By Colin Graham
Deconstructing eire examines the path wherein the historical past of modernity and colonialism has developed an concept of "Ireland," produced extra usually as a quotation than an reality. The author's strategy -- utilizing Derridean deconstruction in alliance with positions in postcolonial and Subaltern stories -- illuminates the best way nationwide identification is developed and reconfigured via a desirable variety of fabric, together with literature, political writing, and well known cultural types reminiscent of tv, movie, and advertisements.
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6. Fintan O’Toole, ‘Introducing Irelantis’ in Seán Hillen, Irelantis, p. 5. Moroney, ‘Postcards from the Edge’, p. 20. Luke Gibbons, Transformations in Irish Culture (Cork: Cork University Press/Field Day, 1996), p. 40. Robert J. Holton, Globalization and the Nation-State (London: Macmillan, 1998), p. 155. Dwayne Winseck, ‘Contradictions in the Democratization of International Communication’, Media, Culture and Society, 19:2 (1997), 221. ), Ireland’s Field Day (London: Hutchinson, 1985), p. 95.
229. 61. See Chapter XI, ‘An Irish Utopia’, in James Connolly, Labour in Irish History (Dublin: New Books, 1983 ), pp. 77–90. 62. See O Cobhthaigh’s notes to Edward Thomas Craig, An Irish Commune (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1983 [c. 1920]), p. 169. On Ralahine see also Cormac Ó Gráda, ‘The Owenite Commune at Ralahine, 1831–2’, Irish Economic and Social History 1 (1974), 36–48. 63. Craig, An Irish Commune, pp. 7–8. 64. Connolly, Labour in Irish History, p. 82. 65. Craig, An Irish Commune, p.
15. 58. ), The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Derry: Field Day, 1991), III, p. 567. 59. Luke Gibbons, ‘Coming Out of Hibernation? ), Across the Frontiers: Ireland in the 1990s (Dublin: Wolfhound, 1988), pp. 217 and 218. 60. At worst this teleological yet dissident criticism leads to an assertion such as Desmond Bell’s: ‘Such are the contradictions of Irish modernization that we have prematurely entered the post-modern era’ while ‘Modernism remains an untried project’. Bell obviously reduces the postmodern to a time-bound diagnosis while modernism is a ‘project’ potentially exceeding time itself, but also reduced, by the advent of postmodernism, to historical time.
Deconstructing Ireland by Colin Graham