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

Intimacy

Intimacy

The sense of personal closeness or familiarity that can exist between radio (or its presenters) and listeners.

The idea that radio is intimate is something of a commonplace in radio literature. Crisell refers to radio as ‘an intimate medium’ (1994: 11) and Shingler and Wieringa write about ‘the unusual intimacy ...

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