The Irish Novel at the End of the Twentieth Century: Gender, Bodies And Power by J. JeffersThe Irish Novel at the End of the Twentieth Century: Gender, Bodies And Power by J. Jeffers

The Irish Novel at the End of the Twentieth Century: Gender, Bodies And Power

byJ. Jeffers

Paperback | June 10, 2008

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The Irish Novel at the End of the Twentieth Century: Gender, Bodies and Power interprets a wide variety of the most interesting Irish novels of the last ten years of the century from a perspective that focuses on the regulated sexual and constructed gendered body. The demarcating line of identity-the perennial Irish problem-can be gauged at the basic level of sexual and gender identity in contrast to or in alliance with political, social, religious or cultural norms. All mechanisms that have gone into controlling the body-gender regulation, violence, desire, religious taboos-can all be reinterpreted through the body in motion.
JENNIFER M. JEFFERS is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Cleveland State University. She has edited a collection of critical essays on Samuel Beckett's drama,Samuel Beckett: A Casebook, and co-edited with H. Gene Blocker an aesthetics and critical theory reader,Contextualizing Aesthetics: From Plato to Lyotard). She h...
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Title:The Irish Novel at the End of the Twentieth Century: Gender, Bodies And PowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:207 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.5 inPublished:June 10, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023060238X

ISBN - 13:9780230602380

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Table of Contents

Introduction The Politics of Gender, Bodies and Power Irish Identity: Heterosexual Norms Bodies over the Boundary Immeasurable Distance Velocity and Power Conclusion