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Ireland in Proximity History, Gender and Space

    208 Pages
    by Routledge

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    by Routledge

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    Ireland in Proximity surveys and develops the expanding field of Irish Studies, reviewing existing debates within the discipline and providing new avenues for exploration.
    Drawing on a variety of disciplinary and theoretical approaches, this impressive collection of essays makes an innovative contribution to three areas of current, and often contentious, debate within Irish Studies.
    This accessible volume illustrates the diversity of thinking on Irish history, culture and identity. By invoking theoretical perspectives including psychoanalysis, cultural theories of space, postcoloniality and theories of gender and sexual difference, the collection offers fresh perspectives on established subjects and brings new and under-represented areas of critical concern to the fore. Chapter subjects include:
    * sexuality and gender identities
    * the historiographical issues surrounding the Famine
    * the Irish diaspora
    * theories of space in relation to Ulster and beyond.
    Contributors inlcude: David Alderson, Aidan Arrowsmith, Caitriona Beaumont, Fiona Becket, Scott Brewster, Dan Baron Cohen, Mary Corcoran, Virginia Crossman, Richard Kirkland, David Lloyd, Patrick McNally, Elisabeth Mahoney, Willy Maley, Shaun Richards, Éibhear Walshe.

    Notes on contributors, Foreword, Acknowledgements, Introduction, PART I: History, 1. Introduction, 2. Nationalism and revisionism: ambiviolences and dissensus, 3. ‘The Whole People of Ireland’: patriotism, national identity and nationalism in eighteenth-century Ireland, 4. Re-writing the Famine: witnessing in crisis, PART II: Gender, 5. Introduction, 6. Wild(e) Ireland, 7. A theatrical matrilineage?: problems of the familial in the drama of Teresa Deevy and Marina Carr, 8. Gender, citizenship and the state in Ireland, 1922–1990, 9. Gender, nation, excess: reading Hush-a-Bye Baby, PART III: Space, 10. Introduction, 11. M/otherlands: literature, gender, diasporic identity, 12. Citizens of its hiding place: gender and urban space in Irish women’s poetry, 13. Mapping carceral space: territorialisation, resistance and control in Northern Ireland’s women’s prisons, 14. Listening to the silences: defining the language and the place of a new Ireland, Index


    Alderson, David; Becket, Fiona; Brewster, Scott; Crossman, Virginia

    'Ireland in Proximity is a well-organised and efficiently edited collection of twelve essays, grouped around the categories of 'History, Gender', Space.' - - Lance Pettitt, British Association for Irish Studies Newsletter

    'In providing a well-written, stimulating set of readings, Ireland in Proximity places an important section of Irish Studies in the mainstream of critical thinking.' - Contemporary Review