"We can remember it for you wholesale": Lessons of the broadcast blacklist

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dc.contributor.author Stabile, Carol A.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-17T12:35:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-17T12:35:29Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation “’We Can Remember It For You Wholesale': Lessons of the Broadcast Blacklist", Moment of Danger: Critical Communication History, Ed Janice Peck and Inger Stole, Marquette University Press, 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-87462-034-4
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/12209
dc.description 14 pages en_US
dc.description.abstract The following essay considers the ways in which the broadcast blacklist affected how media studies scholars think about and study the 1950s, as well how we understand the role of gender and family in 1950s popular culture. At the start of the 1950s--at the very moment in which television was emerging, in the words of blacklisted writer Shirley Graham DuBois, as "the newest, the most powerful, the most direct means of communication devised by Man ... .[whose] potentialities for Good or for Evil are boundless"--a massive ideological crackdown occurred in broadcasting (Graham 1964. By focusing on how the blacklist made struggles over gender, race, and class unspeakable in the new medium, this essays seeks to restore the memory of these struggles and their participants to accounts of the 1950s, to underscore the strategic manipulation of culture and memory by conservative forces, and to remind us just how crucial historical research is for media studies. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Marquette University Press en_US
dc.rights rights_reserved en_US
dc.subject Blacklisting of entertainers -- United States
dc.subject Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century
dc.title "We can remember it for you wholesale": Lessons of the broadcast blacklist en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US


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