The Competitors

Butt, Richard (2007) The Competitors. In: The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, Volume 4: Professionalism and Diversity 1880–2000. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 16-30. ISBN 9780748618293

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At the start of the twentieth century the Scottish press was well established while cinema was an emerging cottage industry. By the century’s end the mass media had become a highly organised force with profound social and economic power, developing from something that was of little threat to Scottish publishers to serious competition for the leisure time and money of Scottish readers. This chapter examines the development of Scotland’s media industries and the range of mass media entertainment available to Scottish audiences in the twentieth century, while also considering the sometimes symbiotic, sometimes parasitic relationship between these new media and the oldest one.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management > Media, Communication and Production
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2010 09:50
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2017 08:36


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