The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Broadcasting

The media play a key role in post-apartheid South Africa and is often positioned at the centre of debates around politics, identity and culture. Media, such as radio, are often said to also play a role in deepening democracy, while simultaneously holding the power to frame political events, shape public discourse and impact citizens’ perceptions of reality. Broadcasting Democracy: Radio and Identity in South Africa provides an exciting look into the diverse world of South African radio, exploring how various radio formats and stations play a role in constructing post-apartheid identities. At the centre of the book is the argument that various types of radio stations represent autonomous systems of cultural activity, and are ‘consumed’ as such by listeners. In this sense, it argues that South African radio is ‘broadcasting democracy’. Broadcasting Democracy will be of interest to media scholars and radio listeners alike.

Product information

Format : 198mm x 148mm
Pages : 184
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2542-8
Publish Year : November 2017
Rights : World Rights

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Public service broadcasting – A brief history of Radio in South Africa

Chapter 3 Community Radio: Subaltern counterpublics

Chapter 4 Commercial talk radio and the public sphere

Chapter 5 Commercial music radio and identity: Good Hope FM and Metro FM as case studies

Chapter 6 Radio convergence and online public spheres

Chapter 7 Conclusions – the future of radio in South Africa

References

Index

Tanja Bosch is an Associate Professor of Media Studies and Production at the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town, where she teaches and conducts research in media theory, social media, radio studies and broadcast journalism. She completed an MA in Communication for Development while a Fulbright Scholar at Ohio University, where she also graduated with a PhD in Communication. Her PhD thesis on community radio and identity was awarded the US based Broadcast Education Association “Best Thesis” award in 2004. Tanja is a former station manager of Bush Radio community radio, and has worked as a media trainer for a range of local and international organisations.

Share this

You might also consider these related books

2016  Large

Peace-Making in Divided Societies
The Israel-South Africa analogy

This occasional paper explores lessons that the unresolved Israel-Palestinian conflict can draw from South Africa's 'negotiated revolution'. Six realms are compared: economic interdependence, religious divisions, third party interventions, leadership, political culture and violence. The author also sheds light on the nature of ethnicity as well as the limits of negotiation politics.

Product information

Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 80
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2080-X (SCI 2)
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2080-5
Publish Year : 2002
Price R 98.00
1968  Large

The Evolving Spatial Form of Cities in a Globalising World Economy:
Johannesburg and So Paulo

The use, management and regulation of urban space comes under the spotlight in this occasional paper that highlights a new kind of global urban form, 'postmodern urbanism'. The author uses two aspirant world-class cities, Johannesburg and So Paulo, to describe the spatial fragmentation of the urban landscape.

Product information

Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 68
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2072-9 (D&G 5)
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2072-0
Publish Year : 2004
Price R 98.00
2214  Large

Giving and Solidarity
Resource Flows for Poverty Alleviation in South Africa

While the South African government is tackling poverty amongst its citizenry as a national priority and has developed various pro-poor initiatives, how generously do ordinary South Africans give of their own time and money to assist with the alleviation of poverty, and why?

Product information

Format : 198mm x 148mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 332
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2201-2
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2201-4
Publish Year : 2007
Rights : World Rights
Price R 180.00
2000  Large

Local Government, Local Governance and Sustainable Development
Getting the parameters right

This is an examination of the transformation of South Africa's apartheid local government system into a development-oriented system of municipal governance. Continuing short and long-term interventions by both the central and provincial governments will be needed if local government is to deliver its desired outputs.

Product information

Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 32
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2079-6 (IRRD 4)
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2079-9
Publish Year : 2002
Price R 115.00