The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use introduction to the field
  • Grounds theory with global examples
  • Takes it further with recommended reading
  • Covers the central ideas and practices from production and media studies
  • Situates radio studies within its historical context and contemporary auditory culture

Imagined Community

Imagined community

This refers to the sense of belonging to a defined community (including the nation), which radio and other media are able to foster among listeners.

Both of the most important radio-centric cultural histories of America draw heavily on the concept of the imagined community ...

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