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Popular television in authoritarian Europe

Peter Goddard


This collection brings together work on forms of popular television produced within the authoritarian regimes of Europe after World War II. Ten chapters based on new and original research examine approaches to programming and individual programmes in Spain, Greece, Czechoslovakia, Romania, the Soviet Union and the GDR at a time when they were governed as dictatorships or one-party states. Rather than foregrounding the political economy of television or its role as an overt tool of state propaganda, the focus is on popular television-everyday programming that ordinary people watched. An editori ... More

Keywords: Television, Media History, Cultural History, Popular Television, Eastern Europe, Soviet bloc, Southern Europe, State control, Transnationalism, Communication

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719082399
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719082399.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Goddard, editor

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