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The Media in Scotland

Edited by Neil Blain and David Hutchison

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9780748627998
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671205 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627998.001.0001
The Media in Scotland

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This is the first comprehensive survey of the media in Scotland. The contributors are drawn from six universities and other areas of Scottish life, and together they offer the reader succinct historical accounts and analyses of contemporary trends. The book celebrates achievements in the Scottish media but it also asks searching questions about what the future might hold and about the vexed relationship between London and Scotland. Among the topics covered are film, television drama, soap opera, radio and popular music and broadcast comedy. The relationship between politics and the media is explored, as are the representations of gender and of ethnicity. The use of the Scots language and the development of Gaelic media are discussed. The contemporary communications environment post-devolution is examined, as is the relationship among sport, the media and new technology. The book also contains separate chapters on the historical development of the press, cinema and broadcasting north of the border, while an introductory essay explores the complexities involved in the representation of Scotland within and furth of the country. The book is designed to stimulate academic and public debate at a time when both the media and the constitutional situation are in a state of considerable flux.

Keywords: Scottish media; press; cinema; broadcasting; constitutional situation

Book.  320 pages. 

Subjects: Media Studies

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