Pdf ebook: Reading the Irish Woman

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Summary: The theme of this book is cultural encounter and exchange in Irish women's lives. Using three case studies: the Enlightenment, emigration and modernism, it

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • ISBN: 1781389381
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: The theme of this book is cultural encounter and exchange in Irish women's lives. Using three case studies: the Enlightenment, emigration and modernism, it analyses reading and popular and consumer culture as sites of negotiation of gender roles. It traces how the circulation of ideas, fantasies and aspirations which have shaped women's lives in actuality and in imagination and argues that there were many different ways of being a woman. Attention to women's cultural consumption and production shows that one individual may in one day identify with representations of heroines of romantic fiction, patriots, philanthropists, literary ladies, film stars, career women, popular singers, advertising models and foreign missionaries. The processes of cultural consumption, production and exchange provide evidence of women's agency, aspirations and activities within and far beyond the domestic sphere.


Pdf ebook: The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction

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Summary: The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction presents authoritative essays by thirty-five leading scholars of Irish fiction. They provide in-depth assessmen

  • Author : Liam Harte
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191071056
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 704
  • Language: English
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Description: The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction presents authoritative essays by thirty-five leading scholars of Irish fiction. They provide in-depth assessments of the breadth and achievement of novelists and short story writers whose collective contribution to the evolution and modification of these unique art forms has been far out of proportion to Ireland's small size. The volume brings a variety of critical perspectives to bear on the development of modern Irish fiction, situating authors, texts, and genres in their social, intellectual, and literary historical contexts. The Handbook's coverage encompasses an expansive range of topics, including the recalcitrant atavisms of Irish Gothic fiction; nineteenth-century Irish women's fiction and its influence on emergent modernism and cultural nationalism; the diverse modes of irony, fabulism, and social realism that characterize the fiction of the Irish Literary Revival; the fearless aesthetic radicalism of James Joyce; the jolting narratological experiments of Samuel Beckett, Flann O'Brien, and Máirtín Ó Cadhain; the fate of the realist and modernist traditions in the work of Elizabeth Bowen, Frank O'Connor, Seán O'Faoláin, and Mary Lavin, and in that of their ambivalent heirs, Edna O'Brien, John McGahern, and John Banville; the subversive treatment of sexuality and gender in Northern Irish women's fiction written during and after the Troubles; the often neglected genres of Irish crime fiction, science fiction, and fiction for children; the many-hued novelistic responses to the experiences of famine, revolution, and emigration; and the variety and vibrancy of post-millennial fiction from both parts of Ireland. Readably written and employing a wealth of original research, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction illuminates a distinguished literary tradition that has altered the shape of world literature.


Pdf ebook: The Comic Everywoman in Irish Popular Theatre

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Summary: This book is a comprehensive study of comic women in performance as Irish Political Melodrama from 1890 to 1925. It maps out the performance contexts of th

  • Author : Susanne Colleary
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3030020088
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 130
  • Language: English
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Description: This book is a comprehensive study of comic women in performance as Irish Political Melodrama from 1890 to 1925. It maps out the performance contexts of the period, such as Irish “poor” theatre both reflecting and complicating narratives of Irish Identity under British Rule. The study investigates the melodramatic aesthetic within these contexts and goes on to analyse a selection of the melodramas by the playwrights J.W. Whitbread and P.J. Bourke. In doing so, the analyses makes plain the comic structures and intent that work across both character and action, foregrounding comic women at the centre of the discussion. Finally, the book applies a “practice as research” dimension to the study. Working through a series of workshops, rehearsals and a final performance, Colleary investigates comic identity and female performance through a feminist revisionist lens. She ultimately argues that the formulation of the Comic Everywoman as staged “Comic” identity can connect beyond the theatre to her “Everyday” self. This book is intended for those interested in theatre histories, comic women and in popular performance.


Pdf ebook: Women and Exile in Contemporary Irish Fiction

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Summary: Women and Exile in Contemporary Irish Fiction examines how contemporary Irish authors have taken up the history of the Irish woman migrant. It situates the

  • Author : Ellen McWilliams
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137314206
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 243
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1983
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Description: Women and Exile in Contemporary Irish Fiction examines how contemporary Irish authors have taken up the history of the Irish woman migrant. It situates these writers' work in relation to larger discourses of exile in the Irish literary tradition and examines how they engage with the complex history of Irish emigration.


Pdf ebook: The Wild Irish Girl

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Summary: This novel intervenes in many of the literary and philosophical debates of the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century, forging a connection b

  • Author : Claire Connolly
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315476754
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 402
  • Language: English
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Description: This novel intervenes in many of the literary and philosophical debates of the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century, forging a connection between the eighteenth-century discourse of sentiment and the emergent nineteenth-century concept of the nation. Lady Morgan's Introductory Letters are included.


Pdf ebook: Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies

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Summary: Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies begins with the reversal in Irish fortunes after the 2008 global economic crash. The chapters included ad

  • Author : Renée Fox,Mike Cronin,Brian Ó Conchubhair
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000333159
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 502
  • Language: English
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Description: Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies begins with the reversal in Irish fortunes after the 2008 global economic crash. The chapters included address not only changes in post-Celtic Tiger Ireland but also changes in disciplinary approaches to Irish Studies that the last decade of political, economic, and cultural unrest have stimulated. Since 2008, Irish Studies has been directly and indirectly influenced by the crash and its reverberations through the economy, political landscape, and social framework of Ireland and beyond. Approaching Irish pasts, presents, and futures through interdisciplinary and theoretically capacious lenses, the chapters in this volume reflect the myriad ways Irish Studies has responded to the economic precarity in the Republic, renewed instability in the North, the complex European politics of Brexit, global climate and pandemic crises, and the intense social change in Ireland catalyzed by all of these. Just as Irish society has had to dramatically reconceive its economic and global identity after the crash, Irish Studies has had to shift its theoretical modes and its objects of analysis in order to keep pace with these changes and upheavals. This book captures the dynamic ways the discipline has evolved since 2008, exploring how the age of austerity and renewal has transformed both Ireland and scholarly approaches to understanding Ireland. It will appeal to students and scholars of Irish studies, sociology, cultural studies, history, literature, economics, and political science.


Pdf ebook: Knowing Their Place

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Summary: Knowing their Place is a comprehensive account of the public, private and intellectual life of Irish women in the Victorian age. In particular, this book l

  • Author : Brendan Walsh
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • ISBN: 0752498711
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: Knowing their Place is a comprehensive account of the public, private and intellectual life of Irish women in the Victorian age. In particular, this book looks at the steady progress of girls and women within the education system, their gradual involvement in intellectual life through amateur societies (such as the Royal Dublin Society); their emergence of independent, highly motivated scholarly and philanthropic individuals who operated within local spheres with often very considerable degrees of success and influence.


Pdf ebook: Wild Irish Women

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Summary: From patriots to pirates, warriors to writers, and mistresses to male impersonators, this book looks at the unorthodox lives of inspiring Irish women. In t

  • Author : Marian Broderick
  • Publisher: The O'Brien Press
  • ISBN: 1847174612
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
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Description: From patriots to pirates, warriors to writers, and mistresses to male impersonators, this book looks at the unorthodox lives of inspiring Irish women. In times when women were expected to marry and have children, they travelled the world and sought out adventures; in times when women were expected to be seen and not heard, they spoke out in loud voices against oppression; in times when women were expected to have no interest in politics, literature, art, or the world outside the home, they used every creative means available to give expression to their thoughts, ideas and beliefs. In a series of succinct and often amusing biographies, Marian Broderick tells the life stories of these exceptional Irish women.


Pdf ebook: The Periodical Press in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

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Summary: This book offers a new interpretation of the place of periodicals in nineteenth-century Ireland. Case studies of representative titles as well as maps and

  • Author : Elizabeth Tilley
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • ISBN: 3030300730
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 299
  • Language: English
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Description: This book offers a new interpretation of the place of periodicals in nineteenth-century Ireland. Case studies of representative titles as well as maps and visual material (lithographs, wood engravings, title-pages) illustrate a thriving industry, encouraged, rather than defeated by the political and social upheaval of the century. Titles examined include: The Irish Magazine, and Monthly Asylum for Neglected Biography and The Irish Farmers’ Journal, and Weekly Intelligencer; The Dublin University Magazine; Royal Irish Academy Transactions and Proceedings and The Dublin Penny Journal; The Irish Builder (1859-1979); domestic titles from the publishing firm of James Duffy; Pat and To-Day’s Woman. The Appendix consists of excerpts from a series entitled ‘The Rise and Progress of Printing and Publishing in Ireland’ that appeared in The Irish Builder from July of 1877 to June of 1878. Written in a highly entertaining, anecdotal style, the series provides contemporary information about the Irish publishing industry.


Pdf ebook: A History of the Girl

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Summary: This book is centered on the history of the girl from the medieval period through to the early twenty-first century. Authored by an international team of s

  • Author : Mary O'Dowd,June Purvis
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 331969278X
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 266
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1961
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Description: This book is centered on the history of the girl from the medieval period through to the early twenty-first century. Authored by an international team of scholars, the volume explores the transition from adolescent girlhood to young womanhood, the formation and education of girls in the home and in school, and paid work undertaken by girls in different parts of the world and at different times. It highlights the value of a comparative approach to the history of the girl, as the contributors point to shared attitudes to girlhood and the similarity of the experiences of girls in workplaces across the world. Contributions to the volume also emphasise the central role of girls in the global economy, from their participation in the textile industry in the eighteenth century, through to the migration of girls to urban centres in twentieth-century Africa and China.


Pdf ebook: Violence and the Body

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Summary: Violence and the Body: Race, Gender, and the State explores the relationship between subalternity, the discourse and technology of the body, and the rise a

  • Author : Arturo J. Aldama
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253109880
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 464
  • Language: English
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Description: Violence and the Body: Race, Gender, and the State explores the relationship between subalternity, the discourse and technology of the body, and the rise and proliferation of racial, colonial, sexual, domestic, and state violence, examining the materiality of violence on the "otherized" body. Grounded in U.S./Mexico border and Latin American cultural studies, the essays in this collection intersect discussions of subalternity, violence, and discourses of the body in a transethnic, feminist, and global cultural studies context. They provide a global mapping of contemporary modes and acts of physical and representational violence and demonstrate how discourses of otherization are reinforced and interanimated through violence on what Elizabeth Grosz has called the "intensities" and "flows" of the body.


Pdf ebook: Reading the Contemporary Irish Novel 1987 - 2007

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Summary: Reading the Contemporary Irish Novel 1987–2007 isthe authoritative guide to some of the most inventive andchallenging fiction to emerge from Ireland in t

  • Author : Liam Harte
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111850223X
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 280
  • Language: English
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Description: Reading the Contemporary Irish Novel 1987–2007 isthe authoritative guide to some of the most inventive andchallenging fiction to emerge from Ireland in the last 25 years.Meticulously researched, it presents detailed interpretations ofnovels by some of Ireland’s most eminent writers. This is the first text-focused critical survey of the Irishnovel from 1987 to 2007, providing detailed readings of 11 seminalIrish novels A timely and much needed text in a largely uncharted criticalfield Provides detailed interpretations of individual novels by someof the country’s most critically celebrated writers,including Sebastian Barry, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright, PatrickMcCabe, John McGahern, Edna O’Brien and ColmTóibín Investigates the ways in which Irish novels have sought to dealwith and reflect a changing Ireland The fruit of many years reading, teaching and research on thesubject by a leading and highly respected academic in thefield


Pdf ebook: Irish in Ontario, Second Edition

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Summary: Akenson argues that, despite the popular conception of the Irish as a city people, those who settled in Ontario were primarily rural and small-town dweller

  • Author : Donald Harman Akenson
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773575391
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 416
  • Language: English
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Description: Akenson argues that, despite the popular conception of the Irish as a city people, those who settled in Ontario were primarily rural and small-town dwellers. Though it is often claimed that the experience of the Irish in their homeland precluded their successful settlement on the frontier in North America, Akenson's research proves that the Irish migrants to Ontario not only chose to live chiefly in the hinterlands, but that they did so with marked success. Akenson also suggests that by using Ontario as an "historical laboratory" it is possible to make valid assessments of the real differences between Irish Protestants and Irish Catholics, characteristics which he contends are much more precisely measurable in the neutral environment of central Canada than in the turbulent Irish homeland. While Akenson is careful not to over-generalize his findings, he contends that the case of Ontario seriously calls into question conventional beliefs about the cultural limitations of the Irish Catholics not only in Canada but throughout North America.


Pdf ebook: The Irish Nanny

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Summary: There is a fierce wind blowing in from the sea, as I step off the boat towards my new life in America. The baby is a warm weight in my arms and I pause to

  • Author : Sandy Taylor
  • Publisher: Bookouture
  • ISBN: 1800198132
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: There is a fierce wind blowing in from the sea, as I step off the boat towards my new life in America. The baby is a warm weight in my arms and I pause to adjust her, trying not to think about what we left behind. I can’t look back now, I need to keep this child safe… Ireland 1939. When hardworking chambermaid Rose meets an American businessman in the hotel where she works in Cork, he makes her an offer she can’t refuse. Rose doesn’t want to leave home, but her widowed mammy and three younger sisters need the money she’d earn in her new job as a nanny to David Townsend’s two young children. Just as Rose is settling into her new life caring for Raphael and new-born baby Sarah, the world is plunged into war and David is called back to New York, leaving Rose to follow by boat with his wife and children. But disaster strikes when the ship they are on is hit by a torpedo. Separated from her group in the awful chaos, Rose has an impossible decision to make. Does she stay and search for the family she owes so much to? Or does she leave on the lifeboat to save the tiny baby left in her care? Landing on American shores, all Rose’s hopes of leaving the howling air-raid sirens and deafening bombs behind her are shattered as tragic news arrives from Pearl Harbor. Looking down at the innocent child in her arms, Rose knows that she must find the strength to survive and reunite this little girl with her family. But as fear and panic grips the country, what heartbreaking sacrifices will she have to make to protect her precious charge? An emotional, heart-wrenching story of love and family set across Ireland and America during the Second World War. Perfect for fans of Jean Grainger, Lisa Wingate and Diney Costeloe. Readers love Sandy Taylor: ‘Wow… I absolutely loved this book. Warning: keep the tissues handy!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Gut-wrenching… Brought me to tears numerous times.’ Stacy is Reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Writing this through tears, the funniest, most tearful book I’ve ever read. Fantastic.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh WOW… I loved it from the very first page. I couldn’t get enough… I was reading this until 1am.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘WOW!!!!!… had me in tears throughout… left me feeling hopeful and wanting more!’ A Book With Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh my goodness what an absolutely fantastic story this was. I absolutely loved it… I had tears rolling down my face … I would give this book more than five stars if I could.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow… right from the start I was hooked… my heart was being wrenched out… I couldn’t put this book down.’ Katie’s Book Cave, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow!! What a heartbreaking story… I absolutely loved that book sooooo much… amazing!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh my heart… This touched my heart! I felt all the emotions … Lost myself in this book… Brilliant. Five stars.’ Between the Pages Book Club, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow. I absolutely LOVED it… I had to make sure I had a supply of tissues handy… one hell of an emotional rollercoaster… totally, utterly and absolutely loved reading.’ Ginger Book Geek, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh my word what a fabulous book… I just loved every page of it. This book drew me right in and I was glued to it right up to the final page… A massive 5 stars from me.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Pdf ebook: Reading The Waste Land from the Bottom Up

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Summary: A guidebook to the allusions of T.S. Eliot's notorious poem, The Waste Land , Reading The Waste Land from the Bottom Up utilizes the footnotes as a startin

  • Author : A. Booth
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137482842
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 273
  • Language: English
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Description: A guidebook to the allusions of T.S. Eliot's notorious poem, The Waste Land , Reading The Waste Land from the Bottom Up utilizes the footnotes as a starting point, opening up the poem in unexpected ways. Organized according to Eliot's line numbers and designed for both scholars and students, chapters are free-standing and can be read in any order.


Pdf ebook: Rethinking Language, Text and Context

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Summary: This collection of original research highlights the legacy of Michael Toolan’s pioneering contributions to the field of stylistics and in so doing provid

  • Author : Ruth Page,Beatrix Busse,Nina Nørgaard
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351183206
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 332
  • Language: English
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Description: This collection of original research highlights the legacy of Michael Toolan’s pioneering contributions to the field of stylistics and in so doing provides a critical overview of the ways in which language, text, and context are analyzed in the field and its related disciplines. Featuring work from an international range of contributors, the book illustrates how the field of stylistics has evolved in the 25 years since the publication of Toolan’s seminal Language, Text and Context, which laid the foundation for the analysis of the language and style in literary texts. The volume demonstrates how technological innovations and the development of new interdisciplinary methodologies, including those from corpus, cognitive, and multimodal stylistics, point to the greater degree of interplay between language, text, and context exemplified in current research and how this dynamic relationship can be understood by featuring examples from a variety of texts and media. Underscoring the significance of Michael Toolan’s extensive work in the field in the evolution of literary linguistic research, this volume is key reading for students and researchers in stylistics, discourse studies, corpus linguistics, and interdisciplinary literary studies.


Pdf ebook: The Irish New Woman

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Summary: The Irish New Woman explores the textual and ideological connections between feminist, nationalist and anti-imperialist writing and political activism at t

  • Author : Tina O'Toole
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137349131
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 204
  • Language: English
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Description: The Irish New Woman explores the textual and ideological connections between feminist, nationalist and anti-imperialist writing and political activism at the fin de siècle . This is the first study which foregrounds the Irish and New Woman contexts, effecting a paradigm shift in the critical reception of fin de siècle writers and their work.


Pdf ebook: Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland

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Summary: Medieval Irish texts reveal distinctive and unexpected constructions of gender. Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland illuminates these ideas through its

  • Author : S. Sheehan,A. Dooley
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137076380
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 221
  • Language: English
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Description: Medieval Irish texts reveal distinctive and unexpected constructions of gender. Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland illuminates these ideas through its fresh and provocative re-readings of a wide range of texts, including saga, romance, legal texts, Fenian narrative, hagiography, and ecclesiastical verse.


Pdf ebook: Changing Land

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Summary: How diaspora activism in the Irish land movement intersected with wider radical and reform causes The Irish Land War represented a turning point in modern

  • Author : Niall Whelehan
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 1479809624
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
  • Views: 412
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Description: How diaspora activism in the Irish land movement intersected with wider radical and reform causes The Irish Land War represented a turning point in modern Irish history, a social revolution that was part of a broader ideological moment when established ideas of property and land ownership were fundamentally challenged. The Land War was striking in its internationalism, and was spurred by links between different emigrant locations and an awareness of how the Land League’s demands to lower rents, end evictions, and abolish “landlordism” in Ireland connected with wider radical and reform causes. Changing Land offers a new and original study of Irish emigrants’ activism in the United States, Argentina, Scotland, and England and their multifaceted relationships with Ireland. Niall Whelehan brings unfamiliar figures to the surface and recovers the voices of women and men who have been on the margins of, or entirely missing from, existing accounts. Retracing their transnational lives reveals new layers of radical circuitry between Ireland and disparate international locations, and demonstrates how the land movement overlapped with different types of oppositional politics from moderate reform to feminism to revolutionary anarchism. By including Argentina, which was home to the largest Irish community outside the English-speaking world, this book addresses the neglect of developments in non-Anglophone places in studies of the “Irish world.” Changing Land presents a powerful addition to our understanding of the history of modern Ireland and the Irish diaspora, migration, and the history of transnational radicalism.


Pdf ebook: A History of Women in Ireland, 1500-1800

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Summary: The first general survey of the history of women in early modern Ireland. Based on an impressive range of source material, it presents the results of origi

  • Author : Mary O'Dowd
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131787725X
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1912
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Description: The first general survey of the history of women in early modern Ireland. Based on an impressive range of source material, it presents the results of original research into women’s lives and experiences in Ireland from 1500 to 1800. This was a time of considerable change in Ireland as English colonisation, religious reform and urbanisation transformed society on the island. Gaelic society based on dynastic lordships and Brehon Law gave way to an anglicised and centralised form of government and an English legal system.