Irish-language broadcasting: history, ideology and identity

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Title: Irish-language broadcasting: history, ideology and identity
Authors: Watson, Iarfhlaith
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Date: 2002
Online since: 2014-06-05T13:44:46Z
Abstract: Irish-language broadcasting is discussed. The history of Irish-language broadcasting is outlined from the 1920s to the present. Irish-language broadcasting since the 1960s is placed in the context of two competing ideologies - a traditional and a modern ideology. These ideologies are the foundations on which contradictory demands placed on TG4 are built. The conflict between minority rights and market forces are discussed in relation to TG4. It is argued that although TG4 might be expected to offer Irish speakers a public sphere in which they can participate democratically as citizens, it is more likely that TG4 plays another important role of offering a mythic domain for the construction of identity.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Sage Publications
Journal: Media Culture and Society
Volume: 24
Issue: 6
Start page: 739
End page: 757
Copyright (published version): 2002 Sage Publications
Keywords: IrelandCitizenshipDemocracyMediaMinorityTelevision
DOI: 10.1177/016344370202400601
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Sociology Research Collection

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