Changing Cultural Coordinates: The Transistor Radio and Space / Time / Identity

Tim Wall, Nick Webber

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    In the decade after 1955, the ways in which it was possible to experience listening to radio were transformed in the United States of America: radio, and music listening, would never be the same again. For consumers these shifts were to be found in both when and where people were able to listen, but also in the very sense of how they understood themselves as listeners. In this chapter we explore the ways in which temporal, spatial and identity ?reconfigurations? of listeners? experiences of radio relate to the profound changes in the devices that reproduced the programs for those listeners, in the programs themselves, and in who provided them.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies
    EditorsSumanth Gopinath, Jason Stanyek
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)9780195375725
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 15 May 2014


    • music
    • sociology
    • anthropology
    • broadcast


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