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Ian Miller

critiques of Irish culture made by political economists. Political economists foresaw the dislodgment of the ubiquitously popular potato as a key to effecting national transformation. Unusually, the Famine prompted state bodies to attempt to intervene. Members of the Scientific Commission and the Central Board of Health held deep faith in their medico-scientific – specifically nutritional – understandings of what modes of production and consumption ought to replace a monotonous mono-crop culture. However, between 1845 and 1847, nutritional knowledge became entangled with

in Reforming food in post-Famine Ireland
Ambivalence, unease and The Smiths
Sean Campbell

growing up second-generation Irish was, for Morrissey, ‘confusing’.25 The parents of Marr (born Maher) hailed from Athy, Co. Kildare, and settled – during the early 1960s – amongst a large extended Irish family in Manchester.26 Marr recalls that he was raised in a ‘young Irish community’, CAMPBELL PRINT.indd 45 21/09/2010 11:24 46 Ambivalence, unease and The Smiths and was ‘surrounded’, in his early years, ‘by Irish culture’, noting that ‘it does rub off ’.27 If this dimension of Marr’s upbringing was augmented by visits to Ireland, it was also maintained by his

in Why pamper life's complexities?
An introduction to the book
Colin Coulter

Irish culture – albeit highly hybridised ones – have the potential to reach a global audience. The burgeoning cultural appeal of the Irish Republic has been underlined further by the changing fortunes of the national capital. If we were to go back fifteen years or so, the reputation that Dublin held among foreigners was essentially that of a fairly drab and unsophisticated place. In the course the 1990s, the image of the city would, however, be transformed almost beyond recognition. Consequently, the view that outsiders have of Dublin today is invariably that of a

in The end of Irish history?
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Bryan Fanning

global community. The Robinson presidency (1990-97) was marked by a symbolism which acknowledged the Irishness of emigrants and their descendants. Mary Robinson employed the phrase ‘the fifth province’ to refer to Irish communities which were outside the four provinces of the island. A more generally used concept was that of an Irish diaspora. Such concepts have been employed alongside a commodification of Irishness which sells high and low Irishculture’ to the consumers of the developed world. The consumption of Irishness can occur via James Joyce websites, a U2

in Racism and social change in the Republic of Ireland
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Lindsey Earner-Byrne

appropriate role of charity and raised the thorny issue of responsibility. Tensions concerning religious territory, the domain of charity and the spectre of state control played a part in the move towards the development of a comprehensive maternity service in Ireland between the years 1922 and 1960. This book draws from a wealth of literature on Irish culture, society and politics that had helped to elucidate aspects of life in Ireland during the first half of the twentieth century. In the last decade the scope of research on women in Irish history has expanded beyond

in Mother and child
Open Access (free)
Patrick Doyle

Laffan, The Resurrection of Ireland: The Sinn Féin Party, 1916–1923 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999). 3 Timothy W. Guinnane, The Vanishing Irish: Households, Migration, and the Rural Economy in Ireland, 1850–1914 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997). 4 Tara Stubbs, American Literature and Irish Culture, 1910–55 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013). 5 Giovanni Federico, Feeding the World: An Economic History of Agriculture, 1800–2000 (Princeton: Princeton

in Civilising rural Ireland
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David Heffernan

-century ireland  • ­ ndermining the Irish system of landholding was a paramount concern for u treatise writers and those debating public policy in Ireland more generally. Equally, observers returned over and over to the purportedly perfidious nature of Irish culture and how it could undermine English standards of civility. Clearly, there is no shortage of further avenues to explore in terms of the policy debate on Tudor Ireland and how the treatises impacted thereon. As noted early on in this book those who wrote treatises were driven to do so for a great many reasons. Often

in Debating Tudor policy in sixteenth-century Ireland
The deep mapping projects of Tim Robinson’s art and writings, 1969–72
Nessa Cronin

Ireland today. While there are rhetorical gestures toward the concept of a ‘sense of place’ as being critically important to Irish culture in geographical and literary writings on Ireland (with examples of the role of the Gaelic Athletic Association often abounding in such analyses), the question as to the cultivation and care of the Irish landscape is one that is less easily posed, let alone answered. When one examines the intellectual history and conceptual arc of the Drever/ Robinson corpus of images, maps and texts as a whole, a number of key issues begin to emerge

in Unfolding Irish landscapes
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Postcolonialism and ecology in the work of Tim Robinson
Eóin Flannery

Celtic Tiger (London:  Faber and Faber, 2009); and Peadar Kirby, The Celtic Tiger in Collapse:  Explaining the Weaknesses of the Irish Model (Basingstoke:  Palgrave/ Macmillan, 2010). 50 Robinson, Listening, 110. 51 Robinson writes about his role in a campaign to prevent the construction of an airstrip across the archaeologically significant site at Roundstone Bog in My Time in Space (Dublin: Lilliput Press, 2001). 52 Robinson, ‘A Land without Shortcuts’, 41. 53 On speed and Irish culture, see Michael Cronin, ‘Inside Out:  Time and Place in Global Ireland’, in Eamon

in Unfolding Irish landscapes
Mark Maguire and Fiona Murphy

popular with the crowd and their hit recording received loud applause. It was played again and again, and eventually people began to stand up and dance near their tables. While the evening was intended as a celebration of African-Irish culture, the large crowd included a great many young Irish teenagers who were there to support friends. The Millaz track was especially popular with teenagers who delighted in showing off the dance moves they had picked up on YouTube. The hosts for the evening climbed up on to the stage and introduced the first act, Crystal Ice, Bunmi

in Integration in Ireland