The Resource Republic on the wire : cable television, pluralism, and the politics of new technologies, 1948-1984, John McMurria

Republic on the wire : cable television, pluralism, and the politics of new technologies, 1948-1984, John McMurria

Label
Republic on the wire : cable television, pluralism, and the politics of new technologies, 1948-1984
Title
Republic on the wire
Title remainder
cable television, pluralism, and the politics of new technologies, 1948-1984
Statement of responsibility
John McMurria
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Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The history of cable television in America is far older than networks like MTV, ESPN, and HBO, which are so familiar to us today. Tracing the origins of cable TV back to the late 1940s, media scholar John McMurria also locates the roots of many current debates about premium television, cultural elitism, minority programming, content restriction, and corporate ownership. Republic on the Wire takes us back to the pivotal years in which media regulators and members of the viewing public presciently weighed the potential benefits and risks of a two-tiered television system, split between free broadcasts and pay cable service. Digging into rare archives, McMurria reconstructs the arguments of policymakers, whose often sincere advocacy for the public benefits of cable television were fueled by cultural elitism and the priority to maintain order during a period of urban Black rebellions. He also tells the story of the people of color, rural residents, women's groups, veterans, seniors, and low-income viewers who challenged this reasoning and demanded an equal say over the future of television. By excavating this early cable history, and placing equality at the center of our understanding of media democracy, Republic on the Wire is a real eye-opener as it develops a new methodology for studying media policy in the past and present"--
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Provided by publisher
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1963-
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McMurria, James
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HE8700.72.U6
LC item number
M46 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Cable television
  • Broadcasting
  • Television broadcasting
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • HISTORY
  • Broadcasting
  • Cable television
  • Television broadcasting
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Media & Communications
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
Label
Republic on the wire : cable television, pluralism, and the politics of new technologies, 1948-1984, John McMurria
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction. American Pluralism, Television Policy, and the Method of Equality; 1. Broadcast Policy, Television Spectrum, and the Pluralist Logics of Inequality; 2. Contesting (In)Equality at the Margins of Television Reception; 3. Pay-TV Orders; 4. Local Origination, Public Access, and the Hierarchical Logics of Civic Culture; 5. Blue Skies, Black Cultures; Epilogue. Neutrality, Connectivity, or Equality When Media Converge; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index; About the Author
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 250 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813585321
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1ktgn5p
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971891535
  • (OCoLC)ocn971891535
Label
Republic on the wire : cable television, pluralism, and the politics of new technologies, 1948-1984, John McMurria
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction. American Pluralism, Television Policy, and the Method of Equality; 1. Broadcast Policy, Television Spectrum, and the Pluralist Logics of Inequality; 2. Contesting (In)Equality at the Margins of Television Reception; 3. Pay-TV Orders; 4. Local Origination, Public Access, and the Hierarchical Logics of Civic Culture; 5. Blue Skies, Black Cultures; Epilogue. Neutrality, Connectivity, or Equality When Media Converge; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 250 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813585321
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1ktgn5p
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971891535
  • (OCoLC)ocn971891535

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