The Centre is currently editing a series of ten volumes which focus on different aspects of the media and culture in small nations, first nations and diaspora communities. Published by the University of Wales Press, the titles will provide a particular focus on such issues of national identity, localisation and globalisation, though clearly each separate volume will provide a unique perspective. Future titles will include television, art, architecture, literature and the press.
Theatre and Performance in Small Nations (Intellect, 2013)
edited by Steve Blandford
This is the first book to explore an emerging field (small nations) from the point of view of theatre and performance. It draws upon a particularly wide range of national contexts. It includes chapters written by widely published experts in the field. Arguing that the cultures of small nations offer vital insights into the way people relate to national identity in a globalized world, Theatre and Performance in Small Nations features an array of case studies that examine the relationships between theatre, performance, identity, and the nation. These contributions cover a wide range of national contexts, including small 'stateless’ nations such as Catalonia, Scotland, and Wales; First Nations such as indigenous Australia and the Latino United States; and geographically enormous nations whose relationships with powerful neighbours radically affect their sense of cultural autonomy.
Radio in Small Nations: Productions, Programmes and Audiences (UWP, 2012)
edited by Richard J. Hand and Mary Traynor
This is the first title in a new series of volumes examining different dimensions of the media and culture in small nations. Whether at a local, national or international level, radio has played and continues to play a key role in nurturing or denying, even destroying, peoples sense of belonging to a particular community, whether it be defined in terms of place, ethnicity, language or patterns of consumption. Typically, the radio has been used for purposes of propaganda and as a means of forging national identity both at home and also further afield in the case of colonial exploits. Drawing on examples of four models of, the chapters in this volume will provide an historical and contemporary overview of radio in a number of small nations. The authors propose a stimulating discussion on the role radio has played in a variety of nation contexts worldwide.