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The Resource Education and Celtic myth : national self-image and schoolbooks in 20th century Ireland, Pádraic Frehan, (electronic resource)

Education and Celtic myth : national self-image and schoolbooks in 20th century Ireland, Pádraic Frehan, (electronic resource)

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Education and Celtic myth : national self-image and schoolbooks in 20th century Ireland
Title
Education and Celtic myth
Title remainder
national self-image and schoolbooks in 20th century Ireland
Statement of responsibility
Pádraic Frehan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The book examines one aspect of the national self-image of Ireland as it was trans-generationally transmitted in the Irish National School environment through the medium of the Celtic mythology tales. Celtic mythology embodied a unique Irishness without being contentious in the wider social and political spheres and the texts had the capability to impart a national self-image, a character and ideological model for the young generation to follow and exemplify, while concurrently act as a sanctuary in which a unique, neutral, Irish self-past and contemporary self-image could be connected to. From 1922 onwards a state-run National School curriculum was set up to propagate a national ideal through the teaching of the Irish language, Irish history and a rekindled awareness of Ireland's unique past. The mythology tales were employed to portray this unique past and their inclusion in the textbooks provided a platform for the policies of the inculcation of national pride, self-respect and self-image in the Irish nation, official government and Department policy following the Second National Programme Conference and Report in 1926. The aim of this book is an imagological one focusing on what made these tales ideological. The study incorporates a triangular approach: contextual, intertextual and textual. It is at the point of intersection between 4 specialisms: the historical study of Irish nationalism; the history of culture and education in 20th century Ireland; imagology and corpus linguistics. The conclusions drawn are based upon factual, statistical information garnered from the analyses conducted on the corpus and utilise information that is concrete and not hypothetical. This volume is of interest for all those working in Irish school literature, Irish studies - especially cultural, intellectual and educational history of Ireland, imagology and European studies."--Publisher's website
  • "The book examines one aspect of the national self-image of Ireland as it was trans-generationally transmitted in the Irish National School environment through the medium of the Celtic mythology tales. Celtic mythology embodied a unique Irishness without being contentious in the wider social and political spheres and the texts had the capability to impart a national self-image, a character and ideological model for the young generation to follow and exemplify, while concurrently act as a sanctuary in which a unique, neutral, Irish self-past and contemporary self-image could be connected to. From 1922 onwards a state-run National School curriculum was set up to propagate a national ideal through the teaching of the Irish language, Irish history and a rekindled awareness of Ireland's unique past. The mythology tales were employed to portray this unique past and their inclusion in the textbooks provided a platform for the policies of the inculcation of national pride, self-respect and self-image in the Irish nation, official government and Department policy following the Second National Programme Conference and Report in 1926. The aim of this book is an imagological one focusing on what made these tales ideological. The study incorporates a triangular approach: contextual, intertextual and textual. It is at the point of intersection between 4 specialisms: the historical study of Irish nationalism; the history of culture and education in 20th century Ireland; imagology and corpus linguistics. The conclusions drawn are based upon factual, statistical information garnered from the analyses conducted on the corpus and utilise information that is concrete and not hypothetical. This volume is of interest for all those working in Irish school literature, Irish studies - especially cultural, intellectual and educational history of Ireland, imagology and European studies."--Publisher's website
  • "The book examines one aspect of the national self-image of Ireland as it was trans-generationally transmitted in the Irish National School environment through the medium of the Celtic mythology tales. Celtic mythology embodied a unique Irishness without being contentious in the wider social and political spheres and the texts had the capability to impart a national self-image, a character and ideological model for the young generation to follow and exemplify, while concurrently act as a sanctuary in which a unique, neutral, Irish self-past and contemporary self-image could be connected to. From 1922 onwards a state-run National School curriculum was set up to propagate a national ideal through the teaching of the Irish language, Irish history and a rekindled awareness of Ireland's unique past. The mythology tales were employed to portray this unique past and their inclusion in the textbooks provided a platform for the policies of the inculcation of national pride, self-respect and self-image in the Irish nation, official government and Department policy following the Second National Programme Conference and Report in 1926. The aim of this book is an imagological one focusing on what made these tales ideological. The study incorporates a triangular approach: contextual, intertextual and textual. It is at the point of intersection between 4 specialisms: the historical study of Irish nationalism; the history of culture and education in 20th century Ireland; imagology and corpus linguistics. The conclusions drawn are based upon factual, statistical information garnered from the analyses conducted on the corpus and utilise information that is concrete and not hypothetical. This volume is of interest for all those working in Irish school literature, Irish studies - especially cultural, intellectual and educational history of Ireland, imagology and European studies."--Publisher's website
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OHX
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Frehan, Pádraic
LC call number
DA908
LC item number
.F74 2012
Series statement
Studia imagologica : Amsterdam studies on cultural identity
Series volume
20,
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  • Mythology, Celtic
  • Textbooks
  • Books and reading
  • Ireland
  • Books and reading
  • Historiography
  • Mythology, Celtic
  • Textbooks
  • Ireland
Summary expansion
The book examines one aspect of the national self-image of Ireland as it was trans-generationally transmitted in the Irish National School environment through the medium of the Celtic mythology tales. Celtic mythology embodied a unique Irishness without being contentious in the wider social and political spheres and the texts had the capability to impart a national self-image, a character and ideological model for the young generation to follow and exemplify, while concurrently act as a sanctuary in which a unique, neutral, Irish self-past and contemporary self-image could be connected to. From 1922 onwards a state-run National School curriculum was set up to propagate a national ideal through the teaching of the Irish language, Irish history and a rekindled awareness of Ireland¿s unique past. The mythology tales were employed to portray this unique past and their inclusion in the textbooks provided a platform for the policies of the inculcation of national pride, self-respect and self-image in the Irish nation, official government and Department policy following the Second National Programme Conference and Report in 1926. The aim of this book is an imagological one focusing on what made these tales ideological. The study incorporates a triangular approach: contextual, intertextual and textual. It is at the point of intersection between 4 specialisms: the historical study of Irish nationalism; the history of culture and education in 20th century Ireland; imagology and corpus linguistics. The conclusions drawn are based upon factual, statistical information garnered from the analyses conducted on the corpus and utilise information that is concrete and not hypothetical. This volume is of interest for all those working in Irish school literature, Irish studies ¿ especially cultural, intellectual and educational history of Ireland, imagology and European studies
Label
Education and Celtic myth : national self-image and schoolbooks in 20th century Ireland, Pádraic Frehan, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral - Amsterdam)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-350) and index
Contents
  • Education in Independent Ireland: Myths, Schools, Books -- Society, Culture and Education 1538 -- c.1920 -- Politics, Education and Mythology 1808 -- 1922 -- National School Education 1922 -- 2001 -- National School Textbooks 1924 -- 2001 -- Mythology in the Textbooks 1924 -- 2001 -- Mythological Tales: Corpus, Analyses and Findings -- Mythological Tales: Patterns -- Findings: National Self Image Uncovered and Discussed
  • Education in Independent Ireland: Myths, Schools, Books -- Society, Culture and Education 1538 -- c.1920 -- Politics, Education and Mythology 1808 -- 1922 -- National School Education 1922 -- 2001 -- National School Textbooks 1924 -- 2001 -- Mythology in the Textbooks 1924 -- 2001 -- Mythological Tales: Corpus, Analyses and Findings -- Mythological Tales: Patterns -- Findings: National Self Image Uncovered and Discussed
  • Education in Independent Ireland: Myths, Schools, Books -- Society, Culture and Education 1538 -- c.1920 -- Politics, Education and Mythology 1808 -- 1922 -- National School Education 1922 -- 2001 -- National School Textbooks 1924 -- 2001 -- Mythology in the Textbooks 1924 -- 2001 -- Mythological Tales: Corpus, Analyses and Findings -- Mythological Tales: Patterns -- Findings: National Self Image Uncovered and Discussed
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000810828
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9789042035904
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012462908
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000810828
Label
Education and Celtic myth : national self-image and schoolbooks in 20th century Ireland, Pádraic Frehan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral - Amsterdam)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-350) and index
Contents
  • Education in Independent Ireland: Myths, Schools, Books -- Society, Culture and Education 1538 -- c.1920 -- Politics, Education and Mythology 1808 -- 1922 -- National School Education 1922 -- 2001 -- National School Textbooks 1924 -- 2001 -- Mythology in the Textbooks 1924 -- 2001 -- Mythological Tales: Corpus, Analyses and Findings -- Mythological Tales: Patterns -- Findings: National Self Image Uncovered and Discussed
  • Education in Independent Ireland: Myths, Schools, Books -- Society, Culture and Education 1538 -- c.1920 -- Politics, Education and Mythology 1808 -- 1922 -- National School Education 1922 -- 2001 -- National School Textbooks 1924 -- 2001 -- Mythology in the Textbooks 1924 -- 2001 -- Mythological Tales: Corpus, Analyses and Findings -- Mythological Tales: Patterns -- Findings: National Self Image Uncovered and Discussed
  • Education in Independent Ireland: Myths, Schools, Books -- Society, Culture and Education 1538 -- c.1920 -- Politics, Education and Mythology 1808 -- 1922 -- National School Education 1922 -- 2001 -- National School Textbooks 1924 -- 2001 -- Mythology in the Textbooks 1924 -- 2001 -- Mythological Tales: Corpus, Analyses and Findings -- Mythological Tales: Patterns -- Findings: National Self Image Uncovered and Discussed
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000810828
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9789042035904
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012462908
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000810828

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