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    “Up to the Sun and Down to the Centre:” The Utopian Moment in Anticolonial Nationalism

    Kearns, Gerard (2014) “Up to the Sun and Down to the Centre:” The Utopian Moment in Anticolonial Nationalism. Historical Geography, 42. pp. 130-151. ISSN 2331-7523

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    The ideology and practice of James Fintan Lalor is examined as a geographical imagination in the service of anticolonial nationalism. The utopian and forward-looking aspects of nationalism have not received as much attention as the retrospective emphasis upon the restoration of past glories. Yet in anticolonial nationalism, the question of what an independent state could achieve incites a utopian moment and links nationalism to a more universalist discourse concerning justice.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
    Keywords: Nationalism; Land; Colonialism;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 6024
    Depositing User: Gerry Kearns
    Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2015 14:59
    Journal or Publication Title: Historical Geography
    Publisher: UNM University Libraries
    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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