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Group Identities on French and British Television

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Group Identities on French and British Television

Edited by Michael Scriven and Emily Roberts

192 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-793-8 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (March 2003)

Hb   Recommend to your Library Available in GOBI®


“... a fascinating and insightful study.”  ·  French Review


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.

Of Related Interest:
Television Broadcasting in Contemporary France and Britain

Subject: Film and Television Studies Cultural Studies (General) Sociology Media Studies
Area: France Europe


Chapter 1. Fragmentation of the Nation: National Identity and Television in France and Britain at the Turn of the 20th Century
M. Scriven and E. Roberts

Chapter 2. Adjusting to Diversity
J-C. Sergeant

Chapter 3. Constructing the National: Television and Welsh Identity
K. Williams

Chapter 4. Changing Expectations: Holyrood, Television and Scottish Identity
A. Scullion

Chapter 5. Storm Clouds of the Millennium: Regional Television News in Aquitaine and the West of England
M. Scriven and E. Roberts

Chapter 6. The Representation of Maghrebis on French Television
J. Helcké

Chapter 7. From Comic Asians to Asian Comics
M. Gillespie

Chapter 8. Curiosity, Fear and Control: The Ambiguous Representation of Hip-Hop on French Television
C. Warne

Chapter 9. Green Activist Identities on British Television
D. Wall

Chapter 10. Going out to the Straight Community: Televisual and Heteronormative Logics in Representations of Homosexuality
M. Pratt

Chapter 11. Televisual Identity in the 21st Century: Constructing the Post-modern Group
M. Scriven and E. Roberts

Annex I: Interview with Akli Tadjer
Annex II: Interview with Nina Wadia


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