Week 8, Racial Discourse and Irish History, Luke Gibbons (Castle)

November 19, 2007

In discussing as others have the impact of colonialism on Irish historical identity, Gibbons states, “Irish history did not have to await modernity to undergo the effects of fragmentation—the cult of the fragmentation was the stuff from which history was made” (494). This was an interesting connection to the way in which imperial power breaks apart attempts at continuity, and as such, has similar characteristics of modernity.


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