Uncertain Vision: Birt, Dyke and the Reinvention of the BBC

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9780099587262: Uncertain Vision: Birt, Dyke and the Reinvention of the BBC

This unique and controversial portrait of the BBC gives unparalleled insight into the workings and problems of that venerable cultural institution during the late 1990s, and does not flinch from criticizing the policies of the then Director-General John Birt.

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Georgina Born is an academic, anthropologist, and musician, and the author of Rationalizing Culture: IRCAM, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde and Uncertain Vision: Birt, Dyke and the Reinvention of the BBC, and the coauthor of Western Music and Its Others: Difference, Representation, and Appropriation in Music.

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"A unique and intriguing insight into the inner workings of the BBC during a critical and often stormy period in its history."  —Mark Thompson, BBC Director-General

"For anyone who is interested in decoding the history of the BBC under Birt and understanding the anatomy of the organization, Georgina Born's book is the Rosetta Stone."  —Sir Richard Eyre, former member, BBC Board of Governors

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