Group Identities on French and British Television

Group Identities on French and British Television

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Advances in audiovisual technology, most notably the advent of the popular usage of digital technology in the last few years, have altered the face of popular television. Thanks to cable, satellite and now digital technology, television broadcasts can reach an international audience. The reaction from cultural critics has been mixed. As the debate concerning the effects of new telecommunications and audiovisual technology continues unabated, this book examines the underlying hypothesis that collective allegiances are moving away from the national paradigm towards the global/local model and provides a balanced appraisal of the depiction of a select number of group identities on television in Britain and France. Michael Scriven is Professor of European Studies at the University of the West of England, Bristol, and has published extensively in the field of French and European intellectual history, culture, and politics. Emily Roberts is a Research Associate in the Department European Studies at the University of the West of England, Bristol.... with Stuart in particular completely ensconced in the obligatory life-style choices of 4x4, loft apartment, and eighty pounds T-shirts, ... That New Britain should give rise to such a development bears eloquent testimony to just how out of touch (and ... a more intelligent representation of homosexuality than the happy same-sex couples found in gay-friendly magazine ads. As the series progresses, it becomes increasingly clear, largely through the introduction of Vincea#39;s older Australiananbsp;...

Title:Group Identities on French and British Television
Author:Michael Scriven, Emily Roberts
Publisher:Berghahn Books - 2003


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