Reinventing Modern Dublin: Streetscape, Iconography, and the Politics of Iden

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-10-01
  • Publisher: Dufour Editions

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Takes the reader from the contested iconography of Dublin as it evolved in the early part of the 20th century before Independence through To The contemporary plans For The millennium spire on O'Connell Street. Yvonne Whelan, Lecturer at the Academy f

Author Biography

Yvonne Whelan is a Lecturer in Cultural Geography at the Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages, University of Ulster.

Table of Contents

List of plates
List of figures
List of tables
Introduction: setting the contextp. 1
Unravelling the cultural geographies of landscape
Interrogating the cultural landscapep. 11
City of empire, site of resistance: the iconography of Dublin before independence
Representing empire: the monumental legacy of monarchy and militaryp. 33
Contested identities and the monumental landscapep. 53
Naming Dublin: imperial power, nationalist resistancep. 94
A capital once again: reinventing Dublin after independence
Symbolising the state: planning, power and the architecture of nationhoodp. 115
Scripting national memory: the power of public monumentsp. 157
Removing icons of empire: de-commemoration and the cultural landscapep. 192
Street naming and nation building in Dublinp. 214
The power of space: towards a postmodern iconographyp. 233
Notesp. 246
Bibliographyp. 280
Indexp. 297
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