University of Limerick
Browse
Simon_Lowe.pdf (293.4 kB)

The Ten Commandments as our code: Media censorship in 20th century Ireland

Download (293.4 kB)
journal contribution
posted on 2019-08-20, 07:51 authored by Simon Lowe
This paper discusses how following the establishment of the Irish Free State, successive governments tried to create a society that was distinctly 'Irish'. As Catholicism was identified as an important dimension of Irish identity, successive governments throughout the 20th Century sought to preserve and strengthen Catholic moral teaching. In this essay, I use film censorship as a lens through which we can identify how an attempt was made to influence a distinct social reality by the governments of the new Irish Free State. This social reality was a distinct vision of what Irish culture was meant to be but I conclude that culture is not something that can be created or moulded by a government but is a social process.

History

Publication

Socheolas;3(2), pp.80-94

Publisher

Department of Sociology, University of Limerick

Note

peer-reviewed

Language

English

Usage metrics

    University of Limerick

    Categories

    No categories selected

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC