popular Culture

A History of British Radio Criticism

Authors: Rixon, Paul

  • Attempts not to just to focus on radio and its related criticism, but to align it, to add it to, to intertwine it, to other histories and media forms
  • Offers a wider analysis of how the output of the critic relates to the wider context within which they work
  • Uses the structure of the book to reflect on particular historical moments or phases in the development of radio criticism, radio, newspapers and journalistic practice
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About this book

Radio still remains an important form of media, with millions listening to it daily. It has been reborn for the digital era, and is an area where there is great interest in its development, role and form. Attempting to fill the gap in research on British radio criticism, this volume explores the development and role of radio criticism in the discourse around radio in Britain from its birth in the 1920s up to present day. Using a historical approach to explore how, as radio emerged, the press provided coverage which helped shape and reflect radio‚Äôs position in popular culture, Paul Rixon delivers an interesting and engaging exploration that provides a cultural perspective on radio, with a specific focus on newspaper criticism. Radio Critics and Popular Culture is an innovative and original addition to existing research and will be invaluable for those interested in the way that British radio has evolved.

About the authors

Paul Rixon is Reader in Radio and Television at the University of Roehampton, UK. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Rixon, Paul

    Pages 1-9

  • Approaching the Study of Radio Critics and Radio Criticism

    Rixon, Paul

    Pages 11-32

  • Radio in Britain in the 1920s: Narratives of Spectacle and Concern

    Rixon, Paul

    Pages 33-63

  • Rise of a Medium: Arrival of the Radio Critic

    Rixon, Paul

    Pages 65-101

  • The Critic, Newspaper Radio Criticism and the Heyday of Radio

    Rixon, Paul

    Pages 103-132

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55387-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $60.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55386-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radio Critics and Popular Culture
Book Subtitle
A History of British Radio Criticism
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55387-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55387-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55386-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 212
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