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Studia Romanica et Anglica Zagrabiensia : Revue publiée par les Sections romane, italienne et anglaise de la Faculté des Lettres de l’Université de Zagreb, Vol.53 No.- May 2009. -

The article deals with the spatial practice whereby nations privilege certain locales in

constructing and representing their identity. This strategy is illustrated by an analysis

of the function of the west of Ireland both during the process of decolonisation and

in the later period of state formation. Later in his argument the author shows, using

examples from literature, how this practice is not uncontested but is criticized by oppositional

voices within the cultural archive. In the conclusion the author delineates

the role of the west in the Irish tourist industry.

Ireland; space; place; west of Ireland; identity; authenticity

Author: Stipe Grgas - ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia



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