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Book review: armchair nation: an intimate history of Britain in front of the TV

Chesterton, Fiona (2013) Book review: armchair nation: an intimate history of Britain in front of the TV. LSE Review of Books (21 Nov 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Armchair Nation aims to reveal the fascinating, lyrical and sometimes surprising history of television, from the first demonstration by John Logie Baird in Selfridges, to the fear and excitement that greeted its arrival in households, the controversies of Mary Whitehouse’s ‘Clean Up TV’ campaign, and what JG Ballard thought about Channel 4′s Big Brother. We are offered many insights into British post-war society and our relationship with media today, writes Fiona Chesterton.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2014 09:19
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2014 09:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/55350

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