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dc.contributor.authorCrosson, Seán
dc.identifier.citationCrosson, S. (2010) ' Anticipating a Postnationalist Ireland: Representing Gaelic Games in Rocky Road to Dublin (1968) and Clash of the Ash (1987) ' In: Irene Gilsenan Nordin and Carmen Zamorano Llena(Eds.). Redefinitions of Irish Identity: A Postnationalist Approach. Oxford : Peter Lang.en_IE
dc.description.abstractThis article charts the movement towards what might be called, following from Richard Kearney’s 1995 book, a post-nationalist approach to representing gaelic games in film, particularly since the late 1960s through an examination of two films, Rocky Road to Dublin (1968) and Clash of the Ash (1987). However much gaelic games were part of the construction of Irish identity before and immediately after independence, the depiction of these games in films such as Rocky Road and Clash of the Ash, films which reflected the emergence of a critically engaged indigenous cinema in Ireland since the late 1960s, would also be part of the deconstruction of such an identity and critique of the failures of the state. Significantly, both these films use gaelic games as a means to interrogate and critically engage with certain mythologised and narrow-minded understandings of Irishness associated with the promotion of these games, including the issues of nationalism and masculinity.en_IE
dc.publisherPeter Langen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofRedefinitions of Irish Identity: A Postnationalist Approachen
dc.subjectIrish identityen_IE
dc.titleAnticipating a postnationalist Ireland: representing Gaelic Games in Rocky Road to Dublin (1968) and Clash of the Ash (1987)en_IE
dc.typeBook chapteren_IE
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dc.local.contactSeán Crosson, Huston Film School, Nui, Galway. 5687 Email:

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