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John Coffin memorial lecture in the history of the book

Adrian Johns has recently published Death of a pirate: British Broadcasting and the Origins of the Information Age (New York: W.W. Norton, 2010).

The book focuses on a shooting in 1960s Britain that brought to a head the challenge of pirate radio stations to the public broadcasting monopoly held by the BBC. From this starting point it expands to address the politics of broadcasting, culture, and public authority that lay behind the incident. It also outlines the role of pirate media in the emergence of neoliberalism, with connections to today's digital culture.


Adrian Johns | talks


Date and Time:

28 June 2011 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



School of Advanced Study, University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
020 7862 8653

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Free to attend

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