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The Construction of a Partitionist Mentality: Early Broadcasting in Ireland

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McLoone, Martin (1996) The Construction of a Partitionist Mentality: Early Broadcasting in Ireland. In: Broadcasting in a Divided Community: Seventy Years of the BBC in Northern Ireland. (Eds: McLoone, Martin), QUB Insitute of Irish Studies, pp. 20-34. ISBN 085389-620-8 [Book section]

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A consideration of early broadcasting in Ireland, north and south, the article argues that both the BBC in Belfast and Radio Éireann in Dublin were established with a conservative and essentialist cultural agenda. However, broadcasting itself was not always amenable to such a limited cultural horizon and the early years are marked with moments of interesting controversy and contradiction.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:television history, BBC NI, Radio Éireann, essentialism, national identity
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Media, Film & Journalism
Research Institutes and Groups:Centre for Media Research
ID Code:15767
Deposited By:Prof Martin McLoone
Deposited On:23 Sep 2010 15:42
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 10:55

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