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New Developments in Postcolonial Studies


Edited By Malgorzata Martynuska and Elzbieta Rokosz-Piejko

This book analyses the applicability of postcolonial theories and contemporary issues, and also revisits previously tackled cultural, social and literary phenomena. The contributions examine contemporary social, economic and cultural processes. The authors look back at older cultural texts, coming from either former colonies or former colonisers. They furthermore refer to the fact that theories of postcolonialism are currently more frequently applied to study countries originally not classified as colonial. They attempt to define and explain the experiences of the native peoples of colonial territories in various historical situations of dependence.

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Postcolonial Ireland in McCarthy’s Bar by Pete McCarthy (Oksana Weretiuk)


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Oksana Weretiuk

Postcolonial Ireland in McCarthy’s Bar by Pete McCarthy

Abstract: The following essay examines the way in which McCarthy’s Bar. A Journey of Discovery in Ireland (1998) by Pete McCarthy might be located in a paradigm of postcolonial studies. It focuses on a postcolonial interpretation of McCarthy’s perception of Ireland, Irishness, and Irish history during the author’s two journeys from the south to the north-west of the Green Isle.

Key words: Ireland, Irish history, travel books, British colonies, postcolonial studies.

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