A Loss of Innocence? : Television and Irish Society, 1960-72 (1ST)

A Loss of Innocence? : Television and Irish Society, 1960-72 (1ST)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 401 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780719077852
  • DDC分類 302.234509415

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This book explores the evolution of Ireland's national television service during its first tumultuous decade, addressing how the medium helped undermine the conservative political, cultural and social consensus that dominated Ireland into the 1960s. It also traces the development of the BBC and ITA in Northern Ireland, considering how television helped undermine a state that had long governed without consensus. Using a wide array of new archival sources and extensive interviews Savage illustrates how an increasingly confident television service upset political, religious and cultural elites who were profoundly uncomfortable with the changes taking place around them. Savage argues that during this period television was not a passive actor, but an active agent often times aggressively testing the limits of the medium and the patience of governments. Television helped facilitate a process of modernisation that slowly transformed Irish society during the 1960s.This book will be essential for those interested in contemporary Irish political and cultural history and readers interested in media history, and cultural studies. -- .

Table of Contents

List of figures                                    vi
Acknowledgements ix
Introduction 1 (5)
1 A compromise with commerce? The origins of 6 (18)
Irish television
2 'A stranger among us': Edward Roth and the 24 (28)
establishment of Telefis ノireann
3 An instrument of public policy? Political 52 (38)
culture and television in Lemass's Ireland
4 Transition 90 (47)
5 'Irresponsible, amateurish, lacking in 137(26)
research, lacking in fact'? The limits of
public service broadcasting and the 1969 7 Days
tribunal
6 Religious broadcasting 163(55)
7 Radharc, the Catholic Church and cultural 218(28)
shift in modern Ireland
8 Finding a voice? The Irish language and Irish 246(72)
television
9 A box of troubles: television and Northern 318(65)
Ireland
Conclusion 383(2)
Bibliography 385(8)
Index 393