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Ireland and empire : colonial legacies in Irish history and culture

Author: Stephen Howe
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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"A growing band of historians, political commentators, and cultural critics has sought to explain Ireland's past and present in colonial terms. For some, including Irish Republicans, it is the only proper framework for understanding Ireland. Others reject the very use of the colonial label for Ireland's history; while using the term for the present arouses outrage, especially amongst Ulster Unionists. This book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Howe, Stephen, 1958-
Ireland and empire.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606255976
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Howe
ISBN: 0198208251 9780198208259 0199249903 9780199249909
OCLC Number: 42291064
Description: 334 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Contexts and concepts --
3. The past in the present --
4. Irish nationalists and the colonial image --
5. British imperialists and their critics --
6. Chroniclers and revisionists --
7. Colonialism, criticism, and cultural theory --
8. The Irish Republic as "postcolonial" polity --
9. Northern Ireland after 1968: an anticolonial struggle? --
10. Ulster unionism--a colonial culture? --
11. Comparative perspectives --
12. Conclusions.
Other Titles: Colonial legacies in Irish history and culture
Responsibility: Stephen Howe.
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Many analyses of Ireland's past and present are couched in colonial terms. For some, it is the only framework for understanding Ireland, others reject the label. This study evaluates and analyzes the  Read more...

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