Skip to content

Reinventing Modern Dublin: Streetscape, Iconography and the Politics of Identity Streetscape, Iconography and the Politics of Identity

Best in textbook rentals since 2012!

ISBN-10: 190062186X

ISBN-13: 9781900621861

Edition: 2003

Authors: Yvonne Whelan

List price: $35.00
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

This study of urban and cultural geography shows how Dublin's iconography evolved before and after the creation of the Irish Free State. Yvonne Whelan argues that a shift has taken place from an intensely political iconography to one that is increasingly apolitical.
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University College Dublin Press
Publication date: 1/10/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.06" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Yvonne Whelan is Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Bristol. She is the author of Reinventing Modern Dublin: Streetscape, Iconography and the Politics of Identity (UCD Press, 2003) and co-editor of Ireland: Space, Text, Time (Liffey, 2005).

List of plates
List of figures
List of tables
Introduction: setting the context
Unravelling the cultural geographies of landscape
Interrogating the cultural landscape
City of empire, site of resistance: the iconography of Dublin before independence
Representing empire: the monumental legacy of monarchy and military
Contested identities and the monumental landscape
Naming Dublin: imperial power, nationalist resistance
A capital once again: reinventing Dublin after independence
Symbolising the state: planning, power and the architecture of nationhood
Scripting national memory: the power of public monuments
Removing icons of empire: de-commemoration and the cultural landscape
Street naming and nation building in Dublin
The power of space: towards a postmodern iconography