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    “Educate that holy hatred”: place, trauma and identity in the Irish nationalism of John Mitchel

    Kearns, Gerard (2001) “Educate that holy hatred”: place, trauma and identity in the Irish nationalism of John Mitchel. Political Geography, 20. pp. 885-911. ISSN 0962-6298

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    Many anti-colonial nationalisms incorporate a historical justification for independence. In the case of Irish nationalism, this historical argument has often drawn attention to traumatic historical events of conquest and famine. These traumas are blamed on the English colonisers. In this article, I explore some of the consequences of this particular way of tying together place and history in the service of nationalism. I argue that it can serve to deflect nationalists from detailed consideration of alternative futures towards a purely manichean critique of the past.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Nationalism; John Mitchel; Ireland; Irish Famine; Colonialism; Trauma;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 8657
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    Depositing User: Gerry Kearns
    Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2017 10:52
    Journal or Publication Title: Political Geography
    Publisher: Elsevier
    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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