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Ethnographic Film: Revised Edition
Ethnographic Film: Revised Edition
By University of Texas Press
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mpn: 9780292714588, ean: 9780292714588, isbn: 0292714580,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
Even before Robert Flaherty released Nanook of the North in 1922, anthropologists were producing films about the lifeways of native peoples for a public audience, as well as for research and teaching. Ethnographic Film (1976) was one of the first boo...


Calling All Cars: Radio Dragnets and the Technology of Policing
Calling All Cars: Radio Dragnets and the Technology of Policing
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ean: 9780816649143, isbn: 0816649146,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
Calling All Cars shows how radio played a key role in an emerging form of policing during the turbulent years of the Depression. Until this time popular culture had characterized the gangster as hero, but radio crime dramas worked against this attitu...


Death of a Pirate: British Radio and the Making of the Information Age
Death of a Pirate: British Radio and the Making of the Information Age
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ean: 9780393341805, isbn: 0393341801,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews
“A superb account of the rise of modern broadcasting.” ―Financial Times When the pirate operator Oliver Smedley shot and killed his rival Reg Calvert in Smedley’s country cottage on June 21, 1966, it was a turning point for the outlaw radio s...


Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany
Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany
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ean: 9781935149439, isbn: 1935149431,

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One of the most notorious Americans of the twentieth century was a failed Broadway actress turned radio announcer named Mildred Gillars (1900–1988), better known to American GIs as “Axis Sally.” Despite the richness of her life story, there has...


Lum and Abner: Rural America and the Golden Age of Radio (New Directions In Southern History)
Lum and Abner: Rural America and the Golden Age of Radio (New Directions In Southern History)
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mpn: 14 photographs, ean: 9780813124698, isbn: 0813124697,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews
In the 1930s radio stations filled the airwaves with programs and musical performances about rural Americans―farmers and small-town residents struggling through the Great Depression. One of the most popular of these shows was Lum and Abner, the bra...




Paving the Empire Road: BBC Television and Black Britons
Paving the Empire Road: BBC Television and Black Britons
By Manchester University Press
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ean: 9780719081675, isbn: 071908167X,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
Beginning in the 1930s and moving into the post millennium, Newton provides a historical analysis of policies invoked, and practices undertaken as the Service attempted to assist white Britons in understanding the impact of African-Caribbeans, and th...


Superman: The Persistence of an American Icon (Comics Culture)
Superman: The Persistence of an American Icon (Comics Culture)
By Rutgers University Press
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ean: 9780813587516, isbn: 0813587514,

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After debuting in 1938, Superman soon became an American icon. But why has he maintained his iconic status for nearly 80 years? And how can he still be an American icon when the country itself has undergone so much change?Superman: Persistence of an ...


Post-Punk Then and Now
Post-Punk Then and Now
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ean: 9781910924266, isbn: 1910924261,

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What were the conditions of possibility for art and music-making before the era of neoliberal capitalism? What role did punk play in turning artists to experiment with popular music in the late 1970s and early 1980s? And why does the art and music of...


Special Sound: The Creation and Legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop (Oxford Music / Media)
Special Sound: The Creation and Legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop (Oxford Music / Media)
By Oxford University Press USA
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Special Sound traces the fascinating creation and legacy of the BBC's electronic music studio, the Radiophonic Workshop, in the context of other studios in Europe and America. The BBC built a studio to provide its own avant-garde dramatic productions...


C.S. Lewis In A Time Of War
C.S. Lewis In A Time Of War
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ean: 9780060881399, isbn: 0060881399,

A behind-the-scenes look at the four remarkable BBC radio broadcasts during World War II that became Lewis’s classic Mere Christianity....


The Wendy Williams Experience
The Wendy Williams Experience
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ean: 9780451216472, isbn: 0451216474,

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In the dishiest book of the year, the top-rated and controversial radio host delivers the good, the bad, and the ugly on the industry's biggest stars. But we'll let her speak for herself: Whitney Houston: "We have watched her go from our princess......


Chattanooga Radio and Television (Images of America)
Chattanooga Radio and Television (Images of America)
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mpn: Illustrated, ean: 9780738586854, isbn: 0738586854,

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To those born and raised in Chattanooga, certain names bring a smile to their faces: Miss Marcia, Bob Brandy, Mort Lloyd, Dr. Shock, and, of course, “Luther.” These are among the icons of Chattanooga broadcasting. They are the faces and voices th...


''This Is Jerusalem Calling'': State Radio in Mandate Palestine
"This Is Jerusalem Calling": State Radio in Mandate Palestine
By University of Texas Press
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9781477302231, isbn: 1477302239,

Modeled after the BBC, the Palestine Broadcasting Service was launched in 1936 to serve as the national radio station of Mandate Palestine, playing a pivotal role in shaping the culture of the emerging middle class in the region. Despite its signific...


Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas (FlashPoints)
Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas (FlashPoints)
By Northwestern University Press
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ean: 9780810135383, isbn: 0810135388,

Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas discovers the prehistory of wireless culture. It examines both the coevolution of radio and the novel in Argentina, Cuba, and the United States from the early 1930s to th...


Youth Culture in Global Cinema
Youth Culture in Global Cinema
By University of Texas Press
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ean: 9780292714144, isbn: 0292714149,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews
Coming of age is a pivotal experience for everyone. So it is no surprise that filmmakers around the globe explore the experiences of growing up in their work. From blockbuster U.S. movies such as the Harry Potter series to thought-provoking foreign f...


A Good-Natured Riot: The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry (Co-published with the Country Music Foundation Press)
A Good-Natured Riot: The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry (Co-published with the Country Music Foundation Press)
By Vanderbilt Univ Press - Country Music Foundation Press
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mpn: 50 b&w photographs, ean: 9780826520746, isbn: 082652074X,

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Winner of the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book AwardWinner of the ASCAP Deems Taylor AwardOn November 28, 1925, a white-bearded man sat before one of Nashville radio station WSM's newfangled carbon microphones to play a few old-time fiddle tunes. Uncle Ji...


New York City Radio (Images of America)
New York City Radio (Images of America)
By Arcadia Publishing
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mpn: black & white halftones, frontispiece, ean: 9780738598093, isbn: 0738598097,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
New York City’s extraordinary radio history, much like the story of the city itself, is a tale of strivers, dreamers, and ingenious risk takers. New York City Radio presents an unprecedented visual history featuring many of these timeless character...


Border Radio: Quacks, Yodelers, Pitchmen, Psychics, and Other Amazing Broadcasters of the American Airwaves, Revised Edition
Border Radio: Quacks, Yodelers, Pitchmen, Psychics, and Other Amazing Broadcasters of the American Airwaves, Revised Edition
By University of Texas Press
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ean: 9780292725355, isbn: 0292725353,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews
Before the Internet brought the world together, there was border radio. These mega-watt "border blaster" stations, set up just across the Mexican border to evade U.S. regulations, beamed programming across the United States and as far away as South A...


Thrilling Days of Yesteryear: The Golden Age of Radio (hardback)
Thrilling Days of Yesteryear: The Golden Age of Radio (hardback)
By BearManor Media
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ean: 9781629333113, isbn: 1629333115,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
Radio was the number one form of family entertainment for a quarter century. In a dazzling step back in time veteran broadcaster John Rayburn talks about the fantastic era of broadcasting in fascinating interviews with a sterling list of guests, incl...



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