Black Irish Onscreen: Representing Black and Mixed-Race Identities on Irish Film and Television Z. Asava

ISBN: 9781299991910

Published: December 31st 2013

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221 pages


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Black Irish Onscreen: Representing Black and Mixed-Race Identities on Irish Film and Television  by  Z. Asava

Black Irish Onscreen: Representing Black and Mixed-Race Identities on Irish Film and Television by Z. Asava
December 31st 2013 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 221 pages | ISBN: 9781299991910 | 8.77 Mb

This book examines the position of black and mixed-race characters in Irish film culture. By exploring key film and television productions from the 1990s to the present day, the author uncovers and interrogates concepts of Irish identity, history andMoreThis book examines the position of black and mixed-race characters in Irish film culture.

By exploring key film and television productions from the 1990s to the present day, the author uncovers and interrogates concepts of Irish identity, history and nation.In 2009, Ireland had the highest birth rate in Europe, with almost 24 per cent of births attributed to the new Irish. By 2013, 17 per cent of the nation was foreign-born. Ireland has always been a culturally diverse space and has produced a series of high-profile mixed-race stars, including Phil Lynott, Ruth Negga and Simon Zebo, among others.

Through an analysis of screen visualizations of the black Irish, this study uncovers forgotten histories, challenges the perceived homogeneity of the nation, evaluates integration, and considers the future of the new Ireland. It makes a creative and significant theoretical contribution to scholarly work on the relationship between representation and identity in Irish cinema.This book was the winner of the 2011 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Irish Studies.



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