Race in Modern Irish Literature and Culture

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For decades Ireland presented itself as the land of hospitality, until the 1990s, when the 'Celtic Tiger' exposed its racist underbelly. In Race in Modern Irish Literature and Culture, John Brannigan argues that race and racism have longer histories in the Irish state, histories which have often been exposed and critiqued by Irish writers and artists. He revisits the role of racial ideologies in the foundation and development of the state, offering original historical insights, and inspired new readings of literary and cultural works ranging from Ulysses to The Commitments.

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John Brannigan is Senior Lecturer in the School of English, Drama and Film at the University College Dublin.

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Complex processes have constructed white Irishness, and we are only beginning to understand these. This excellent book is a welcome addition to the slowly growing literature on this subject. -- Prof Patricia Coughlan, University College, Cork Estudiosirlandeses Complex processes have constructed white Irishness, and we are only beginning to understand these. This excellent book is a welcome addition to the slowly growing literature on this subject.

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