A History of the Media in Ireland

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-08-16
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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From the first book printed in Ireland in the sixteenth century, to the globalised digital media culture of today, Christopher Morash traces the history of forms of communication in Ireland over the past four centuries: the vigorous newspaper and pamphlet culture of the eighteenth century, the spread of popular literacy in the nineteenth century, and the impact of the telegraph, telephone, phonograph, cinema, and radio, which arrived in Ireland just as the Irish Free State came into being. Morash picks out specific events for detailed analysis, such as the first radio broadcast, during the 1916 Rising, or the Live Aid concert in 1985. Outlining new ways to think about Irish culture, this important book breaks new ground within Irish studies. Its accessible narrative explains how Ireland developed into the modern, globally interconnected, economy of today. This is an essential and hugely informative read for anyone interested in Irish cultural history.

Table of Contents

Stumpeworne letters: 1551-1660
bloudy newes from Ireland 23 October, 1641
Public spirits: 1660-1800
postroads to liberty: January 22, 1793
Acts of union: 1800-90
Parnellism and crime: April 18, 1887
Casual miracles: 1890-1916
broadcasting the rising: April 24, 1916
Listening in: 1921-60
helpless before the camera's eye: 5 October, 1968
1961-90: windows on the world
with satellite television you can go anywhere: 13 July, 1985
Since 1990: digitised
Conclusion: imagining a mediated Ireland
Bibliographic essay
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