Paper $29.00 ISBN: 9780745332260 Published April 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745332277 Published April 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Language, Resistance and Revival: Republican Prisoners and the Irish Language in the North of Ireland

Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh

Language, Resistance and Revival: Republican Prisoners and the Irish Language in the North of Ireland

Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh

Distributed for Pluto Press

280 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $29.00 ISBN: 9780745332260 Published April 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745332277 Published April 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Language, Resistance and Revival tells the untold story of the truly groundbreaking linguistic and educational developments that took place among Republican prisoners in Long Kesh prison from 1972-2000.

During a period of bitter struggle between Republican prisoners and the British state, the Irish language was taught and spoken as a form of resistance during incarceration. The book unearths this story for the first time and analyses the rejuvenating impact it had on the cultural revival in the nationalist community beyond the prison walls.

Based on unprecedented interviews, Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh explores a key period in Irish history through the original and 'insider' accounts of key protagonists in the contemporary Irish language revival.

Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Foreword by Phil Scraton
Introduction
1- Colonialism, Culture and Ideology
2- Irish historical context: The Irish language— Conquest, Suppression and Revival: 1500—1971
3- Imprisonment, the Irish context and the language
4- ‘Na Cásanna’- The Cages of Long Kesh 1973-1984
5- ‘Ar an Phluid’- The H-Blocks, the ‘Blanket Protest’ and the Aftermath 1976-1985
6- ‘Bringing the language to the people’- Revival
Conclusion
Epilogue
Appendix- Narrator Biographies
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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