Imaging The Great Irish Famine: Representing Dispossession In Visual Culture by Niamh Ann KellyImaging The Great Irish Famine: Representing Dispossession In Visual Culture by Niamh Ann Kelly

Imaging The Great Irish Famine: Representing Dispossession In Visual Culture

byNiamh Ann Kelly

Hardcover | July 30, 2018

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The depiction of historical humanitarian disasters in art exhibitions, news reports, monuments, and heritage landscapes has framed the harrowing images we associate with dispossession. People around the world are driven out of their homes and countries on a wave of conflict, poverty, and famine, the main sites for engaging with their loss being visual news and social media.

In a reappraisal of the viewer's role in representations of displacement, Niamh Ann Kelly examines a wide range of commemorative visual culture from the mid-19th century Great Irish Famine. Her analysis of memorial images, objects, and locations from that period until the early 21st century shows how artefacts of historical trauma can affect understandings of enforced migrations as an ongoing form of political violence.

Perfect for students and researchers of museum and heritage studies, material culture, Irish history and contemporary visual cultures exploring dispossession.

Niamh Ann Kelly is a lecturer in critical theory at the Dublin School of Creative Arts and since 2010 has chaired the B.A. Contemporary Visual Culture program. She also teaches M.A. courses, supervises post-graduate research, and is an associate fellow of the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media. Her research interests lie in con...
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Title:Imaging The Great Irish Famine: Representing Dispossession In Visual CultureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.75 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:July 30, 2018Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1784537101

ISBN - 13:9781784537104

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