Radio in Small Nations: Production, Programmes and Audiences

Posted on 28 November 2012
Radio in Small Nations

Published this month by the University of Wales Press, Radio in Small Nations: Production, Programmes, and Audiences is the first title in a new series of volumes examining different dimensions of the media and culture in small nations. 

Whether at a local, national or international level, radio has played and continues to play a key role in nurturing or denying – even destroying – people’s sense of ‘belonging’ to a particular community, whether it be defined in terms of place, ethnicity, language or patterns of consumption. Typically, the radio has been used for purposes of propaganda and as a means of forging national identity both at home and also further afield in the case of colonial exploits. 

Edited by Richard J. Hand and Mary Traynor, as part of the new Global Media and Small Nations series, the authors propose a stimulating discussion on the role radio has played in a variety of nation contexts worldwide.

There are currently no books which consider the breadth of radio’s role in small nations. Drawing on examples of four models of radio, this volume provides an historical and contemporary overview of radio in a number of small nations.

Richard Hand is a Professor in Theatre and Media Drama at the University of Glamorgan, and Mary Traynor is Head of Learning and Teaching at Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries.


Radio in Small Nations: Production, Programmes, and Audiences (November 2012) Edited by: Richard J. Hand and Mary Traynor
Series: Global Media and Small Nations
£95 | HB | 9780708325438 | 216x138 mm | 224pp - 2 Maps


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