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Françoise Dolto and her legacy
Author: Richard Bates

In Psychoanalysis and the family, Richard Bates reveals the striking range and extent of the influence of Françoise Dolto (1908–88) – child psychoanalyst and France’s leading authority on parenting and family dynamics from the 1970s onwards.

Against the backdrop of rapid economic, social and cultural change, Dolto emerged as a new, reassuring, national presence. Seen as a national treasure, her views proved influential on a wide range of issues linked to psychology, parenting, education, gender, sexuality, bioethics and children’s culture and rights. Dolto claimed the mantle of a progressive, innovative expert who swept away outdated concepts – but Bates demonstrates that her ideas in fact had deep roots in right-wing, anti-feminist currents. Dolto used her media platforms and the cultural authority of psychoanalysis to ensure that her psychoanalytic vision affected the whole French nation and was implanted in a variety of institutional settings. Bates shows how her vision had lasting repercussions, in areas ranging from the treatment of autism to the organisation of children’s centres.

In demonstrating Dolto’s importance, this highly original, thoroughly researched book makes an essential contribution to historical understanding of twentieth-century French society. It forces a reassessment of the place of psychoanalysis in French social history, showing that its true significance lay well beyond the academic seminar or the consulting room.

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Su Holmes

focuses on the institutional context from which the programmes examined in this book emerged. While acknowledging that the concepts of both “public service” and the “popular” are difficult to define, the chapter examines how they were interpreted by the BBC, and how their relationship changed over time, moving across the early history of radio and television, up until the advent of ITV. The chapter then sets out how and why the case studies examined in the book might be categorised as “popular”. Chapter 2 explores The Grove Family (BBC, 1954–57), which has secured a

in Entertaining television
The BBC and popular television culture in the 1950s
Author: Su Holmes

This book focuses attention on a particular aspect of the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) remit. It examines how the concepts of both 'public service' and the 'popular' were interpreted by the BBC. The book also examines how their relationship changed over time, moving across the early history of radio and television, up until the advent of Independent Television (ITV). It explores The Grove Family, which has secured a certain visibility in British television history due to its status as "British television's first soap opera". By focusing on a number of programme case studies such as the soap opera, the quiz/game show, the 'problem' show and programmes dealing with celebrity culture, the book demonstrates how BBC television surprisingly explored popular interests and desires. The book details how the quiz or game show, or to use the dominant term from the time, the "give-away" show, has been used to map sharp differences between the BBC and ITV in the 1950s. It focuses on the BBC's 'problem' or 'private life' programme, Is This Your Problem? ( ITYP?), in which members of the public asked the advice of an expert panel. The book explores television's relations with fame in the 1950s. It details how This is Your Life (TIYL) became a privileged site for debates about television's renegotiation of the boundaries of public/private, particularly with regard to audiences' cultural access to famous selves.

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Closing thoughts
Richard J. Hand

directly perceived and absorbed: there can be no smoke and mirrors with audio as most of the time it works best in complete, undistracting darkness. It may seem ‘old’, and the history of radio is one of extraordinary change and progress, but even in a culture obsessed with vision, audio drama will continue: as Bert Coules states, ‘any storytelling medium so potent, so personal, so varied and so powerful

in Listen in terror
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Listening in terror
Richard J. Hand

aficionados and academics to locate and share digitised recordings, and also to categorise and chronicle the schedules and repertoire of broadcast drama. These endeavours help to expand available resources and ‘fill the gaps’ in the history of radio drama. In addition, the digital world has created a renaissance for spoken-word performance with downloadable or streaming plays and a new and prolific generation

in Listen in terror
A genealogy of the semantic paradigm of radio dramaturgy
Farokh Soltani

become the semantic paradigm, but can be considered part of what Hall labels ‘[t]he history of radio art and experimental radio [that] can be read as a “counter-historyof radio, one which works both in parallel with as well as against the grain of a canonical broadcasting history’ ( 2015 : 25). This mode of dramaturgy manifests tendencies that I have described as resonant. The alternative approach – which encompassed experiments by Guthrie, who wrote the ‘microphone play’ The Squirrel’s Cage ( 1931 ), Archie Harding, who worked on operas for

in Radio / body
Clive Webb

Conflict”, Race & Class 12.3 (1971): 275. 13 David Hendy, Life on Air: A History of Radio Four (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), 20. 14 “Economic Expediency – Road to Chaos”, advertisement for event hosted by the Milwaukee Society, 7 May 1969, POLL 10/6B. 15 Paul H. Douglas and J. Enoch Powell, How Big Should Government Be? (Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1968), 61. 16 M. R. Saxon to Leonard Read, Foundation for Economic Education, 14 May 1971; Enoch Powell to Leonard Reed, 18 May 1971, POLL 10/6B

in Global white nationalism
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The problem of radio drama
Farokh Soltani

of listening, and show that, for various reasons, the semantic mode became dominant, and resonant dramaturgies were marginalised. As a central example, I compare the attitudes of two key pioneers of radio drama, Lance Sieveking and Val Gielgud, in order to point to the contingent historical, cultural and technological factors that led to shaping the semantic paradigm. I then continue to trace the paradigm through three distinct eras of the history of radio drama, performing a series of case studies to demonstrate how the mode remains extant through the history of

in Radio / body
Spectacle and Spanish identity during Franco’s dictatorship
Juan Francisco Gutiérrez Lozano

radio en España. Volumen II (1939–1985) (History of Radio in Spain: Volume II (1939–1985)). Madrid: Cátedra. M. Björkin with J. F. Gutiérrez Lozano (2008), ‘European television audiences: Localising the viewers’, in J. Bignell and A. Fickers (eds), A European Television History. Oxford: Blackwell. J. Bonaut (2008), ‘La influencia de la programación deportiva en el desarrollo histórico de TVE durante el monopolio de la televisión pública (1956–1988)’ (‘The influence of sports programming in the historical development of TVE during the monopoly of public television

in Popular television in authoritarian Europe
Recorded sound and the state of audio play on post-‘golden age’ US network radio
Harry Heuser

. , and I. Freeman ( 1954 ). ‘ Eavesdropping in New York 19 ’, High Fidelity , May, 31–3 . Otfinoski , S. ( 2000 ). The Golden Age of Novelty Songs . New York : Billboard Books . Rothenbuhler , E. , and T. McCourt ( 2002 ). ‘ Radio redefines itself, 1947–1962 ’, in M. Hilmes and J. Loviglio (eds) , Radio Reader: Essays in the Cultural History of Radio . New York : Routledge , pp. 367–87 . Schapiro , M. ( 1978 ) ‘ Recent abstract painting ’, in Modern Art . New York : George Braziller , pp. 213–26 . Schwartz , T. ( 1983

in Tuning in to the neo-avant-garde