Clara Fischer, Áine Mahon
December 19, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9780367189365 - CAT# K417228
Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy
SAVE ~$31.00 on each
This is the first book to bring a philosophical lens to issues of socio-political and cultural importance in twenty-first century Ireland. While the social, political, and economic landscape of contemporary Ireland has inspired extensive scholarly debate both within and well beyond the field of Irish Studies, there is a distinct lack of philosophical voices in these discussions. The aim of this volume is to enrich the fields of Philosophy and Irish Studies by encouraging a manifestly philosophical exploration of contemporary issues and concerns.
The essays in this volume collectively address diverse philosophical questions on contemporary Ireland by exploring a variety of themes, including: diaspora, exile, return; women’s bodies and autonomy; historic injustices and national healing; remembering and commemoration; institutionalisation and containment; colonialism and Ireland as "home"; conflict and violence; Northern Ireland and the peace process; nationalism, patriotism, and masculinities; ethnicity, immigration, and identity; and translation, art and culture.
Philosophical Perspectives on Contemporary Ireland marks a significant contribution to contemporary theorizations of Ireland by incorporating both Irish and transatlantic perspectives. It will appeal to a broad audience of scholars and advanced students working in philosophy, Irish Studies, feminist theory, history, legal studies, and literary theory. Beyond academia, it will also engage those interested in contemporary Ireland from policy and civil society perspectives.
1. Crossing Ireland’s Boundaries, Real and Imagined
Áine Mahon and Clara Fischer
Part I: Memory, Trauma, and Recovery
2. The Risk of Hospitality: Exchanging Stories Changing History
3. ‘In the frail way that people assemble themselves’: Feeling Shame about Tuam
Part II: Citizenship, Injustice, and the Law
4. ‘Take me to Church’: Sexual Citizenship and Spatial Justice in Ireland
5. State Shame, Sovereignty, and Legal Responses to Historical Institutional Abuse
Sinéad Ring and Máiréad Enright
6. Ireland After the Celtic Tiger: A Study in Social Injustice
Part III: Nation-Building and Post/Coloniality: Ireland North and South
7. Civil Society and Nonviolent Political Action in Northern Ireland
Iain Atack and Dong Jim Kim
8. Is Irish Reunification Republican?
9. Irish Republican Masculinities: The Politics of Humiliation
Part IV: Irish Cultural Imaginaries: Dislocation, Diaspora, and Home
10. Coast-Modernism, Wittgenstein, Primitivism, and the West of Ireland
11. Exile, Dislocation, and Home Spaces: Irish Narratives
Part V: Language, Identity, and Erasure
12. Racisms, Identity, and Anti-Racist Learner-Citizenship
13. Who’s Afraid of the Irish Language? The National-Philosophical Possibilities of a Lost Tongue