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    Colonial Spaces and Sites of Resistance: Landed Estates in 19th Century Ireland

    Duffy, Patrick (2012) Colonial Spaces and Sites of Resistance: Landed Estates in 19th Century Ireland. In: Anniversary Essays: Forty Years of Geography in Maynooth. National University of Ireland Maynooth, pp. 369-399. ISBN 9780992746605

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    The regional expression of rural protest, agrarian outrage and rebellion in 19th century Ireland has been periodically examined by historians and historical geographers (Bric, 1985; Kiely and Nolan, 1992). One of the contexts within which such events may be re-visited is within a framework of local resistance to colonial domination. Post-colonial perspectives offer a critique of 19th century colonial discourse in which dominant power structures frequently served to 'Other' the colonized, through processes of negative stereotyping and myths of primitive backwardness. Colonial hegemonies generated both subservience and resistance in a variety of strategies by the colonized. Colonialism in its various manifestations throughout the British Empire provides some of the most clear-cut examples of a dominant elite subordinating a colonized 'inferior' native population.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: First published in Proudfoot, L.J. and Roche, M.M. (Eds) (2005) (Dis)Placing Empire. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 15-40.
    Keywords: Colonial Spaces; Sites of Resistance; Landed Estates; 19th Century Ireland; Anniversary Essays; Geography; Maynooth;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 5594
    Depositing User: Prof. Patrick Duffy
    Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2014 10:33
    Publisher: National University of Ireland Maynooth
    Refereed: Yes

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