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Ireland in proximity : history, gender, space

Author: Scott Brewster, (Reader in English literature)
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This survey develops the expanding field of Irish studies, drawing on a variety of approaches. It illustrates the diversity of thinking on Irish history, culture and identity and offers a fresh perspective on established subjects.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Brewster, (Reader in English literature)
ISBN: 0415189578 9780415189576 0415189586 9780415189583
OCLC Number: 41231626
Description: xv, 192 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I History 7 --
2 Nationalism and revisionism: ambiviolences and dissensus / Willy Maley 12 --
3 'The Whole People of Ireland': patriotism, national identity and nationalism in eighteenth-century Ireland / Patrick Mcnally 28 --
4 Re-writing the Famine: witnessing in crisis / Scott Brewster, Virginia Crossman 42 --
Part II Gender 59 --
6 Wild(e) Ireland / Eibhear Walshe 64 --
7 A theatrical matrilineage?: problems of the familial in the drama of Teresa Deevy and Marina Carr / Fiona Becket 80 --
8 Gender, citizenship and the state in Ireland, 1922-1990 / Caitrfona Beaumont 94 --
9 Gender, nation, excess: reading Hush-a-Bye Baby / Richard Kirkland 109 --
Part III Space 123 --
11 M/otherlands: literature, gender, diasporic identity / Aidan Arrowsmith 129 --
12 Citizens of its hiding place: gender and urban space in Irish women's poetry / Elisabeth Mahoney 145 --
13 Mapping carceral space: territorialisation, resistance and control in Northern Ireland's women's prisons / Mary Corcoran 157 --
14 Listening to the silences: defining the language and the place of a new Ireland / Dan Baron Cohen 173.
Responsibility: edited by Scott Brewster [and others].
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