With radical changes taking place in terrestrial television, this is atimely moment to revisit the decade when television's very novelty was itsmost striking feature. Small Screens, Big Ideas brings together specially commissioned writingsfrom British and American contributors to explore themes of diversity inthis formative period. Discussing television's role in the construction of national and genderidentities and its relation to other media such as theatre, film and radio,Small Screens, Big Ideas offers fresh exploration, based in detailedcase-studies, of this complex era. An essential book for all students of media, cultural studies and history.
Small Screens, Big Ideas
Television in the 1950s