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Published by Cambridge University Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mass media -- Ireland -- History

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"From the first book printed in Ireland in the sixteenth century, to the globalised digital media culture of today, Christopher Morash traces the history of forms of communication in Ireland over the past four centuries: the vigorous newspaper and pamphlet culture of the eighteenth century, the spread of popular literacy in the nineteenth century, and the impact of the telegraph, telephone, phonograph, cinema, and radio, which arrived in Ireland just as the Irish Free State came into being. Morash picks out specific events for detailed analysis, such as the first radio broadcast, during the 1916 Rising, or the Live Aid concert in 1985. Outlining new ways to think about Irish culture, this important book breaks new ground within Irish studies. Its accessible narrative explains how Ireland developed into the modern, globally interconnected, economy of today. This is an essential and hugely informative read for anyone interested in Irish cultural history"--Provided by publisher.

"Morash picks out specific events for detailed analysis, such as the first radio broadcast, during the 1916 Rising, or the Live Aid concert in 1985. Outlining new ways to think about Irish culture, this important book breaks new ground within Irish studies. Its accessible narrative explains how Ireland developed into the modern, globally interconnected economy of today. This is an essential and hugely informative read for anyone interested in Irish cultural history"--Provided by publisher.

Edition Notes

StatementChristopher Morash
Classifications
LC ClassificationsP92.I76 M67 2009
The Physical Object
FormatHardback
Paginationxvii, 244 p.
Number of Pages261
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23678235M
ISBN 109780521843928
LC Control Number2009035297
OCLC/WorldCa434613445

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