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

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Commemorating the Irish Famine : memory and the monument
Title
Commemorating the Irish Famine
Title remainder
memory and the monument
Statement of responsibility
Emily Mark-Fitzgerald
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Author
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Language
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 nineteenth century up to its 150th anniversary in the 1990s and beyond. As the watershed event of ninteenth-century Ireland, the Famine's political and social impacts profoundly shaped modern Ireland and the nations of its diaspora. Yet up to the 1990s the memory of the Famine remained relatively muted in public space and heritage. The Famine commemorative boom of the mid-1990s was therefore unprecedented in scale and output, with more than 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, the book explores both popular and official Famine commemorations - the process of their making, the iconography they draw from and create, and their narratives of meaning and becoming. In 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 while exploring how global ethnic communities redefine themselves through acts of public memory and representation. -- Publisher's description
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Mark-FitzGerald, Emily
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Reappraisals in Irish history
Series volume
3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Famines
  • Famines
  • Collective memory
  • Monuments
  • Monuments
  • Monuments
  • Monuments
  • Monuments
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Commemorating the Irish Famine : memory and the monument, Emily Mark-Fitzgerald
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-314) and index
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Visualizing the Famine: Nineteenth-Century image, reception and legacy -- Chapter 3: Commemorating the Famine: 1940s-1990s -- Chapter 4: Constructing Famine spaces in Ireland -- Chapter 5: Community Famine Commemoration in Northern Ireland and the diaspora -- Chapter 6: Major Famine memorials -- Chapter 7: Conclusion -- Appendix: Famine monuments - a global survey -- Sources -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 330 p.
Isbn
9781846318986
Other physical details
ill., facsims., ports.
Label
Commemorating the Irish Famine : memory and the monument, Emily Mark-Fitzgerald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-314) and index
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Visualizing the Famine: Nineteenth-Century image, reception and legacy -- Chapter 3: Commemorating the Famine: 1940s-1990s -- Chapter 4: Constructing Famine spaces in Ireland -- Chapter 5: Community Famine Commemoration in Northern Ireland and the diaspora -- Chapter 6: Major Famine memorials -- Chapter 7: Conclusion -- Appendix: Famine monuments - a global survey -- Sources -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 330 p.
Isbn
9781846318986
Other physical details
ill., facsims., ports.

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