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The Propaganda of Peace : The Role of Media and Culture in the Northern Ireland Peace Process - Greg McLaughlin

The Propaganda of Peace

The Role of Media and Culture in the Northern Ireland Peace Process

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When political opponents lan Paisley and Martin McGuiness were confirmed as First Minister and Deputy First Minister of a new Northern ireland executive in May 2007, a chapter was closed on Northern ireland's troubled past. A dramatic realignment of politics had brought these irreconcilable enemies together-and the media played a significant role in persuading the public to accept this startling change. The Propaganda of Peace places their role in a wider cultural context and examines a broad range of factual and fictional representations from journalism and public museum exhibitions to film, television drama and situation comedy. The authors propose a radically different theoretical and methodological approach to the media's role in reporting and representing. They ask whether the Propaganda of peace' actually promotes the abandonment of a politically engaged public sphere at the very moment when public debate about neo-liberalism. finacial meltdown and social and economic inequality make it most necessary.

Acknowledgementsp. 7
Defining the Propaganda of Peacep. 9
Framing the Good Friday Agreementp. 17
Public History and the Peace Processp. 35
The Changing Images of the Paramilitariesp. 49
Representing 'Ordinary People' and Politicsp. 69
No Alternative Ulsterp. 85
Bibliographyp. 99
Indexp. 105
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ISBN: 9781841502724
ISBN-10: 1841502723
Audience: General
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 1st July 2010
Country of Publication: GB