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

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

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By (author) Greg McLaughlin, By (author) Stephen Baker

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  • Publisher: Intellect Books
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 228mm x 8mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 15 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Bristol
  • ISBN 10: 1841502723
  • ISBN 13: 9781841502724
  • Sales rank: 1,212,392

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When political opponents Ian 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" analyzes this incident and others in a wider study on the role of the media in conflict resolution and transformation. With analysis of factual and fictional media forms, "The Propaganda of Peace" proposes a radically different theoretical and methodological approach to the media's role in reporting and representing.

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Stephen Baker lectures in media and cultural studies at the University of Northampton. Greg McLaughlin lectures in media and journalism at the University of Ulster, Coleraine. He is the author of "The War Correspondent."

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"McLaughlin and Baker's well-documented, tightly reasoned, and carefully crafted book examines the propaganda of peace that was mobilized in Northern Ireland during the period leading up to the ratification of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement and which still sustains the peace process. . . . An exemplary case study."--Sue Curry Jansen, Muhlenberg College"War and Media Network" (05/10/2011)