Popular television in authoritarian Europe

This is an important book for teaching and scholarship about television, cultural history and Eastern and Southern European studies. With a foreword by John Corner.


Author: Peter Goddard

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526111722

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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This lively and ground-breaking collection brings together work on forms of popular television within the authoritarian regimes of Europe after World War Two. Ten chapters based on new and original research examine approaches to programming and individual programmes in Spain, Greece, Czechoslovakia, Romania, the USSR and the GDR at a time when they were governed as dictatorships or one-party states. Drawing on surviving archives, scripts and production records, contemporary publications, YouTube clips and interviews with producers and performers, its chapters recover examples of television programming history unknown beyond national borders and often preserved largely in the memories of the audiences who lived with them. The introduction examines how television can be considered ‘popular’ in circumstances where audience appeal is often secondary to the need for state control. Published in English, Popular television in authoritarian Europe represents a significant intervention in transnational television studies, making these histories available to scholars for the first time, encouraging comparative enquiry and extending the reach – intellectually and geographically – of European television history. There is a foreword by John Corner and an informative timeline of events in the history of television in the countries covered.

Popular Television in Authoritarian Europe

Brings together work on forms of popular television within the authoritarian regimes of Europe after World War Two


Author: Peter Goddard


ISBN: OCLC:1020705482



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Brings together work on forms of popular television within the authoritarian regimes of Europe after World War Two

Don t Need No Thought Control

3 (2004); and Peter Goddard, ed., Popular Television in Authoritarian Europe (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2013), part 3. 3. For a discussion of the TV compromise reached in the 1950s and 1960s in East Germany, ...


Author: Gerd Horten

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789207347

Category: History

Page: 268

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The fall of the Berlin Wall is typically understood as the culmination of political-economic trends that fatally weakened the East German state. Meanwhile, comparatively little attention has been paid to the cultural dimension of these dramatic events, particularly the role played by Western mass media and consumer culture. With a focus on the 1970s and 1980s, Don’t Need No Thought Control explores the dynamic interplay of popular unrest, intensifying economic crises, and cultural policies under Erich Honecker. It shows how the widespread influence of (and public demands for) Western cultural products forced GDR leaders into a series of grudging accommodations that undermined state power to a hitherto underappreciated extent.

Television Beyond and Across the Iron Curtain

“Tele-Saar: Europe's First Commercial TV Station as Transnational Experiment. ... “The Birth of Eurovision: Transnational Television as a Challenge for Europe and Contemporary Media ... Popular Television in Authoritarian Europe.


Author: Kirsten Bönker

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443816434

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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From the mid-1950s onwards, the rise of television as a mass medium took place in many East and West European countries. As the most influential mass medium of the Cold War, television triggered new practices of consumption and media production, and of communication and exchange on both sides of the Iron Curtain. This volume leans on the long-neglected fact that, even during the Cold War era, television could easily become a cross-border matter. As such, it brings together transnational perspectives on convergence zones, observations, collaborations, circulations and interdependencies between Eastern and Western television. In particular, the authors provide empirical ground to include socialist television within a European and global media history. Historians and media, cultural and literary scholars take interdisciplinary perspectives to focus on structures, actors, flow, contents or the reception of cross-border television. Their contributions cover Albania, the CSSR, the GDR, Russia and the Soviet Union, Serbia, Slovenia and Yugoslavia, thus complementing Western-dominated perspectives on Cold War mass media with a specific focus on the spaces and actors of East European communication. Last but not least, the volume takes a long-term perspective crossing the fall of the Iron Curtain, as many trends of the post-socialist period are linked to, or pick up, socialist traditions.

The Discursive Construction of Class and Lifestyle

... see also Goddard 2013 for similarities with popular television in “authoritarian Europe”). 4.2 Food advice on Slovene television during socialism: An overview In Yugoslavia and also in other contexts, both Eastern and Western, ...


Author: Ana Tominc

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027264763

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

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This book discusses transformations in the construction of culinary taste, lifestyle and class through cookbook language style in post-socialist Slovenia. Using a critical discourse studies approach it demonstrates how the representation of culinary advice in standard and celebrity cookbooks has changed in recent decades as a result of general social transformations such as postmodernity and globalization. It argues that compared to the standard cookbooks, where nutritionist ideology is at the forefront, the celebrity cookbooks reflect the conversational, hybrid nature of the genre, through which they promote global foodie discourse, while at the same time localizing the global trends to the Slovene context. The book lays at the intersection of discourse analysis, sociology, food, cultural, communication and media studies and (post-) socialism and should be of interest to those interested in celebrities, food media, socialism and post-socialism, cookbooks, globalization and discourse change.

Satire and Protest in Putin s Russia

In Popular Television in Authoritarian Europe, ed. Peter Goddard. Manchester: University of Manchester Press. Kleiman, Naum. 2001. Drugaia istoriia sovetskogo kino. Kinovedcheskie zapiski 53: 44–55. KVN.RU. S chego vse nachinalos ́.


Author: Aleksei Semenenko

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030762797



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Television and Totalitarianism in Czechoslovakia

From the First Democratic Republic to the Fall of Communism Martin Štoll. Franc, M. et al. ... 4, 2009: 31–35 Goddard, P. (2013), Popular Television in Authoritarian Europe. Manchester: Manchester University Press Havel, V. (1978/1990), ...


Author: Martin Štoll

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501324789

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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The story of Czechoslovak television is in many respects typical of the cultural and political developments in Central Europe, behind the Iron Curtain. Martin Štoll, with unprecedented access to the Military Historical Archives in Prague, provides contextual insights into the issues of introducing television in the whole Socialist Bloc (save China, Mongolia and Cuba), from the introduction of television broadcasting in Czechoslovakia in 1921 through to the 1968 occupation and the Velvet revolution in 1989 – encapsulating an important point in media history within two totalitarian states. Television and Totalitarianism in Czechoslovakia examines the variability of political interests as reflected on television in interwar Czechoslovakia, including Nazi research on television technology in the Czech borderlands (Sudetenland), the quarrel over the outcomes of this research as war booty with the Red Army, the beginning of the Czechoslovak technological journey, and, finally, the institutionalized foundation of Czechoslovak television, including the first years of its broadcasting as a manifestation of Communist propaganda. Revised and expanded from the Czech to include broader contexts for an English-speaking audience, Štoll expertly elucidates the historical, cultural, social, political, and technological frameworks to provide the first comprehensive study of the subject.

From Media Systems to Media Cultures

Understanding Socialist Television Sabina Mihelj, Simon Huxtable ... 'Razvitie i stagnatsiia sovetskogo televideniia, 1970–1985 g.g.' in TVMuseum.ru. ... In Popular Television in Authoritarian Europe, edited by Peter ...


Author: Sabina Mihelj

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108422604

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

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Proposes an original framework for comparative media research, and uses it to provide fascinating insights into television under communist rule.

Television and Political Communication in the Late Soviet Union

For the amount of time people watched television, see chapter 2 and Kolpakov and Patrushev, Biudzhety, 209, 212; ... Live Television and Improvised Comedy in the Soviet Union, 1957–71,” in Popular Television in Authoritarian Europe, ed.


Author: Kirsten Bönker

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498526890

Category: History

Page: 294

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This study focuses on Soviet television audiences and examines their watching habits and the way they made use of television programs. Kirsten Bönker challenges the common misconception that viewers perceived Soviet television programming and entertainment culture as dull and formulaic. This study draws extensively on archival sources and oral history interviews to analyze how Soviet television involved audiences in political communication and how it addressed audiences’ emotional commitments to Soviet values and the Soviet way of life. Bönker argues that the Brezhnev era influenced political stability and brought an unprecedented rise of the living standards, creating new meanings for consumerism, the idea of the “home,” and private life among Soviet citizens. Exploring the concept of emotional bonding, this study engages broader discussions on the durability of the Soviet Union until perestroika.

Global TV Horror

Stories to Make You Think Works Cited Aldana Reyes, X., 'The Curious Case of the Spanish Televisual Vampire', Horror Studies, ... Popular Television in Authoritarian Europe (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013), pp. 17–35.


Author: Stacey Abbott

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781786836960

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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The Horror genre has become one of the most popular genres of TV drama with the global success and fandom surrounding The Walking Dead, Supernatural and Stranger Things. Horror has always had a truly international reach, and nowhere is this more apparent than on television as explored in this provocative new collection looking at series from across the globe, and considering how Horror manifests in different cultural and broadcast/streaming contexts. Bringing together established scholars and new voices in the field, Global TV Horror examines historical and contemporary TV Horror from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iran, Japan, Spain, New Zealand, USA and the UK. It expands the discussion of TV Horror by offering fresh perspectives, examining new shows, and excavating new cultural histories, to render what has become so familiar – Horror on television – unfamiliar yet again.

Between Truth and Time

In Popular Television in Authoritarian Europe, edited by Peter Goddard, 124–40. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013. Jenks, Andrew. The Cosmonaut Who Couldn't Stop Smiling: The Life and Legend of Yuri Gagarin.


Author: Christine Elaine Evans

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300208962

Category: History

Page: 360

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In the first full-length study of Soviet Central Television to draw extensively on archival sources, interviews, and television recordings, Evans challenges the idea that Soviet mass culture in the Brezhnev era was dull and formulaic. Tracing the emergence of play, conflict, and competition on Soviet news programs, serial films, and variety and game shows, Evans shows that Soviet Central Television’s most popular shows were experimental and creative, laying the groundwork for Mikhail Gorbachev’s reforms and the post-Soviet media system.

Routledge Handbook of Media Conflict and Security

His area of research expertise is the mediation of climate change, with emphasis on the web, television and the press. ... 2007), as well as editor of Popular Television in Authoritarian Europe (Manchester University Press, 2013).


Author: Piers Robinson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317914303

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

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This Handbook links the growing body of media and conflict research with the field of security studies. The academic sub-field of media and conflict has developed and expanded greatly over the past two decades. Operating across a diverse range of academic disciplines, academics are studying the impact the media has on governments pursuing war, responses to humanitarian crises and violent political struggles, and the role of the media as a facilitator of, and a threat to, both peace building and conflict prevention. This handbook seeks to consolidate existing knowledge by linking the body of conflict and media studies with work in security studies. The handbook is arranged into five parts: Theory and Principles. Media, the State and War Media and Human Security Media and Policymaking within the Security State New Issues in Security and Conflict and Future Directions For scholars of security studies, this handbook will provide a key point of reference for state of the art scholarship concerning the media-security nexus; for scholars of communication and media studies, the handbook will provide a comprehensive mapping of the media-conflict field.

German Division as Shared Experience

Larkey, E. 'Popular Music on East German Television: Constructing the Televisual Pop Community in the GDR', in Peter Goddard (ed.), Popular Television in Authoritarian Europe (New York: Manchester University Press, 2013), 176–93.


Author: Erica Carter

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789202434

Category: History

Page: 318

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Despite the nearly three decades since German reunification, there remains little understanding of the ways in which experiences overlapped across East-West divides. German Division as Shared Experience considers everyday life across the two Germanies, using perspectives from history, literary and cultural studies, anthropology and art history to explore how interconnections as well as fractures between East and West Germany after 1945 were experienced, lived and felt. Through its novel approach to historical method, the volume points to new understandings of the place of narrative, form and lived sensibility in shaping Germans’ simultaneously shared and separate experiences of belonging during forty years of division from 1945 to 1990.

Popular Television in Eastern Europe During and Since Socialism

His legend fit the European outlaw model, which was greatly influenced by Friedrich Schiller's The Robbers. ... Under 20th-century authoritarian regimes, two kinds of Janosik myths were taken up: in the pro-Nazi Slovak Republic and ...


Author: Timothy Havens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415892483

Category: History

Page: 285

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"This collection of essays responds to the recent surge of interest in popular television in Eastern Europe. This is a region where television's transformation has been especially spectacular, shifting from a state-controlled broadcast system delivering national, regional, and heavily filtered Western programming to a deregulated, multi-platform, transnational system delivering predominantly American and Western European entertainment programming. Consequently, the nations of Eastern Europe provide opportunities to examine the complex interactions among economic and funding systems, regulatory policies, globalization, imperialism, popular culture, and cultural identity.This collection will be the first volume to gather the best writing, by scholars across and outside the region, on socialist and postsocialist entertainment television as a medium, technology, and institution"--

International Dimensions of Authoritarian Persistence

58 By the end of 2011 most of the major television stations either avoided airing programs critical of the government or chose to stop covering political ... and is the owner of the most popular television channel in Ukraine, Inter.


Author: Rachel Vanderhill

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739181591

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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This book examines how international factors interact with domestic conditions to enable the persistence of authoritarianism in post-Soviet states. Several of these states are understudied in political science and their inclusion in this volume helps us develop a better understanding of the experiences, issues, and problems of post-communism.

The Reception of Charles Dickens in Europe

Dickens's Legacy in European Television Dickens was a popular source of adaptations in countries as diverse as West Germany, ... Dickens in European Television: France, Spain and Italy In 1960s and 1970s Spain, 'the authoritarian regime ...


Author: Michael Hollington

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781623560355

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

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The Reception of Charles Dickens in Europe offers a full historical survey of Dickens's reception in all the major European countries and many of the smaller ones, filling a major gap in Dickens scholarship, which has by and large neglected Dickens's fortunes in Europe, and his impact on major European authors and movements. Essays by leading international critics and translators give full attention to cultural changes and fashions, such as the decline of Dickens's fortunes at the end of the nineteenth century in the period of Naturalism and Aestheticism, and the subsequent upswing in the period of Modernism, in part as a consequence of the rise of film in the era of Chaplin and Eisenstein. It will also offer accounts of Dickens's reception in periods of political upheaval and revolution such as during the communist era in Eastern Europe or under fascism in Germany and Italy in particular.

Beyond the Divide

1 (2010); and the recently launched journal VIEW: Journal of European Television History and Culture. 6. F. S. Siebert, T. Peterson, and W. Schramm, Four Theories of the Press: The Authoritarian, Libertarian, Social Responsibility and ...


Author: Simo Mikkonen

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782388678

Category: History

Page: 335

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Cold War history has emphasized the division of Europe into two warring camps with separate ideologies and little in common. This volume presents an alternative perspective by suggesting that there were transnational networks bridging the gap and connecting like-minded people on both sides of the divide. Long before the fall of the Berlin Wall, there were institutions, organizations, and individuals who brought people from the East and the West together, joined by shared professions, ideas, and sometimes even through marriage. The volume aims at proving that the post-WWII histories of Western and Eastern Europe were entangled by looking at cases involving France, Denmark, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, and others.

European Cinemas in the Television Age

The new relationship with cinema was inspired less by the examples from the cinematic history, especially the French New Wave, than by children's and youth television. The suggestion is that this open, anti-authoritarian kind of TV has ...


Author: Dorota Ostrowska

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748629947

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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European Cinemas in the Television Age is a radical attempt to rethink the post-war history of European cinemas. The authors approach the subject from the perspective of television's impact on the culture of cinema's production, distribution, consumption and reception. Thus they indicate a new direction for the debate about the future of cinema in Europe. In every European country television has transformed economic, technological and aesthetic terms in which the process of cinema production had been conducted. Television's growing popularity has drastically reshaped cinema's audiences and forced governments to introduce policies to regulate the interaction between cinema and television in the changing and dynamic audio-visual environment. It is cinematic criticism, which was slowest in coming to terms with the presence of television and therefore most instrumental in perpetuating the view of cinema as an isolated object of aesthetic, critical and academic inquiry. The recognition of the impact of television upon European cinemas offers a more authentic and richer picture of cinemas in Europe, which are part of the complex audiovisual matrix including television and new media.

Velvet Retro

Postsocialist Nostalgia and the Politics of Heroism in Czech Popular Culture Veronika Pehe ... Authoritarian Pasts, and Intellectual History in East Central Europe after 1989 (Budapest: CEU Press, 2015); P. Ther, Europe since 1989: A ...


Author: Veronika Pehe

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789206289

Category: History

Page: 190

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Scholars of state socialism have frequently invoked “nostalgia” to identify an uncritical longing for the utopian ambitions and lived experience of the former Eastern Bloc. However, this concept seems insufficient to describe memory cultures in the Czech Republic and other contexts in which a “retro” fascination with the past has proven compatible with a steadfast critique of the state socialist era. This innovative study locates a distinctively retro aesthetic in Czech literature, film, and other cultural forms, enriching our understanding of not only the nation’s memory culture, but also the ways in which popular culture can structure collective memory.

The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries

Until now, television formats have been loosely defined or widely misunderstood. ... Interestingly, this TV format returned to Europe again and became one of Europe's top five formats in 2012, creating $126.9 million (Kemp, ...


Author: Kate Oakley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317533986

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 576

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The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries is collection of contemporary scholarship on the cultural industries and seeks to re-assert the importance of cultural production and consumption against the purely economic imperatives of the ‘creative industries’. Across 43 chapters drawn from a wide range of geographic and disciplinary perspectives, this comprehensive volume offers a critical and empirically-informed examination of the contemporary cultural industries. A range of cultural industries are explored, from videogames to art galleries, all the time focussing on the culture that is being produced and its wider symbolic and socio-cultural meaning. Individual chapters consider their industrial structure, the policy that governs them, their geography, the labour that produces them, and the meaning they offer to consumers and participants. The collection also explores the historical dimension of cultural industry debates providing context for new readers, as well as critical orientation for those more familiar with the subject. Questions of industry structure, labour, place, international development, consumption and regulation are all explored in terms of their historical trajectory and potential future direction. By assessing the current challenges facing the cultural industries this collection of contemporary scholarship provides students and researchers with an essential guide to key ideas, issues, concepts and debates in the field.