Nation States: The Cultures of Irish Nationalism

Nation States: The Cultures of Irish Nationalism

by Michael Mays
ISBN-10:
0739121170
ISBN-13:
9780739121177
Pub. Date:
02/16/2007
Publisher:
Lexington Books

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Overview

Nation States: The Cultures of Irish Nationalism

Drawing on diverse cultural forms, and ranging across disciplinary boundaries, Nation States maps the contested cultural terrain of Irish nationalism from the Act of Union of 1800 to the present. In looking at Irish nationalism as a site of struggle, Mays examines both the myriad ways in which the nation fashions itself as the a priori ground of identity, and those processes through which nationalism engenders an ostensibly unique national identity corresponding to one and only one nation-state, the place where we always have been, and can only ever be, 'at home.'

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ISBN-13: 9780739121177
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 02/16/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.24(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Michael Mays is associate professor and Chair of English at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Irish Culture Chapter 2 National Memory and Postcolonial Nonsense Chapter 3 "A Nation Once Again"?: The Dislocations and Displacements of Irish Nationalist Memory Chapter 4 The Ends of Cultural Nationalism and the Limits of Nationalist Culture Chapter 5 Ourselves Alone? Chapter 6 Homeland Chapter 7 The Troubled State Chapter 8 Afterword: Irish Identity in an Age of Globalization

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