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Reviews of Peace and Power
This important book reveals how radical politics and new communications technologies were deeply entangled in the history of Cold War-era Britain. Drawing on extensive original research into the anti-nuclear movement, Christopher R. Hill shows how activists reconfigured existing traditions of political protest for a mass media age. It will be of great interest to scholars in history and communications studies.” – Helen McCarthy, Lecturer in Modern British History, St John’s College, University of Cambridge, UK
“In this timely and convincing account, Christopher Hill reframes postwar political history by showing how the changing format and reach of mass communication shaped shifts in cultural authority, political strategy, political protest, and the relationship between the leaders of radical movements and ordinary participants. This book is necessary reading for anyone interested in the relationship between information ecologies and campaigns for a more egalitarian political order.” – Radhika Natarajan, Assistant Professor of History & Humanities, Reed College, USA
“A revealing book about the interactions between the media and political movements in sixties Britain. It blends history and communications theory to offer new insights into the cultural Cold War and to challenge prevailing views on Britain’s radical decade.” – Tony Shaw, Professor of Contemporary History, University of Hertfordshire, UK