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William J. Smyth

5 • Towards a cultural geography of the 1641 rising/rebellion william j. smyth It is now agreed that the ‘1641 depositions’ comprise a conflation of documents, containing confusing and often contradictory statements of evidence. Even more problematical, these depositions have generated passionate controversies down the centuries and still constitute contested terrain.1 This chapter seeks to illustrate the role that cartography and geography can play in understanding and contextualising the 1641 rising/rebellion. In addition, the insights and advantages to be

in Ireland, 1641
Matthew Hunt, Sharon O’Brien, Patrick Cadwell and Dónal P. O’Mathúna

considering the priority that translation services should receive relative to other pressing needs during a crisis. This discussion of the ethics of crisis translation links to two dimensions of humanitarian ethics more broadly. Ricoeur’s concept of linguistic hospitality suggests how relationships in humanitarian settings often span social, cultural, geographic and linguistic distances, and should be conceived not merely as transactional but through an ethic of exchange that

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Digital Bodies, Data and Gifts
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

Data Capitalism and Data Citizenship’ , Television & New Media , 20 : 4 , 412 – 19 Silk J. ( 2004 ), ‘ Caring at a Distance: Gift Theory, Aid Chains and Social Movements’ , Social and Cultural Geography , 5 , 229 – 50 . Stirrat R. L. and Henkel

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Author: John Thieme

R. K. Narayan's reputation as one of the founding figures of Indian writing in English is re-examined in this comprehensive study of his fiction. Arguing against views that have seen Narayan as a chronicler of authentic ‘Indianness’, the book locates his fiction in terms of specific South Indian contexts, cultural geography and non-Indian intertexts. It draws on recent thinking about the ways places are constructed to demonstrate that Malgudi is always a fractured and transitional site – an interface between older conceptions and contemporary views which stress the inescapability of change in the face of modernity. Offering fresh insights into the influences that went into the making of Narayan's fiction, this is a wide-ranging guide to his novels to date.

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J. F. Merritt

mayor or town council meant that decisive action could not easily be taken without explicit direction by the crown or (increasingly) by parliament, and where these two could not agree on a course of action, then it would be difficult to suppress popular demonstrations. More generally, as the various regimes chose to occupy the buildings and spaces of Westminster, so they inevitably had to adapt to the distinctive topography and institutions of the area. There was a distinctive cultural geography to contend with as well. Westminster was a centre of fashionable gentry

in Westminster 1640–60
Landscape, mobility and politics after the crash
Denis Linehan

decade. Consequently, rather than a non-place, the motorway has a very strong cultural location. Its imposition on the Irish landscape represents not one, but many competing visions of nationhood and the State. The Irish road has a rich and complex cultural geography, linked to the past, and emblazoned with the problem and dynamics of contemporary living. This is reflected in its built environment and in the practices, stories and discourse that bring it into being. By retrieving these contexts, this chapter will focus upon the shifting meanings and reception of the

in Spacing Ireland
The poet among the Italians
Gioia Angeletti

and real life –​documents in-​the-​making –​this work often ‘leaves little room for texts’  –​in other words, for authoritative and incontrovertible ‘textualization’.3 In Byron’s case, the ethnographic observation of the human and cultural geography of Italy is given textual form in his idiosyncratic letters and journals, where he does not merely represent Italianness but also interprets and reinvents it, often to confute conventional figurations of Italy. As with most ethnographers, Byron seeks both to grasp the exotic and foreign and to communicate them to his

in Byron and Italy
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Helena Chance

promotional materials, board minutes, photographs, illustrations and landscape plans to understand how the landscapes were designed, how they were used and publicised and how they changed over time. The empirical evidence is underpinned by sources from a broad disciplinary base, drawing on areas of research within architectural, art, photographic, landscape and garden histories; cultural geography, social history, philosophy and social science to draw out the complexities of the origins, purposes and designs of corporate landscapes and how they were understood and regarded

in The factory in a garden
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Contexts and reactions

The 1641 rebellion is one of the seminal events in early modern Irish and British history. The 1641 'massacres', like the battles at the Boyne (1690) and Somme (1916), played a key role in creating and sustaining a collective Protestant/ British identity in Ulster, in much the same way that the subsequent Cromwellian conquest in the 1650s helped forge a new Irish Catholic national identity. This book illustrates the role that cartography and geography can play in understanding and contextualising the 1641 rising/rebellion. During the Irish wars of the 1590s, printed news on the continent about developments in Ireland emanated from the Roman press of Bernandino Beccari. Barcelona publications indicate a strong interest in Irish events at a time ironically when Irish regiments in the service of Spain were heavily involved in the attempted suppression of their revolt. The book also answers few questions with reference to the survivors of the sacks of the Dutch Revolt. The history of sectarian conflict in the French wars of religion has focused more on the targets of violence, animate and inanimate, than on its vocal manifestations. The Irish exiles in the Spanish Monarchy were extremely active in the years prior to 1641. Connecting the Hispanic dimension of events in 1641 and the birth of an Irish 'Black Legend' comparable to the classical 'Spanish Black Legend' required the reflection on the meaning of violence.

Editor: Paul Newland

British Rural Landscapes on Film offers wide-ranging critical insights into ways in which rural areas in Britain have been represented on film, from the silent era, through both world wars, and on into the contemporary period. The contributors to the book demonstrate that the countryside in Britain has provided a range of rich and dense spaces into which aspects of contested cultural identities have been projected. The essays in the book show how far British rural landscapes have performed key roles in a range of film genres including heritage, but also horror, art cinema, and children’s films. Films explored include Tawny Pipit (1944), A Canterbury Tale (1944), The Go-Between (1970), Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971), Another Time, Another Place (1983), On the Black Hill (1987), Wuthering Heights (2011), Jane Eyre (2011), and the Harry Potter and Nanny McPhee films. The book also includes new interviews with the filmmakers Gideon Koppel and Patrick Keiller. By focusing solely on rural landscapes, and often drawing on critical insight from art history and cultural geography, this book aims to transform our understanding of British cinema.