The Event and Its Terrors: Ireland, Famine, Modernity

Stuart McLean (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$85.00
Publisher
Stanford University Press
Publish Date
July 09, 2004
Pages
248
Dimensions
6.44 X 0.72 X 9.36 inches | 0.98 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780804744393
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About the Author

Stuart McLean is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Global Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Reviews

" This impassioned work shows a particularly impressive mastery of published sources, of the well known primary sources, and extraordinarily creative work in the archives. The book is important for Irish studies, and for anthropologists and others who study great social upheaval from eye-witness accounts." -- George Marcus, Rice University
" This book is original, well researched, and beautifully written. It is a first rate piece of work and a great contribution to the scholarship of Ireland as well as the scholarship in a variety of fields, including anthropology, history, folklore, and literary studies. . . . McLean reads through the accounts of the famine with an eye to the absent presence of the texts, the unexpressed horrors, the conventions of primitivism, the ambivalence of modernity, the anxieties of political economy." -- Begon a Aretxaga, University of Texas at Austin
ย“This impassioned work shows a particularly impressive mastery of published sources, of the well known primary sources, and extraordinarily creative work in the archives. The book is important for Irish studies, and for anthropologists and others who study great social upheaval from eye-witness accounts.โ€ ย—George Marcus, Rice University
ย“This book is original, well researched, and beautifully written. It is a first rate piece of work and a great contribution to the scholarship of Ireland as well as the scholarship in a variety of fields, including anthropology, history, folklore, and literary studies. . . . McLean reads through the accounts of the famine with an eye to the absent presence of the texts, the unexpressed horrors, the conventions of primitivism, the ambivalence of modernity, the anxieties of political economy.โ€ ย—Begoรฑa Aretxaga, University of Texas at Austin
"This impassioned work shows a particularly impressive mastery of published sources, of the well known primary sources, and extraordinarily creative work in the archives. The book is important for Irish studies, and for anthropologists and others who study great social upheaval from eye-witness accounts." --George Marcus, Rice University
"This book is original, well researched, and beautifully written. It is a first rate piece of work and a great contribution to the scholarship of Ireland as well as the scholarship in a variety of fields, including anthropology, history, folklore, and literary studies. . . . McLean reads through the accounts of the famine with an eye to the absent presence of the texts, the unexpressed horrors, the conventions of primitivism, the ambivalence of modernity, the anxieties of political economy." --Begona Aretxaga, University of Texas at Austin