Ireland in Proximity: History, Gender and Space

Ireland in Proximity: History, Gender and Space


Edited by Scott Brewster, Edited by Fiona Becket, Edited by Virginia Crossman, Edited by David Alderson


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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 230mm x 22mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 11 November 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415189578
  • ISBN 13: 9780415189576
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

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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, Eibhear Walshe.

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"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 "A very worthwhile and useful project, the beginning of necessary work to be done from within the now burgeoning field of Irish Studies. . . A number of the authors are highly-regarded in the field."-Peter Dempsey, University of Sunderland "There is no other anthology currently that so well addresses the concerns of contemporary Irish Studies while also providing a broad historical coverage."-David Lloyd, University of California, Berkeley