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Across the Waves: How the United States and France Shaped the International Age of Radio

Derek W. Vaillant


This book is a history of U.S.–French radio broadcasting in the twentieth century. Decades before satellite TV and the Internet, America and France interconnected regularly and instantaneously on a mass scale across the Atlantic. The book investigates how transatlantic radio developed into a dynamic field of cross-border circulation, cultural exchange, and geopolitics. Between 1931, when live broadcasts first linked U.S.–French listeners, and 1974, when France dissolved its public media monopoly, international broadcasting developed into a critical communication space that embodied turbulent i ... More

Keywords: sound studies, radio, cultural politics, techno-aesthetics, sound technology, cultural diplomacy, France, French, communications, wireless, mass media, sound, modernity, technology, culture, politics, radio, broadcasting, Americanization, globalization, international, transnational, communication

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252041419
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041419.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Derek W. Vaillant, author
University of Michigan

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