The becoming of radio bodies

Anne Leonora Blaakilde*

*Corresponding author

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In this article, listening to the radio is investigated as an embodied articulation from a life historical perspective. How did and does radio configure with embodied practices from the beginning of radio broadcasting until today? The study is based on qualitative life historical interviews with 14 Danish radio listeners born between 1928 and 1948. Drawing on socio-material theory, the relationship between listening bodies and the materiality of radio apparatuses is analysed as a material-cultural intra-action from a temporal perspective. Interpretations of the personal narratives of elderly Danes who have grown up with and experienced radio all their lives suggest that living with radio articulates a becoming of a modernized ‘radio body’. This article forms part of ‘Media and the Ageing Body’ special issue.
TidsskriftEuropean Journal of Cultural Studies
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)290-304
Antal sider15
StatusUdgivet - 1 jun. 2018
Udgivet eksterntJa

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Funding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/ or publication of this article: This research project and publication was funded by Velux Foundation, Denmark as a part of the greater research project, Aldring og alderdom i medierne og ældre men-neskers mediebrug situated at University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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