The Irish Language and Television: National Identity, Preservation, Restoration and Minority Rights

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Title: The Irish Language and Television: National Identity, Preservation, Restoration and Minority Rights
Authors: Watson, Iarfhlaith
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Date: Jun-1996
Online since: 2014-06-09T14:34:51Z
Abstract: This paper examines the new Irish language television channel, Teilifis na Gaeilge. The politico-ideological and economic environments are assessed as factors influencing the formulation of the policies in which Irish language television is and has been placed. It is argued that the aims of the restoration and preservation of Irish, which are related to the building of the nation, are ideologically unacceptable in the current environment and that the economic arena of competition, in which RTE television operates, hinders it from providing a public service for the Irish speaking minority. It is argued that the new channel must be separate from RTE and founded on a minority rights policy.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
Journal: British Journal of Sociology
Volume: 47
Issue: 2
Start page: 255
End page: 274
Copyright (published version): 1996 London School of Economics
Keywords: Irish language broadcastingBroadcasting--Ireland
DOI: 10.2307/591726
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Sociology Research Collection

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