The Construction of a Partitionist Mentality: Early Broadcasting in Ireland

Martin McLoone

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBroadcasting in a Divided Community: Seventy Years of the BBC in Northern Ireland
    EditorsMartin McLoone
    PublisherQueen's University Belfast
    Pages20-34
    ISBN (Print)085389-620-8
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

    Keywords

    • television history
    • BBC NI
    • Radio Éireann
    • essentialism
    • national identity

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    McLoone, M. (1996). The Construction of a Partitionist Mentality: Early Broadcasting in Ireland. In M. McLoone (Ed.), Broadcasting in a Divided Community: Seventy Years of the BBC in Northern Ireland (pp. 20-34). Queen's University Belfast.