Materiality and mutable landscapes: Rethinking seasonality and marginality in rural Ireland

Audrey Horning*

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Abstract

Drawing on examples from Achill Island, County Mayo and from the north Antrim uplands, notions of marginality, isolation, and cultural stagnation associated with upland landscapes are explored in light of contradictory material and documentary data, raising questions about the materiality of marginality and challenging static, nationalist presentations of rural Irish life in the post-medieval period. Discussion of the Irish evidence is contextualized with reference to the twentieth-century construction of marginality in southern Appalachia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-378
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Historical Archaeology
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Appalachia
  • Ireland
  • Landscape
  • Marginality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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