McLoone, Martin (2008) Settling Old Scores? Religion, Secularisation and Recent Irish Cinema. In: Multiculturalism at the Start of the 21st Century. (Eds: Kujawinska Courtney, Krystyna and Kukowska, Maria A), Lodz University Press, Poland, pp. 105-116. ISBN 978-83-7525-143-2 [Book section]
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This chapter looks at the representation of religion in recent Irish cinema and argues that a dominant motif has been the humiliation or punishment of the Catholic priest. Ireland is a much more secular society than previously and these hard-hitting critiques of the Church reflects both the diminished status of Catholicism in Ireland and also is a response to recurring child abuse scandals involving the clergy.
|Item Type:||Book section|
|Keywords:||Religion, secularisation, cinema, Ireland|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Arts|
Faculty of Arts > School of Media, Film & Journalism
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Centre for Media Research|
|Deposited By:||Prof Martin McLoone|
|Deposited On:||15 Feb 2010 15:30|
|Last Modified:||15 Jun 2011 10:54|
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