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Published: 01 October 2011

288 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719078378

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Imperial Spaces

Placing the Irish and Scots in Colonial Australia

Lindsay J. Proudfoot and DianneP. Hall

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • Explores selected place narratives as instances of the discursively-framed localism which characterizes settler experience of empire in the colonies of white settlement
  • Offers a sustained critique of ethnic essentialism and ideas of cultural authenticity
  • Represents a new approach to the study of Irish and Scottish migration and settlement within Empire
  • Utilizes the concept of place to explore the ways in which Irish and Scottish settlers located themselves in imaginative acts of belonging within the imagined spaces of the Australian landscape

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