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Commemorating the Irish Famine : memory and the monument, by Emily Mark-FitzGerald

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Commemorating the Irish Famine : memory and the monument
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Commemorating the Irish Famine
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memory and the monument
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by Emily Mark-FitzGerald
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eng
Summary
Commemorating the Irish Famine: Memory and the Monument presents for the first time a visual cultural history of the 1840s Irish Famine, tracing its representation and commemoration from the 19th century up to its 150th anniversary in the 1990s and beyond. As the watershed event of 19th century Ireland, the Famine's political and social impacts profoundly shaped modern Ireland and the nations of its diaspora. Yet up until the 1990s, the memory of the Famine remained relatively muted and neglected, attracting little public attention. Thus the Famine commemorative boom of the mid-1990s was unprecedented in scale and output, with close to one hundred monuments newly constructed across Ireland, Britain, the United States, Canada and Australia. Drawing on an extensive global survey of recent community and national responses to the Famine's anniversary, and by outlining why these memories matter and to whom, this book argues how the phenomenon of Famine commemoration may be understood in the context of a growing memorial culture worldwide. It offers an innovative look at a well-known migration history whilst exploring how a now-global ethnic community redefines itself through acts of public memory and representation --
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Mark-FitzGerald, Emily
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no index present
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non fiction
Series statement
Reappraisals in Irish history
Series volume
3
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  • Memorialization
  • Memorials
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
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Commemorating the Irish Famine : memory and the monument, by Emily Mark-FitzGerald
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Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Visualizing the Famine: Nineteenth-Century Image, Reception and Legacy The Famine in fine art Newspaper illustration and the figure of Famine Legacy Chapter 3: Commemorating the Famine: 1940s-1990s Commemoration and historiography The 1990s sesquicentenary Trauma, genocide and Famine memory Chapter 4: Constructing Famine Spaces in Ireland Site: the workhouse and graveyard Presence: embodying Famine Performance: commemorative ritual and process Chapter 5: Community Famine Commemoration in Northern Ireland and the Diaspora Commemoration in contested spaces: Northern Ireland and Britain The high cross and Celtic Canada Imaging genealogy in the United States Chapter 6: Major Famine Memorials Dublin and Boston Murrisk, Co Mayo and Philadelphia Sydney New York City Chapter 7: Conclusion Appendix: Famine Monuments <U+0127> � a Global Survey
Control code
FIEb17491423
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 330 pages
Isbn
9781846318986
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)854618910
Label
Commemorating the Irish Famine : memory and the monument, by Emily Mark-FitzGerald
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Visualizing the Famine: Nineteenth-Century Image, Reception and Legacy The Famine in fine art Newspaper illustration and the figure of Famine Legacy Chapter 3: Commemorating the Famine: 1940s-1990s Commemoration and historiography The 1990s sesquicentenary Trauma, genocide and Famine memory Chapter 4: Constructing Famine Spaces in Ireland Site: the workhouse and graveyard Presence: embodying Famine Performance: commemorative ritual and process Chapter 5: Community Famine Commemoration in Northern Ireland and the Diaspora Commemoration in contested spaces: Northern Ireland and Britain The high cross and Celtic Canada Imaging genealogy in the United States Chapter 6: Major Famine Memorials Dublin and Boston Murrisk, Co Mayo and Philadelphia Sydney New York City Chapter 7: Conclusion Appendix: Famine Monuments <U+0127> � a Global Survey
Control code
FIEb17491423
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 330 pages
Isbn
9781846318986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)854618910

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