Changing Cultural Coordinates: The Transistor Radio and Space / Time / Identity

Wall, Tim and Webber, Nick (2014) Changing Cultural Coordinates: The Transistor Radio and Space / Time / Identity. In: The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies. Oxford University Press, pp. 118-131. ISBN 9780195375725

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In the decade after 1955, the ways in which it was possible to experience listening to radio were transformed in the United States of America: radio, and music listening, would never be the same again. For consumers these shifts were to be found in both when and where people were able to listen, but also in the very sense of how they understood themselves as listeners. In this chapter we explore the ways in which temporal, spatial and identity “reconfigurations” of listeners’ experiences of radio relate to the profound changes in the devices that reproduced the programs for those listeners, in the programs themselves, and in who provided them.

Item Type: Book Section
15 May 2014Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: music, sociology, anthropology, broadcast
Subjects: CAH24 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01-05 - media studies
CAH20 - historical, philosophical and religious studies > CAH20-01 - history and archaeology > CAH20-01-01 - history
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-02 - music
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham School of Media
Depositing User: Nick Webber
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2020 09:46
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2023 16:17

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