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.
|Title of host publication||Broadcasting in a Divided Community: Seventy Years of the BBC in Northern Ireland|
|Publisher||Queen's University Belfast|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
- television history
- BBC NI
- Radio Éireann
- national identity
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.