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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 7–30.
Published: 01 February 2018
... and its subsequent crisis must be understood at multiple spatial scales, including the global and the European. Our own particular Irish crisis cannot be discussed in isolation from these larger scales. The Celtic Tiger in its prime was the Irish version of global neoliberalism, while the Irish crisis...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2018
..., as well as an epoch of enormous literary creativity, it is still dealing with the devastations of the 2008 global financial crisis that led to the overnight meltdown of the Celtic Tiger and to what might be called a “decade of austerities.” The collapse of the Celtic Tiger, and the sense of supine...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 135–169.
Published: 01 February 2018
... literary and cultural life has generally remained eerily becalmed and consensual, even soporific; the sudden and sharp meltdown of the Celtic Tiger notwithstanding, many of the country’s leading writers have more or less ignored the crisis or have lined up with establishment- and corporate-friendly...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 1–68.
Published: 01 May 2010
... hand with continued subordination to the logic of capitalism and to the ideologies of posthistory. Kiberd’s volume undoubtedly caught the upbeat mood of the opening Celtic Tiger boom decade in a way Deane’s work did not; today, as that boom gives way to bust, Deane’s reserve may seem well...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 253–272.
Published: 01 February 2018
... country and a young nation, with a longstanding reputation for spirituality and imagina- tion, contemporary Ireland is experiencing the strange sensation of meet- ing itself coming back.10 The deregulated forms of spirituality that were gaining ground in Ire- land during the Celtic Tiger boom...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 February 2018
... begins to grow rapidly, the Ameri- can Dream functions primarily to signify economic opportunity and suc- cess, using social mobility as its gauge. It is this version that is adopted by the Irish government of the Celtic Tiger years. As Fintan O’Toole has argued, the Irish government presiding over...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 231–252.
Published: 01 February 2018
... uncritically cites media “concern” about young girls being “prematurely sexualized” in Celtic Tiger Ireland and notes a “dra- matic rise in sexually transmitted diseases.” He also accepts on its own terms the reactionary antifeminist discourse about a “crisis of masculinity” (536–57). To critique...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 February 2004
..., the Irish are identified here not with the Asian (as in the metaphor of the Celtic Tiger) but with the American black, such that the Irish person can become, effectively, a black person.13 Following Nicholas Canny, Seamus Deane critiques the early modern English view of Ireland in which the Irish...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 207–241.
Published: 01 February 2004
... liberal or leftist, republican or re- visionist—the most embarrassing aspect of the Revival is its folk culture idiom, its nativist or romantic nationalist tones, its ‘‘backward look’’ to the western seaboard or to imagined worlds of the Irish peasantry or of Celtic epic and saga. All of this lends...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 31–57.
Published: 01 February 2018
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 179–205.
Published: 01 February 2004
... explain and jus- tify the present intensified the historiographical debate, propelling the anx- ious search for a history that would liberate Irish people from their history. In the 1990s, there was an audible collective exhalation of the national breath: with the advent of the Celtic Tiger, the IRA...