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Radio's Civic Ambition: American Broadcasting and Democracy in the 1930s

David Goodman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394085
eISBN:
9780199894383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394085.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The book argues that the civic ambition of American radio in the 1930s and 40s centered on the production of self-governing and opinion-forming individuals – a cluster of ideas that the book names ... More


Gertrude Stein and the Radio

Sarah Wilson

in Broadcasting Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033495
eISBN:
9780813038315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033495.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Gertrude Stein returned to the United States in 1934, a year of fierce debate over the Federal Communications Act and the regulation of American radio. Her relationship with American newspapers ... More


The Voice of America in Richard Wright’s Lawd Today!

Jonah Willihnganz

in Broadcasting Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033495
eISBN:
9780813038315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033495.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the late 1930s, nearly everyone owned a radio. The radio helped create mass-market culture and established a new medium of power, a medium of disembodied speech and sound that, for many, seemed ... More


Radio Pictures: Going Operational

Donald G. Godfrey

in C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038280
eISBN:
9780252096150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038280.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on C. Francis Jenkins' demonstrations of RadioVision and his radio-pictures technology. The earliest “official demonstration,” as Jenkins called it, of radio transmission of ... More


Hidden in Plain Sight: Soul Music, Radio History, and the Rise of the TJMS

Micaela di Leonardo

in Black Radio/Black Resistance: The Life & Times of the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190870195
eISBN:
9780190870225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870195.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Culture

Chapter 2 uses autobiographical material to lay out radio/black radio and African American music history, from the 1950s to the present—across the West and East Coasts, the South, and the ... More


Rias Berlin and the June 17, 1953, Uprising in East Germany

Nicholas J. Schlosser (ed.)

in Cold War on the Airwaves: The Radio Propaganda War against East Germany

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039690
eISBN:
9780252097782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039690.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

This chapter examines the June 17, 1953 uprising in East Germany and the decisive role RIAS played in those turbulent events. RIAS's participation in the uprising is a testament to the complex ... More


Television: Seeing by Electricity

Donald G. Godfrey

in C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038280
eISBN:
9780252096150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038280.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on C. Francis Jenkins' television inventions, including the electronic television. Historians consider Jenkins as the American inventor of mechanical television and often portray ... More


Between Objectivity and Engagement

Nicholas J. Schlosser (ed.)

in Cold War on the Airwaves: The Radio Propaganda War against East Germany

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039690
eISBN:
9780252097782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039690.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

This chapter introduces the main themes, objectives, scope, and sources underpinning this study of the Radio in the American Sector (RIAS). It also contextualizes this book within the larger body of ... More


Cold War on the Airwaves: The Radio Propaganda War against East Germany

Nicholas J. Schlosser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039690
eISBN:
9780252097782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039690.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

Founded as a counterweight to the Communist broadcasters in East Germany, Radio in the American Sector (RIAS) became one of the most successful public information operations conducted against the ... More


“Electronic Sheets” and a New Progressive Counterpublic

Micaela di Leonardo

in Black Radio/Black Resistance: The Life & Times of the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190870195
eISBN:
9780190870225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870195.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Culture

This chapter lays out the shifting American political/racial mediascape and the TJMS’s place within it. The chapter further outlines the fissioned public sphere—majority outlets are at least ... More


The Bell Tolls for Thee: War, Americana, and the Anthem

Imani Perry

in May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638607
eISBN:
9781469638621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638607.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter provides an analysis of the shifting political landscape of Black Americans in the context of World War II through the lens of Black media and other popular cultural forms. The socio ... More


The Cold War Again

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0058
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's life and musical career during the Cold War. In August 1961, as East Berliners fled to West Berlin by the thousands daily, the East German authorities walled in ... More


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