Small Screens, Big Ideas

Small Screens, Big Ideas

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Small Screens, Big Ideas brings together specially commissioned writings from British and American contributors to explore themes of diversity in the formative period of the 1950s. With radical changes taking place in terrestrial television, this is a timely moment to revisit the decade when television's very novelty was its most striking feature. Discussing television's role in the construction of national and gender identities and its relation to other media such as theatre, film, and radio, this fresh exploration is based on detailed case-studies of this complex era.By a#39;breaking framea#39;, Lucy moves herself beyond the domestic sphere and into the social space of television itself. ... this brings me back, then, to my initial concern about my inability to discern the dusty diagram in that old TV repair manual.

Title:Small Screens, Big Ideas
Author:Janet Thumin
Publisher:I.B.Tauris - 2002-03-20


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