Ireland and Irishness: The Contextuality of Postcolonial Identity

  title={Ireland and Irishness: The Contextuality of Postcolonial Identity},
  author={Lauren A Scanlon and Medha Satish Kumar},
  journal={Annals of the American Association of Geographers},
  pages={202 - 222}
The porous boundaries of postcolonial studies are put to the test in examining the Irish question and its position in postcolonial studies. Scholars have explored Ireland through the themes of decolonization, diaspora, and religion, but we propose indigenous studies as a way forward to push the boundaries and apply an appropriate context to view the 1916 Commemorations, a likely focus of Irish studies for years to come. To set the stage for Ireland, we explore the existing literature on… 

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