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Key Concepts in Radio Studies



© 2009 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'This innovative and clearly written handbook does exactly what it claims on the cover, providing students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in Radio Studies... Chignell writes about radio with an engaging mixture of scholarly detachment and private passion' - The Radio Journal

'There is a need for a straightforward, wide-ranging, and up-to-date introduction to ways to study radio and other new audio-based media. Hugh Chignell's new book certainly fits the bill, and admirably takes the reader from initial ideas through to additional readings which explore the core issues in greater depth. It is crisply and engagingly written, draws upon a very good range of scholarship, and provides many useful contemporary examples... Students will find it an essential aid to their studies, and it may even go someway to ensuring that the study of radio is as important in the academy as its visual cousins' - Viewfinder

'This book is a useful starting point for radio students and staff, packed with citations and pithy comment from the author. It is a rich resource book for academic radio study at all levels' - Janey Gordon, University of Bedfordshire

The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensible study aids and guides to comprehension.

Key Concepts in Radio Studies:

" Provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use introduction to the field

" Grounds theory with global examples

" Takes it further with recommended reading

" Covers the central ideas and practices from production and media studies

" Situates radio studies within its historical context and contemporary auditory culture

 
Introduction
 
PART 1 Genres and Production
 
Acoustics
 
Broadcast Talk
 
Comedy
 
DJs and Presenters
 
Documentaries and Features
 
Drama
 
Magazines
 
Music
 
Phone-ins
 
Podcasting
 
Recording
 
Serials and Soaps
 
Sport
 
Talk Radio
 
PART 2 Audiences and Reception
 
Audience
 
Blindness
 
Codes
 
Co-presence
 
Hot and Cool Media
 
Imagined Community
 
Intimacy
 
Liveness
 
Noise
 
Radiogenic
 
Radio World
 
Reception
 
Secondariness
 
Sound Culture
 
Soundscape
 
PART 3 The Radio Industry
 
Advertising
 
Commercialism
 
Community Radio
 
Convergence
 
Formats
 
Internet Radio
 
Localism
 
Mirco Radio
 
Pirate Radio
 
Regulation
 
Transmisson
 
PART 4 Politics and the Public Sphere
 
Current Affairs
 
Development
 
Gender
 
Hate Radio
 
Journalism
 
News
 
Politics and the Public Sphere
 
Propaganda
 
Public Service Broadcasting
 
Radiocracy
 
References

'This innovative and clearly written handbook does exactly what it claims on the cover, providing students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in Radio Studies... Chignell writes about radio with an engaging mixture of scholarly detachment and private passion' - The Radio Journal

'There is a need for a straightforward, wide-ranging, and up-to-date introduction to ways to study radio and other new audio-based media. Hugh Chignell’s new book certainly fits the bill, and admirably takes the reader from initial ideas through to additional readings which explore the core issues in greater depth. It is crisply and engagingly written, draws upon a very good range of scholarship, and provides many useful contemporary examples... Students will find it an essential aid to their studies, and it may even go someway to ensuring that the study of radio is as important in the academy as its visual cousins' - Viewfinder

'This book is a useful starting point for radio students and staff, packed with citations and pithy comment from the author. It is a rich resource book for academic radio study at all levels' - Janey Gordon, University of Bedfordshire


Unfortunately not profounded with empircal studies which I needed for my course.
Still a good read with many helpful informations.

Mr Nicolas Ruth
Mensch-Computer-Medien, J-Maximilians-University Wuerzburg
April 16, 2015

For a brief overview of terms in radio studies and references for further reading, this book is perfect. Very recommendable for introducing students to the field of radio studies and its different areas.

Mrs Mette Abildgaard
Institut for Litteratur, Kultur og Medier, University of Southern Denmark
September 12, 2011

This book is good for students who write their exam theses on radio in English.

Dr Titti Forsslund
Journalism , Kalmar University
November 13, 2009

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