Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2021

248 Pages | 12 illus.

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781949979763

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Ireland's Gramophones

Material Culture, Memory, and Trauma in Irish Modernism

Zan Cammack

Clemson University Press in association with Liverpool University Press

  • The greatest distinction this book makes is that it treats the gramophone primarily as a physical object and secondarily as an instrument through which we access sound
  • This project combines elements of thing theory with media studies, setting forth the scaffolding of a hybridized theory for the treatment of media objects
  • This book joins a growing collection of works dedicated to material culture in Ireland, but is unique in its focus on a single, evolving object with a broad chronological scope
  • Ireland's Gramophones treats the gramophone in a specific national and cultural context, rather than as a broader media phenomenon
  • This work considers the gramophone as a carrier object rather than a carrier group as an agent in the spread of the phenomenon of cultural trauma