Vol 3, No 5 (2014)

Television Histories in (Post)Socialist Europe

Co-edited by the European (Post)Socialist Television History Network

While recent comparative and transnational approaches in the field of European television history have demonstrated the need for (post)socialist television histories in Europe, there is currently limited scholarship dedicated to this geopolitical area of television in Europe. This area of study has mostly been relegated to the margins of other disciplines and remained isolated by national languages inaccessible to non-native scholars.

This issue is guest edited at the initiative of the European (Post)Socialist Television History Network. It opens up new perspectives on television histories from Eastern Europe and situates this emerging area of study beyond the political histories of the nation-state, Cold War isolation and East-West antagonism.

Table of Contents


Editorial HTML PDF
Dana Mustata 1-6

Opening Article

Understanding Socialist Television: Concepts, Objects, Methods HTML PDF
Sabina Mihelj 7-16


The Eichmann Trial on East German Television HTML PDF
Judith Keilbach 17-22
Intervision. Searching for Traces HTML PDF
Yulia Yurtaeva 23-34
Folklore Music on Romanian TV. From State Socialist Television to Private Channels HTML PDF
Alexandra Urdea 35-49


Exploring Transnational Media Exchange in the 1960s HTML PDF
Heather Gumbert 50-59
Connected Enemies? Programming Transfer between East and West During the Cold War and the Example of East German Television HTML PDF
Thomas Beutelschmidt, Richard Oehmig 60-67
The Great Époque of the Consumption of Imported Broadcasts. West European Television Channels and Polish Audiences during the System Transition HTML PDF
Patryk Wasiak 68-78
Italianization Accomplished. Forms and Structures of Albanian Television’s Dependency on Italian Media and Culture HTML PDF
Paolo Carelli 79-87
East and West on the Finnish Screen. Early Transnational Television in Finland HTML PDF
Mari Pajala 88-99
Retro Reappropriations. Responses to 'The Thirty Cases of Major Zeman' in the Czech Republic HTML PDF
Veronika Pehe 100-107
Multiple Faces of the Nostalgia Channel in Russia HTML PDF
Ekaterina Kalinina 108-118
The Problem of Personality on the Soviet Screen, 1950s-1960s HTML PDF
Simon Huxtable 119-130
Comparing Socialist and Post-Socialist Television Culture. Fifty Years of Television in Croatia HTML PDF
Zrinjka Peruško, Antonija Čuvalo 131-150

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