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The Real Ireland : The Evolution of Ireland in Documentary Film - Harvey O'Brien

The Real Ireland

The Evolution of Ireland in Documentary Film

Paperback Published: 28th October 2004
ISBN: 9780719069079
Number Of Pages: 368

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"The Real Ireland" is the first study of Irish documentary film, but more than that, it is a study of Ireland itself--of how the idea of Ireland evolved throughout the twentieth century and how documentary cinema both recorded and participated in the process of change. More than just a film studies work, it is a discussion of history, politics and culture, which also explores the philosophical roots of the documentary idea, and how this idea informs concepts of society, self and nation. It features rare and previously unseen illustrations and a detailed documentary filmography, the first of its kind in print anywhere.

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Lie of the Land: Primitives, Poets and Pilgrims
Projecting the Present: Irish Society and Social Documentary
Projecting the Past: History and Ideology
The Rocky Road to Change
Uncertain Spaces: Postmodern, Postcolonial, Postnationalist Ireland
Unto the Breach: Redefining the Public Sphere
Appendices
Bibliography
Filmography
Secondary Filmography
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ISBN: 9780719069079
ISBN-10: 0719069076
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 28th October 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54