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Irelands of the Mind: Memory and Identity in Modern Irish Culture

Irelands of the Mind: Memory and Identity in Modern Irish Culture (Hardback)

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Irelands of the Mind: Memory and Identity in Modern Irish Culture offers a compelling series of essays on changing images of Ireland from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. It seeks to understand the various ways in which Ireland has been thought about, not only in fiction, poetry and drama, but in travel writing and tourist brochures, nineteenth-century newspapers, radio talk shows, film adaptations of fictional works, and the music and songs of Van Morrison and Sinead O'Connor. The prevailing theme throughout the twelve essays that constitute the book is the complicated sense of belonging that continues to characterise so much of modern Irish culture. Questions of nationhood and national identity are given a new and invigorated treatment in the context of a rapidly changing Ireland and a changing set of intellectual methods and approaches.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPopular culturePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studies Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Publication Date: 01/01/2008 ISBN-13: 9781847184221  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Richard C. Allen is Head of History at the University of Wales, Newport, and was formerly Fulbright-Robertson Visiting Professor of British History (2006-7) at Westminster College, Missouri. His most recent published work is Quaker Communities in Early Modern Wales: From Resistance to Respectability (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2007). Stephen Regan is Professor of English at the University of Durham. He is the editor of Irish Writing 1789-1939: An Anthology of Irish Literature in English (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).

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