Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Commemorating the Irish Famine: Memory and the Monument - Reappraisals in Irish History 3 (Paperback)
  • Commemorating the Irish Famine: Memory and the Monument - Reappraisals in Irish History 3 (Paperback)
zoom

Commemorating the Irish Famine: Memory and the Monument - Reappraisals in Irish History 3 (Paperback)

(author)
£25.00
Paperback 344 Pages / Published: 05/02/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Check availability At your local shop
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.

Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9781781381694
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 757 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Mark-Fitzgerald's excellent book will have an important position as questions arise around the relationship between the high-profile memory practices relating to the Irish Famine, so centred on creating a usable narrative of the past and of Irish identity, and the more recent traumatic memories which were being actively suppressed and silenced during the same period. Commemorating the Irish Famine: Memory and the Monument is sure to enrich several disciplines, from social and visual histories to the study of Irish culture, both in Ireland and throughout the diaspora. -- Niamh NicGhabhann * Irish Studies Review *
Emily Mark-Fitzgerald's book will have certainly paved the way for and influenced the debate [on the Irish Famine]. It is a remarkable study which crosses several disciplines and which will be of interest to many.
Irish Literary Supplement

You may also be interested in...

A History of Ancient Britain
Added to basket
First Light
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A History Of Scotland
Added to basket
Civil War
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Witches
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Counting Sheep
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
How England Made the English
Added to basket
The Norman Conquest
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Please, Mister Postman
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Making Sense of the Troubles
Added to basket
The Hollow Crown
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Story of Ireland
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Empire of the Deep
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
A Great and Terrible King
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.