Ireland After History
- List Price: $25.00
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Univ of Notre Dame Pr
- Publish date: 05/01/2000
These are some of the questions addressed in the linked essays collected in Ireland After History -- essays that draw on a range of theoretical resources, from walter Benjamin and the Frankfurt School to subaltern historiography and Marxist critiques of ideology. This volume addresses a wide variety of Irish cultural phenomena, from politics to cinema, from poetry to murals, but it focuses primarily on the tired dichotomies of nationalism and revisionism in order to establish alternative possibilities, both theoretical and practical, for the understanding of the past and the shaping of the future.
This book is an outstanding contribution to Irish Studies. It is innovative, challenging, andshould provoke much-needed debate. Above all else, this is a pioneering contribution to the methodology of Irish Studies, theorizing the discipline and placing it in both an international and an interdisciplinary framework.