Irish Culture and Colonial Modernity 1800-2000: The Transformation of Oral Space (BOK)

David Lloyd

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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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter David Lloyd
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107008977
Antall sider 298 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 620 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, Literary studies: general