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John McLeod

, representation, resistance, nationalism, gender, migrancy and diaspora – are central in the study of Ireland, and have suggested that Irish culture is considered squarely within the history of colonialism and resistance to it, and with recourse to postcolonial critical methods. The inclusion of Irish materials in Castle’s anthology is one good example of this. Elleke Boehmer has pointed out how late-nineteenth-century Irish nationalists often understood their opposition to the British Empire as coterminous with anti-colonial resistance elsewhere, as in South Africa for example

in Beginning postcolonialism (second edition)