Sound, Space and Society

Rebel Radio

  • Kimberley Peters

Part of the Geographies of Media book series (GOM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Kimberley Peters
    Pages 1-19
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    Pages 21-38
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  5. Kimberley Peters
    Pages 57-73
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    Pages 75-94
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    Pages 95-112
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 113-120

About this book


In 1964, rebel radio stations took to the seas in converted ships to offer listening choice to a young, resistant audience, against a backdrop of restrictive broadcasting policies. This book draws on this exceptional moment in social history, and the decades that followed, teasing out the relations between sound, society and space that were central to ‘pirate’ broadcasting activities. With a turn towards mediated life in geography, studies of radio have been largely absent. However, radio remains the most pervasive mass communications medium. This book breaks new ground, discussing in depth the relationship between radio, space and society; considering how space matters in the production, consumption and regulation of audio transmission, through the geophysical spaces of sea, land and air. It is relevant for readers interested in geographies of media, sensory spatial experience, everyday geopolitics and the turn towards elemental and more-than-human geographies.


radio studies radio and society Sound studies space and sound studies geopolitics geographies of media mobility Multi-sensory geographies non-representational geography Radio Caroline British broadcasting history pirate radio

Authors and affiliations

  • Kimberley Peters
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geography and PlanningUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-57675-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-57676-7
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