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The tragedy (and comedy) of accelerated modernisation
Kieran Keohane and Carmen Kuhling

Athletic Association, the national body promoting the Gaelic games of hurling and football. 32 The gombeen man (from ‘gambín’, interest on a loan; from Middle English ‘cambie’, exchange, barter; from Latin ‘cambium’) is a village usurer, usually a shopkeeper, publican, merchant or estate agent, a native Irish petty bourgeois. 33 Samuel Johnson, cited in R. Corrigan (ed.), Comedy: Meaning and Form (New York: Harper and Row, 1981). 34 S. Freud, Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious (London: Penguin, 1981), pp. 261–2. 35 K. Keohane, and D. Chambers, ‘Understanding

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