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- DescriptionIn this media history of the Caribbean, Alejandra Bronfman traces howtechlogy, culture, and politics developed in a region that was wired earlierand more widely than many other parts of the Americas. Haiti, Cuba,and Jamaica acquired radio and broadcasting in the early stages of theglobal expansion of telecommunications techlogies. Imperial historieshelped forge these material connections through which the United States,Great Britain, and the islands created a virtual laboratory for experiments inaudiopolitics and listening practices. As radio became an established medium worldwide, it burgeoned in theCaribbean because the region was a hub for intense foreign and domesticcommercial and military activities. Attending to everyday life, infrastructure,and sounded histories during the waxing of an American empire andthe waning of British influence in the Caribbean, Bronfman does t allowthe tion of empire to stand solely for domination. By the time of the ColdWar, broadcasting had become a ubiquitous phemen that renderedsound and voice central to political mobilisation in the Caribbean nationsthrowing off what remained of their imperial tethers.
- Author BiographyAlejandra Bronfman is associate professor of history at the University of BritishColumbia and the author of Measures of Equality: Social Science, Citizenship, and Racein Cuba, 1902-1940.
- Author(s)Alejandra Bronfman
- PublisherThe University of North Carolina Press
- Date of Publication30/08/2016
- SubjectCommunication & Media
- Place of PublicationChapel Hill
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe University of North Carolina Press
- Content Note9 halftones
- Weight367 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine14 mm
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