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Title Televising history : mediating the past in postwar Europe / edited by Erin Bell and Ann Gray
Published Basingstoke [U.K.] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 269 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: History on television in Europe : the past two decades / A. Gray & E. Bell -- 'Once Upon A Time ... ': Visual Design and Documentary Openings / J. Corner -- History on Television: The Problem of Sources / L. Cigognetti & P. Sorlin -- Combatting 'A Message Without a Code': Writing the 'History' Documentary / B. Winston -- Contexts of Production: Commissioning History / A. Gray -- Beyond The Witness: The Layering of Historical Testimonies on British Television / E. Bell -- Staging Historical Leaders on French Television: The Example of Napoleon Bonaparte / I. Veyrat-Masson -- Landscape and Memory: British Television Documentaries about the Battle of Somme / E. Hanna -- Mediated Collective Memory and the Political Process Towards Democracy in Spain: An Analysis of the Spanish TV Historical Documentary Series La Transicion/ S. Hernandez Corchete -- Television Fiction, A Domain of Memory: Retelling the Past on Dutch Television / S. de Leeuw -- Facing the truth, pain and reconciliation / A. Blaney -- Women and War / M. Rohringer -- History in Popular Television Drama: The Flemish past in Wij, Heren van Zichem / A. Dhoest -- 'I Feel Completely Beautiful For the First Time In My Life': Bodily Re-Enactment and Reality Documentary / J. de Groot -- (Re)Constructing Biographies: German Television Docudrama and the Historical Biography / T. Ebbrecht -- Flog It!: Nostalgia and Lifestyle on British Daytime Television / I. Kleinecke-Bates -- Who Do You Think You Are? Family History and Memory on British Television / A. Holdsworth -- Conclusion: Broader themes and televisualization / E. Bell and A. Gray
Summary Televising History: Mediating the Past in Postwar Europe examines the representation of history on television in the context of the immense economic and political changes experienced in Europe in the postwar era, and particularly in the past three decades. It considers how elements of the recent and more distant past have been used and adopted by scholars and media professionals alike. The book shows how, within the broader context of cultural, economic, political and aesthetic change, pan-European developments in broadcasting, and particularly in televisual modes, forms and imperatives, have mediated the way in which the past is represented onscreen. Considering the programming of ten European nations, the contributors also represent a range of disciplines, from sociology and history to film studies and television studies, demonstrating the diversity and richness of this growing interdisciplinary field
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Documentary television programs -- Europe -- History and criticism.
Historical television programs -- Europe -- History and criticism.
History on television.
Television and history -- Europe.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Documentary-style television programs.
Documentary-style television programs.
Form Electronic book
Author Bell, Erin, 1975-
Gray, Ann, 1946-
Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN 0230277209 (electronic bk.)
9780230277205 (electronic bk.)