Ireland, migration and return migration : the 'returned Yank' in the cultural imagination, 1952 to the present (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Ireland, migration and return migration : the 'returned Yank' in the cultural imagination, 1952 to the present

Author: Sinéad Moynihan
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Liverpool English texts and studies, 73.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on historical, literary and cultural studies perspectives, this book examines the phenomenon of the "Returned Yank" in the cultural imagination, taking as its point of departure the most exhaustively discussed Returned Yank narrative, The Quiet Man (dir. John Ford, 1952). Often dismissed as a figure that embodies the sentimentality and nostalgia of Irish America writ large, this study argues that the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sinéad Moynihan
ISBN: 9781786941800 1786941805
OCLC Number: 1104800878
Description: vii, 274 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Contents: AcknowledgementsIntroduction - "The Meanest Form of Animal"?: The Returned Yank in the Cultural ImaginationChapter 1. "Quiet Men": Film and Filmmaking in Returned Yank Fictions of the TroublesChapter 2. "Mother Macree ad nauseam": Maternity, Modernity and the Female Returned Yank Chapter 3. Erin's Acres: The Returned Yank, Property Disputes and the Rise and Fall of the Irish EconomyChapter 4. "The Secret Dotted Line": Return, Roots Journeys and Irish Literary GenealogiesCoda - "We are where we are": Mythologies of Return and the Post-Celtic Tiger MomentWorks CitedIndex
Series Title: Liverpool English texts and studies, 73.
Other Titles: 'Returned Yank' in the cultural imagination, 1952 to the present
Responsibility: Sinéad Moynihan.

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Drawing on literary, historical and cultural studies perspectives, this book examines the phenomenon of the "Returned Yank" in the cultural imagination. Taking as its point of departure The Quiet Man  Read more...

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