The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides a comprehensive exploration of how different media have evolved within social, regional and national contexts.
The 50 chapters in this volume, written by an outstanding team of internationally respected scholars, bring together current debates and issues within media history in this era of rapid change, and also provide students and researchers with an essential collection of comparable media histories.
The first two parts of the Companion comprise a series of thematic chapters reflecting broadly on historiography, providing historical context for discussions of the power of the media and their social importance, arranged in the following sections:
Media history debates
Media and society
The subsequent parts are made up of in-depth sections on different media formats, exploring various approaches to historicizing media futures, divided as follows:
The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides an essential guide to key ideas, issues, concepts and debates in the field.
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