In Ireland, before the advent of television in the 1950s, the newsreels were the only visual news medium available to all sections of the Irish public. They provided important records of what audiences were shown about 20th - century historical events, figures, and politics. Constantly seeking to avoid censorship and controversy, the newsreels sought to perpetuate social norms and satisfy public taste.

This book tells the story of how the newsreels depicted the Irish as violent, insular, and backward, as well as enterprising, plucky, and an asset to Britain, depending on the political climate. The book also recounts how governments, north and south, manipulated newsreel producers in order to pursue a particular agenda, often at odds with local perspectives.

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ISBN/EAN 9780716531135
Author Ciara Chambers
Publisher Irish Academic Press
Publication date 20 Dec 2005
Format Hardback
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Ireland in the Newsreels (Hardback)

Ciara Chambers
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Richly illustrated, Ireland in the Newsreels is a vital new lens through which to look at contemporary Irish history and society. 

2005 1st Edition Hardback

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