Examining Irish Nationalism in the Context of Literature, Culture and Religion: A Study of the Epistemological Structure of Nationalism

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Argues that it is only through its epistemological perspective that nationalism can be properly analyzed. It goes on to offer such an analysis, utilizing the work of Jacques Lacan. The strong connections between nationalism and religion are examined Finally, the supposed difference between political nationalism and ‘cultural nationalism’ is interrogated.


"O'Brien's book should serve as a means by which these views and values are reassessed." - Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism

Table of Contents

Table of contents:
Preface; Introduction
1. The Aetiology of Nationalism: Definitions
2. Nationalist Reflections and Misrecognitions
3. Mapping Nationalism – Land and Language
4. Nationalism and Faith-Conclusion; Bibliography; Index

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