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    'Blame it on Maureen O'Hara': Ireland and the trope of Authenticity

    Graham, Colin (2001) 'Blame it on Maureen O'Hara': Ireland and the trope of Authenticity. Cultural Studies, 15 (1). pp. 58-75. ISSN 0950-2386

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    This essay examines the role of authenticity as it appears as a factor in Irish cultural production. Taking examples from Yeats’s folklore collections, tourist marketing and beer advertisements, it suggests, using the writings of Adorno, Baudrillard and Jacob Golomb, that the trope of ‘authenticity’ persists, in variant forms, as a marker of how Irish material and textual culture ‘promotes’ itself in a post-colonial context.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Ireland; Irish culture; authenticity; Yeats; tourism; advertising; post–colo- nialsm; Adorno; Baudrillard;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies > English
    Item ID: 12932
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    Depositing User: Colin Graham
    Date Deposited: 19 May 2020 13:29
    Journal or Publication Title: Cultural Studies
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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