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Title:Special issue: Media and Empire in the 20th century
Author:Teer-Tomaselli, RuthISNI
Periodical:Critical Arts: A Journal of Media Studies (ISSN 1992-6049)
City of publisher:Abingdon
Geographic terms:Africa
Great Britain
South Africa
media history
colonial territories
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rcrc20/28/6
Abstract:While the majority of research projects on media deal with the here and now, there is evidence of a growing interest in media history. Both the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and the International Communication Association (ICA) have healthy sections devoted to the area. This issue of 'Critical Arts' contributes to that interest, in what is the first of two back-to-back editions devoted to exploring the media in historical terms. Specifically, the emphasis is on 'Empire and media in the twentieth century'. The current issue centres on broadcasting (with a nod to telecommunications). To speak of 'broadcasting' before 1950 is to speak predominantly of radio, and indeed all the articles in this issue confine themselves to the medium of radio. Contributions: In service of Empire: the South African Broadcasting Corporation during World War II (Ruth Teer-Tomaselli); Broadcasting to the 'last outpost of the British Empire': Anthony Lejeune, the man behind the SABC's English Service 'London Letter' (1965-1995) (Donal P. McCracken); Broadcasting to the Portuguese Empire in Africa: Salazar's singular broadcasting policy (Nelson Ribeiro); Imperial foundations of 20th-century media systems in the Caribbean (Hopeton Dunn); In service of two masters: a political history of radio in pre-independence Botswana (James Zaffiro). [ASC Leiden abstract]