Release on 2003-09-20 | by Colin Coulter,Steve Coleman
Critical Approaches to the Celtic Tiger
Author: Colin Coulter,Steve Coleman
Pubpsher: Manchester University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Ireland appears to be in the throes of a remarkable process of social change. The purpose of this book is to systematically scrutinize the interpretations and prescriptions that inform the deceptively simple metaphor of the "Celtic Tiger." The standpoint of the book is that a more critical approach to the course of development being followed by the Republic is urgently required. The essays collected here set out to expose the fallacies that drive the fashionable rhetoric of Tigerhood. Four of these fallacies--that Ireland has cast off the chains of economic dependency, that everyone is benefiting from the economic recovery, that personal freedom and liberty are at an unprecedented level for all citizens, and that Ireland is also experiencing a period of strong cultural renaissance--are vigorously challenged.
Release on 2005 | by Ruth Dudley Edwards,Bridget Hourican
Author: Ruth Dudley Edwards,Bridget Hourican
Pubpsher: Psychology Press
"The history of Ireland and its people is one of extraordinary richness and variety. Combining more than a hundred ... maps, charts and graphs with a narrative packed with key facts and ... analysis, An Atlas of Irish History provides comprehensive coverage of the main political, military, economic, religious and social changes that have occurred in Ireland and among the Irish abroad over the past two millennia. This third edition has been comprehensively revised, updated and significantly expanded to include an account of the startling changes that have occurred in Ireland and among its emigrants in the last few decades - from the impact of the Celtic Tiger to the peace process."--Back cover.
This volume examines Irish women's many and varied political and public roles from the 18th century through to the 20th century. Throughout such an analysis, many of the articles raise questions about the traditional historical assumption that women were passive agents in the political narrative. From philanthropic work in the 1770s to campaigning against de Valera's constitution in 1937, Irish women have a long history of public action. This book challenges historians to open up definitions of state, nation, citizenship and power which have been central to the debate on Irish history.
Release on 2006-09-07 | by D. George Boyce,Alan O'Day
Revisionism and the Revisionist Controversy
Author: D. George Boyce,Alan O'Day
This volume brings together distinguished historians of Ireland, each of whom tackles a key question, issue or event in Irish history since the eighteenth century and: * examines its historiography * assesses the context of new interpretations * considers the strengths and weaknesses of revisionist ideas * offers their own interpretation. Topics covered are not only of historical interest but, in the context of recent revisionist debates, of contemporary political significance. These original contributions take account of new evidence and perspectives, as well as up-to-date historical methodology. Their combination of synthesis and analysis represent a valuable guide to the present state of the writing of modern Irish history.
Irish History offers a complete A to Z journey through a turbulent past that has shaped the country today. Every entry is tagged by one of seven themes, such as Culture and Politics, which can then be followed as threads throughout the book to provide a deeper understanding of a great many characters and events.
Release on 2015-09-15 | by Catherine Cox,Susannah Riordan
Author: Catherine Cox,Susannah Riordan
This edited collection is the first to address the topic of adolescence in Irish history. It brings together established and emerging scholars to examine the experience of Irish young adults from the 'affective revolution' of the early nineteenth century to the emergence of the teenager in the 1960s.