Rethinking Occupied Ireland
Gender and Incarceration in Contemporary Irish Film
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: Syracuse University Press
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OVER THE COURSE OF WORKING ON THIS BOOK , I have been lucky enough to encounter many people who have freely given their support as friends, family, colleagues, and scholars. Without such generosity, this project would not have been possible. It has been a privilege to...
IN THE COLONIAL PRESENT, Derek Gregory adapts Giorgio Agamben’s theorization of sovereignty and exclusion to the war in Afghanistan. Looking at the suspension of due process and the emergency legislation that legalizes the detention, internment, and rigorous interrogation of people accused of terrorist acts, Gregory makes a powerful case for the...
1 Into the Quagmire
IN PICTURING DERRY (Dave Fox, 1985), members of a photography collective recall that when they showed their work at an arts college in England, audience members complained that the photographs were too “heavy.” While one of the photographers explains that the collective deliberately...
2 “Blessed Are Those Who Hunger for Justice”
A 1981 MURAL on Belfast’s Rockmount Street (fig. 3) offers a salient example of the constellation of religious, mythological, and historical symbols deployed in order to rally support and sympathy for Irish republican prisoners on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP)...
3 Body Politics
THE COVER OF LILY FITZSIMONS’S BOOKLET Does Anybody Care? features a stylized image of a woman in a blanket. The woman’s face is drawn with stereotypically feminine features—a small nose, high cheekbones, a prominent mouth—and her loose dark hair flows past her shoulders,...
4 Washed Away
IN 1940, CHRISTINA MULCAHY gave birth at a home for single mothers run by Catholic nuns. She had gotten pregnant by her boyfriend and would have married him, but the nuns intercepted the couple’s communication. After the birth, Mulcahy tried to return home, but her father barred her from entering the property and sent his daughter—who at age ...
MAYA DERRINGTON’S DOCUMENTARY Pyjama Girls (2010) follows the lives of two Irish teenagers, Lauren and Tara, who, like their peers, choose to wear pajamas as ordinary daytime clothing. The girls live in a public housing estate in Ballyfermot, an “inner-city” suburb...
Page Count: 296
Illustrations: 10 black and white
Publication Year: 2013
OCLC Number: 872675940
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