Paving the Empire Road

Paving the Empire Road BBC Television and Black Britons

Hardback (31 Oct 2011) | English

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Beginning in the 1930s and moving into the post millennium, this book provides a historical analysis of the policies and practices established by the BBC as it attempted to assist white Britons in adjusting to the presence of African-Caribbeans. Among the themes the book explores are current representations of race, the future of British television and its impact on multi-ethnic audiences. The chapters include an extensive analysis of television programming, along with personal interviews that reveal the efforts of black Britons working for the BBC, whether as writers, producers or actors.

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Manchester University Press

Manchester University Press

Founded in 1904, MUP is the third largest University Press in England and publishes monographs and textbooks by authors from all over the world. Currently publishing 145 new books a year and managing a portfolio of 14 journals as well as an extensive backlist of over 1000 titles, the Press sells more than 150,000 books each year to a global audience. The Press exports some 50 percent of output to more than 60 countries using representatives in Britain, Ireland and Europe and agents elsewhere including North America, Canada and Australia.

Book information

ISBN: 9780719081675
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 384.554408996729041
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 267
Weight: 588g
Height: 240mm
Width: 157mm
Spine width: 27mm