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Radio in Small Nations: Production, Programmes, Audiences (University of Wales Press - Global Media and Small Nations)by Richard J. (edt) Hand
Synopses & Reviews
Whether at a local, national, or international level, radio has played and continues to play a key role in nurturing or denying—even destroying—people’s sense of collective identity. The essays in this volume provide a historical and contemporary overview of radio in small nations. A number of representative small nations are featured: some grappling with new postcolonial identities and others still operating under repressive regimes; some struggling to find a new common purpose in the postindustrial age and others unifying previously ignored ethnic or language groups. As a whole, the collection strives to present diverse voices commenting on the influential and essential place of radio within these countries.
About the Author
Richard J. Hand is professor of theater and media drama at the University of Glamorgan.
Mary Traynor is head of teaching and learning at the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries.
Table of Contents
General Editors Foreword
About the Contributors
Radio in Small Nations: An Introduction
Richard J. Hand and Mary Traynor
1. In Search of Access, Localness and Sustainability: Radio in Post-devolutionary Wales
Steve Johnson and Philip Mitchell
2. Voice of a Nation: The Development of Radio and Ireland
3. We Dont Talk Any More: The Strange Case of Scottish Broadcasting Devolution Policy and Radio Silence
4. New Zealand—A Radio Paradise?
5. Radio as an Expression of Nation and Sub-nation in Laos
6. Training for Life: The Contribution of Radio Training to Indigenous Education and Well-being in Australia
Ioana Suciu and Kitty van Vuuren
7. CHOU Arabic Radio in Montreal: Finding Unity in Diversity
8. Regional Radio and Community: John Lair and the Renfro Valley Barn Dance
Jacob J. Podber
9. Community Radio for the Czech Republic—Who Cares?
Henry G. Loeser
10. Radio in the Republic of Moldova: The Struggle for Public Service Broadcasting
11. Radio in Wales: The Practitioner Speaks
Julie Kissick and Mary Traynor
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