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ERIC Number: ED307648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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Broadcasting in Iceland: Cultural Protectionism and U.S. Influence.
Hudson, Tim
Icelanders are a highly literate people, their culture tied together by perhaps the most complete written tradition of any modern nation. No wonder, then, that the tiny island country seemed in no rush to develop a television broadcasting system. Indeed, it is questionable whether television would have been in demand at all if not for outside influences. Of course, eventually it would have, since Iceland, though isolated and homogeneous, is a modern society. Yet in many ways television in Iceland developed as a reaction to the presence of a United States controlled broadcast facility. Preservation of a unique and treasured way of life brought about both the condemnation of television and its development. (Twenty-one references are attached.) (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iceland; United States