Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2010
Robert J. Savage, Jr., Adjunct Associate Professor of History
This book was recently awarded the 2010 James S. Donnelly, Sr. Prize for Best Book in History and Social Sciences.
A Loss of Innocence? Television and Irish Society, 1960-1972 explores the evolution of Ireland’s national television service during its first tumultuous decade, addressing how the medium helped undermine the conservative political, cultural and social consensus that dominated Ireland into the 1960s. It also traces the development of the BBC and ITA in Northern Ireland, considering how television helped undermine a state that had long governed without consensus.