MURAL - Maynooth University Research Archive Library a critical space for social movements in Ireland

    Gillan, Margaret and Cox, Laurence (2014) a critical space for social movements in Ireland. In: Defining events: power, resistance and identity in 21st century Ireland. Irish Society . Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 12-31. ISBN 978-0-7190-9056-1

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    “Hegemony” – the way popular consent to power and economic structures is organised – is an alien word to many people, seemingly coming from a different world to the familiar trivialities of Middle Ireland. But the complacent idea of Gay Byrne’s Late Late Show as the nation’s living room is a perfect example of hegemony at work: the state broadcaster offering a cosy, semi-official version of “national community”. Its liberal version appears in comments about how “it was a breakthrough” when something appeared on the Late Late: not grasping that “issues” make the mainstream media as a result, not a cause, of social movements struggling against the official state of affairs.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords:; critical space; social movements; Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 5651
    Depositing User: Dr. Laurence Cox
    Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2015 14:45
    Publisher: Manchester University Press
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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