With radical changes taking place in terrestrial television, this is a
timely moment to revisit the decade when television's very novelty was its
most striking feature.
Small Screens, Big Ideas brings together specially commissioned writings
from British and American contributors to explore themes of diversity in
this formative period.
Discussing television's role in the construction of national and gender
identities and its relation to other media such as theatre, film and radio,
Small Screens, Big Ideas offers fresh exploration, based in detailed
case-studies, of this complex era.
An essential book for all students of media, cultural studies and history. 20 b&w illustrations