Irish Culture and Colonial Modernity 1800–2000

Irish Culture and Colonial Modernity 1800–2000

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From the Famine to political hunger strikes, from telling tales in the pub to Beckett's tortured utterances, the performance of Irish identity has always been deeply connected to the oral. Exploring how colonial modernity transformed the spaces that sustained Ireland's oral culture, this book explains why Irish culture has been both so creative and so resistant to modernization. David Lloyd brings together manifestations of oral culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, showing how the survival of orality was central both to resistance against colonial rule and to Ireland's modern definition as a postcolonial culture. Specific to Ireland as these histories are, they resonate with postcolonial cultures globally. This study is an important and provocative new interpretation of Irish national culture and how it came into being.... 47 Kearney, Richard, 120, 121a€“2 keening, 7, 49, 51, 53a€“6, 63, 73, 108 Kerry, 53 Kingsley, Charles, 2 Korea, 182 Kubark Manual, 183, ... Rosa, 14 Mac Suibhne, Breandan, 71 MacDonagh, Thomas, 120 MacGreevy, Thomas, 200 Malaya, 13 Malcolm, Elizabeth, 102, 105 ... Father, 102, 103 Maze Prison, 142, see also H-Blocks; Long Kesh McCafferty, Nell, 160 McCoy, Alfred, 181 McCulloch, J.R., 29, 31, anbsp;...

Title:Irish Culture and Colonial Modernity 1800–2000
Author:David Lloyd
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2011-09-22


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