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Irish culture and colonial modernity, 1800-2000 : the transformation of oral space /

"From the Famine to political hunger strikes, from telling tales in the pub to Beckett's tortured utterances, the performance of Irish identity has always been deeply connected to the oral. Exploring how colonial modernity transformed the spaces that sustained Ireland's oral culture,...

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Main Author: Lloyd, David, 1955 Dec. 20-
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: Introduction: a history of the Irish orifice; 1. Irish hunger: the political economy of the potato; 2. Closing the mouth: disciplining oral space; 3. Counterparts: the public house, masculinity and temperance nationalism; 4. 'Going nowhere': oral space in the cell block; 5. The breaker's yard: from forensic to interrogation modernity; 6. On extorted speech: back to How It Is; Bibliography; Index.