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Mythical Thinking in Political Life: Reflections on Nationalism and Social Science

Author: 
Garvin, Tom
Credentials: 
Professor, D/Politics University College, Dublin

This work (in the trade paperback edition ) is a major contribution to the discussion of the role of passion and reason in national life with a special emphasis of the role of myth and mythmaking in the emergence of modern Ireland. The monograph deals with the appeal to reason that was at the core of 18th and early 19th c Irish political redress, the discusses the enveloping power of passion and mythomania in Irish national life and its enduring legacies in early 21st century Catholic Ireland as well as Protestant northeast Ulster. This work has wider appeal as well since it discusses the roots of emergent European nationalism in new national entities such as Ireland, Norway, Iceland, Greece and the Arab nationalisms of Egypt and Lebanon all of which were interconnected via programs of national cultural and then political revival in the pre 1914-1918 era.

Market: 
Political Science: Irish studies, Irish politics and national life 19th-20th c, political philosophy, nationalism
Release Date: 
2004
ISBN: 
Paper: 1-930901-84-4
Price: 
$26.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
172
Index: 
Yes
Bibliography: 
Yes
Illustrations: 
None
CIP: 
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Irish Research Series: 
Yes