Sam Hanna Bell and the ideology of place.

Chignell, H., 2015. Sam Hanna Bell and the ideology of place. In: Franklin, I., Chignell, H. and Skoog, K., eds. Regional Aesthetics: Mapping UK Media Cultures. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 185-195.

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This chapter describes the career of Sam Hanna Bell, writer and radio producer at BBC Northern Ireland for most of the second half of the last century. Bell’s radio output expressed a sense of Ulster as an historical and cultural entity rooted in centuries of history and the unchanging geography of Northern Ireland, a view associated with the Protestant majority. Although arguably an ideological version of Ulster, Bell’s radio output was also characterised by a depiction of rural culture as expressive of a more ancient and more ‘Irish’ past. Bell avoided more recent and indeed worsening social divisions with his highly evocative non-sectarian sense of place somehow chiming with both Protestant and Catholic sensibilities.

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN:9781137532824, 1137532823
Number of Pages:280
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hanna Bell ; radio feature ; BBC Northern Ireland
Group:Media School
ID Code:22231
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Deposited On:13 Jul 2015 15:02
Last Modified:25 Nov 2015 09:57


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