Evolution on British Television and Radio - Transmissions and Transmutations

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Opis

This book charts the history of how biological evolution has been depicted on British television and radio, from the first radio broadcast on evolution in 1925 through to the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s Origin of the Species in 2009. Going beyond science documentaries, the chapters deal with a broad range of broadcasting content to explore evolutionary themes in radio dramas, educational content, and science fiction shows like Doctor Who. The book makes the case that the dominant use in science broadcasting of the ‘evolutionary epic’, a narrative based on a progressive vision of scientific endeavour, is part of the wider development of a standardised way of speaking about science in society during the 20th century. In covering the diverse range of approaches to depicting evolution used in British productions, the book demonstrates how their success had a global influence on the genres and formats of science broadcasting used today.

Współtwórcy

Autor:
Alexander Hall

Dalsza informacja

Adnotacja do ilustracji:
XV, 281 p. 14 illus., 7 illus. in color.
Spis treści:
1. Introduction: surveying the airwaves.
2. Situating the Story: the early years of evolution on the wireless.
3. Evolving the content for the small-screen, from radio to early television formats.
4. Educating the Next Generation: schools and adult education


5. Settling into the Schedule: speaking about evolution across diverse genres


6. Humanist Blockbusters: the evolutionary epic on television


7. Reluctantly talking about Human Origins: Creationism in British broadcasting


8. Remembering or deifying? The Darwin anniversaries of 1959 and 2009


9. Conclusion 

Recommendation:
“With this historical account of the presentation of evolution on British television and radio, Alexander Hall adopts an astute angle to discuss the broader and more fundamental topic of the relationship between science and religion as it played out in 20th-century broadcast media. This is a well-researched study, revealing cultural trends and patterns which could easily go un-noticed, written well for specialists and non-specialists alike.”
- Jean-Baptiste Gouyon,  author of BBC Wildlife Documentaries in the Age of Attenborough (Palgrave, 2019)

Uwagi:
Analyses how evolutionary themes have been represented across all broadcasting genres in the UK across the 20th century


Demonstrates how media producers play a crucial role in the translation and popularisation of scientific ideas


Highlights how science communication often reflects wider societal narratives and worldviews

Nośnik:
Twarda oprawa
Publisher:
Springer International Publishing
Biografie:
Alexander Hall is a historian of science and Research Fellow in the Institute for STEMM in Society and Culture at the University of Birmingham, UK. His work examines the intersections between science and the media, exploring the narrative and visual forms of science communication to better understand sciences’ role in society.

Język:
Angielski
Edycja:
1st ed. 2021
Liczba stron:
281

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Rodzaj produktu:
Książka zszyta
Wymiary opakowania:
0.216 x 0.155 x 0.025 m; 0.52 kg
GTIN:
09783030830427
DUIN:
KUV0SF56R8M
404,47 zł
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