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Book review: Human Incumbrances: Political Violence and the Great Irish Famine
(SAGE Publications, 2012-11-15)
In 1860, the Irish nationalist writer John Mitchell avowed that ‘The Almighty, indeed, sent the potato blight, but the English created the famine’ (from The Last Conquest of Ireland (Perhaps)). The aphorism quickly became ...
Cultural geographies of the contact zone: Gaels, Galls and overlapping territories in late medieval Ireland
In writing about the social and cultural geographies of the past, we frequently reinforce notions of difference by using neatly delineated ethnic terms of reference that often superscribe the complexities of reality on the ...
Geography militant: resistance and the essentialisation of identity in colonial Ireland
In recent years, a growing recognition of the interconnections (in addition to the conflicts) between the worlds of the coloniser and the colonised has enabled the construction of an enhanced collection of differentiated ...
Contours of colonialism: Gaelic Ireland and the early colonial subject
The sixteenth century is critical to our reading of Ireland's subsequent colonial and indeed postcolonial geographies, yet has frequently evaded considered scrutiny for a variety of reasons, including the deficiencies of ...
Envisioning human security – commentary to Gill
(Geographical Society of Finland, 2018)
Prompted by Nick Gill’s review essay, ‘The suppression of welcome’, this commentary additionally reflects on attendant questions of security and responsibility in seeking to conceptualize a more human-centred vision of ...
Towards a human security vision of global climate action
This commentary piece considers how smart climate action and effective climate resilience can be productively advanced via a securitization discourse that recalls the earlier emphases of the UN’s ‘human security’ concept ...