By Colin Graham

ISBN-10: 0585441715

ISBN-13: 9780585441719

ISBN-10: 074860975X

ISBN-13: 9780748609758

Deconstructing eire examines the path in which the historical past of modernity and colonialism has developed an idea of "Ireland," produced extra usually as a quotation than an reality. The author's technique -- utilizing Derridean deconstruction in alliance with positions in postcolonial and Subaltern reports -- illuminates the way nationwide identification is developed and reconfigured via a desirable variety of fabric, together with literature, political writing, and renowned cultural varieties akin to tv, movie, and ads.

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Jacques Derrida, Spectres of Marx: The State of Debt, the Work of Mourning & the New International, trans. by Peggy Kamuf, intro. Bernd Magnus and Stephen Cullenberg (London: Routledge, 1994), p. 47. 19. Ferdinand de Saussure, Course in General Linguistics, intro. Jonathan Culler (London: Fontana/Collins, 1978), p. 66. 20. ’, in In the Land of Nod (Dublin: Lilliput, 1996), pp. 55–6. 21. Jacques Derrida, Of Grammatology, trans. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976), p.

Thomas Richards, The Imperial Archive: Knowledge and the Fantasy of Empire (London: Verso, 1993), p. 152. 50. Saussure, Course in General Linguistics, p. 76. 51. Fredric Jameson, Postmodernism; or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (London: Verso, 1993), p. 163. 52. In the context of postmodern utopianism Jameson discusses spatialization through installation art. His comparison of Hans Haacke and Robert Gober is instructive here. Fredric Jameson, Postmodernism, pp. 161–80. 53. Conor McCarthy, Modernisation, Crisis and Culture in Ireland, 1969–1992 (Dublin: Four Courts, 2000), p.

417. 78. Donnelly, Atlantis, p. 414. 79. Donnelly, Atlantis, p. 420. 80. Donnelly, Atlantis, p. 421. 81. Donnelly, Atlantis, p. 421. 82. Donnelly’s ideas were seen in exactly this way by Madame Blavatsky who, in The Secret Doctrine, used Donnelly extensively as a source for her own ‘ IRELAND , 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. EAST OF ATLANTIS ’ 31 writings on Atlantis: ‘Even the clever work of Donnelly . . is put aside, notwithstanding that its statements are all confined within a frame of strictly scientific proofs.

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