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Reinventing modern Dublin : streetscape, iconography, and the politics of identity

Reinventing modern Dublin : streetscape, iconography, and the politics of identity

Author: Yvonne Whelan
Publisher: Dublin, Ireland : University College Dublin Press, 2003.
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"Yvonne Whelan takes the reader from the contested iconography of Dublin as it evolved in the years before Independence through to the contemporary plans for the millennium spire on O'Connell Street, showing how a shift has taken place from an intensely political symbolic landscape to one that is increasingly apolitical, in tune with the changing nature of Irish politics, culture and society at the turn of the  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whelan, Yvonne.
Reinventing modern Dublin.
Dublin, Ireland : University College Dublin Press, 2003
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yvonne Whelan
ISBN: 1900621851 9781900621854 190062186X 9781900621861
OCLC Number: 51270664
Description: xvii, 318 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: setting the context --
pt. I. Unravelling the cultural geographies of landscape --
1. Interrogating the cultural landscape --
pt. II. City of empire, site of resistance: the iconography of Dublin before independence --
2. Representing empire: the monumental legacy of monarchy and military --
3. Contested identities and the monumental landscape --
4. Naming Dublin: imperial power, nationalist resistance --
pt. III. A capital once again: reinventing Dublin after independence --
5. Symbolising the state: planning, power and the architecture of nationhood --
6. Scripting national memory: the power of public monuments --
7. Removing icons of empire: de-commemoration and the cultural landscape --
8. Street naming and nation building in Dublin --
9. The power of space: towards a postmodern iconography.
Responsibility: Yvonne Whelan.


This study of urban and cultural geography shows how Dublin's iconography evolved before and after the creation of the Irish Free State. Yvonne Whelan argues that a shift has taken place from an  Read more...


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"in the transformation from thesis to published book Ms Whelan has succeeded in transforming the appeal from the academic to the general reader." Bookview Ireland June 2003 "text, balanced and Read more...

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