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Mapping Irish Media

Critical Explorations

"Mapping Irish Media" offers up-to-date research and analysis of the Irish media by Ireland’s leading experts in the field. The book is sponsored by the School of Communications at Dublin City University and is specially intended as a much-needed textbook for the fast growing numbers of media studies students in Ireland. It is highly readable and also suitable for those with a general interest in the subject. The book focuses on a wide range of media including the more traditional broadcast and print media (newspapers, radio, and television and film), and also engages with newer media such as the internet and DVD, and newer media genres such as reality TV. Although the book is traditionally structured in sections on production, texts and audiences, the editors’ intention has been to raise issues which cross-cut these different aspects. The contributors present a range of theoretical approaches, provide comparisons with the media in other countries, and consider in particular the effect of globalisation and increasing consumer choice.

320 pages


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Table of Contents

John Horgan, Barbara O’Connor, Helena Sheehan, Introduction Section 1 Production Farrel Corcoran, Irish Television in a Global Context John Horgan, Paul McNamara and John O’Sullivan, Irish Print and Broadcast Media - The Political, Economic, Journalistic and Professional Context Iarfhlaith Watson, Recent and Current Trends in Irish Language Broadcasting Roddy Flynn, About Adam - Film Policy in Ireland since 1993 Paschal Preston, Ireland’s Way to the Information Society - Knowledge(s) and Media Matters Section 2 Representation Patrick Kinsella, War and Peace on the Screen - Representations of Conflict in Ireland Mark O’Brien, Selling Fear? The Changing Face of Crime Reporting in Ireland Brian Trench, Irish Media Representations of Science Helena Sheehan, Television Drama as Social History - The Case of Fair City Pat Brereton, Characteristics of Contempoary Irish Film Section 3 Reception Aphra Kerr, Transnational Flows - Media Use by Poles in Ireland Barbara O’Connor, Big Brother Meets the Celtic Tiger? Reality TV, Cultural Values and Identities Debbie Ging, New Lads or Protest Masculinities? Exploring the Meanings of Male Marginalisation in Contemporary Irish Film Miriam Judge, Teachers and the Consumption of ICT - A Sociocultural Analysis of a Technology-Based Change Project in Schools Rosemary Day, Listen to Yourself! The Audience as Broadcaster in Community Radio Notes Bibliography Index.

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