Author Blake, Art M., author
Title Radio, race, and audible difference in post-1945 America : the citizens band / by Art M. Blake
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Pivot, 2019
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Descript 1 online resource (xv, 92 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note 1. America in Color: The Postwar Audible Spectrum -- 2. The Sounds of White Vulnerability -- 3. Mobilizing Black Technoculture -- 4. Queering the Spectrum from Radio to Local TV
In the second half of the twentieth century, new sounds began to reverberate across the United States. The voices of African-Americans as well as of women, Latinx, queer, and trans people broke through in social movements, street protests, and in media stories of political and social disruption. Postwar America literally sounded different. This book argues that new technologies and new mobilities sharpened American attention to these audibly coded identities, on the radio, on the streets and highways, in new music, and on television. Covering the Puerto Rican migration to New York in the 1950s, the varying uses of CB radio by white and African American citizens in the 1970s, and the emergence of audible queerness, Art M. Blake attunes us to the sounds of race, mobility, and audible difference. As he argues, marginalized groups disrupted the postwar machine age by using new media technologies to make themselves heard
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Subject Radio broadcasting -- Social aspects -- United States
Radio broadcasting -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Minorities in communication -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Mass media and minorities -- United States -- History -- 20th century
US History
African American Culture
History of Technology
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