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Original scientific paper

The Power of Place: the Irish West as a Case Study

Stipe Grgas ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

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The article deals with the spatial practice whereby nations privilege certain locales in
constructing and representing their identity. This strategy is illustrated by an analysis
of the function of the west of Ireland both during the process of decolonisation and
in the later period of state formation. Later in his argument the author shows, using
examples from literature, how this practice is not uncontested but is criticized by oppositional
voices within the cultural archive. In the conclusion the author delineates
the role of the west in the Irish tourist industry.


Ireland, space, place, west of Ireland, identity, authenticity

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