Mary E. Daly: Sixties Ireland. Reshaping the Economy, State and Society, 1957-1973

Artikelnummer: 978-1-31650-931-9

This provocative new history of Ireland during the long 1960s exposes the myths of Ireland's modernisation. Mary E. Daly questions traditional interpretations which see these years as a time of prosperity when Irish society led by a handful of key modernisers abandoned many of its traditional values in its search for economic growth.

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This provocative new history of Ireland during the long 1960s exposes the myths of Ireland's modernisation. Mary E. Daly questions traditional interpretations which see these years as a time of prosperity when Irish society led by a handful of key modernisers abandoned many of its traditional values in its search for economic growth.

Setting developments in Ireland in a wider European context, Daly shows instead that claims for the economic transformation of Ireland are hugely questionable: Ireland remained one of the poorest countries in western Europe until the end of the twentieth century. Contentious debates in later years over contraception, divorce, and national identity demonstrated continuities with the past that long survived the 1960s. Spanning the period from Ireland's economic rebirth in the 1950s to its entry into the EEC in 1973, this is a comprehensive reinterpretation of a critical period in Irish history with clear parallels for Ireland today."


Autor*in / Hrsg.: Mary Daly
Land im Fokus: Irland
Zeitepoche(n): 20. und 21. Jh.
fremdsprachige Bücher: all english books
Details: Sprache: Englisch
Umfang: 438 S.
Einband: Paperback
Format: 152 x 228 x 23 mm 
Gewicht: 630 g
Erscheinungsdatum: 30.04.2016

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"With an unsparing ability to distinguish myth from reality, Mary Daly reveals why Ireland, despite some impressive growth in the 1960s, remained one of the poorest countries in Europe. Deeply relevant to the economic, political, and religious questions confronting Ireland today, this book will provoke a lively response." Kevin Kenny, Boston College

"Based on an awe-inspiring array of evidence, this is a tour de force that transforms the way we think of Ireland's 'modernisation'. Mary Daly's brilliant analysis will be essential reading for anyone interested in understanding how a fast-growing, dynamic and open society could emerge from the chrysalis of De Valera's Ireland." Eugenio F. Biagini, University of Cambridge

"This is a history of 'the long 1960s' - from the beginning of Whitaker's work on Economic Development and de Valera's departure from active politics to the explosion of the Northern troubles and Ireland's accession to the EEC. Rising living standards, external events and the encroachment of 'the modern' inevitably forced change. This book is an invaluable documentation of how traditional values, core institutions and vested interests continued to shape these changes." Frank Barry, Trinity College Dublin

"This is a book about transition that provides a compelling narrative about the evolution of Ireland though the long 1960s. The volume brings patterns of continuity, not just change, sharply into focus. Mary Daly is to be commended for its breath - the Irish economy, politics, media, urban-rural relations, family dynamics, and emigration are all treated in a penetrating and subtle manner. As Ireland prepares for the centenary of its 'founding act', the 1916 rebellion, this volume makes a major contribution to our understanding of the Ireland that we have." Brigid Laffan, European University Institute

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