A Social History of the Cinema in Wales, 1918-1951

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Author(s): Peter Miskell

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh Interest

  • May 2006 · 224pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Paperback - 9780708318782

About The Book

“A Social History of the Cinema in Wales” offers a perspective on the place of cinema in Welsh popular culture. The ‘golden age’ of cinema entertainment is now half a century behind us, yet it continues to linger in popular memory.


"...admirably readable book...Miskell has undoubtedly provided a fascinating account that is founded upon painstaking empirical research. This book should not just be of interest to students of Welsh culture and history, but to all those that seek to make sense of the subtle patterns of difference within fractured nation states that are so relevant in an era dominated both by globalization and resurgent nationalism." Steve Blandford, Planet, Issue 181 "This is an important volume in the growing number of published studies on film and media in Wales." "...attractive volume." "This is a significant study which will no doubt be extremely useful for media researchers in Wales and beyond. It provides new and fascinating insights into cinema as an industry in Wales." "Miskell's study undoubtedly enhances our knowledge of this extremely popular pastime and industry in Wales." Gwenno Ffrancon, Swansea University, New Welsh Review, No. 75A"This is a topic of no small historical significance and Miskell has crafted a thoughtful, detailed and enjoyable book.A"Martin Johnes, Urban History, Volume 34/3

About the Author(s)

Peter Miskell

Peter Miskell is Professor of International Business and Media History at the University of Reading.

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