research product . 2019

Keepers of the Port: Visualising Place and Identity in a Dublin Dock Community

Sweeney, Moira;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jul 2019
  • Publisher: Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
This practice-based thesis responds to the absence of documentary film or photographic studies and scholarship that embrace the contrasting experiences of different dock working constituencies in the transforming early twenty-first century space of Dublin Port. It is a filmic investigation into how the experiences and memories of this community of workers in Dublin’s surviving port space shape their urban identity and sense of place, undertaken with regard to the sensuous, haptic qualities of documentary and ethnographic filmmaking. In the ever-shifting world of neoliberalism, its narratives – in relation to labour practices – prioritise faceless markets over th...
Subjects
free text keywords: Twenty-first century, Dublin Port, Ireland, documentary film, photographic studies, Arts and Humanities, Film and Media Studies, Other Film and Media Studies
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