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Ireland in Official Print Culture, 1800-1850: A New Reading of the Poor Inquiry

Niall Ó Ciosáin


The modes of investigation and representation developed by the state have had a powerful influence on our understanding of nineteenth-century society. In Ireland, these modes had a particular salience, since the nature of the United Kingdom state, its legitimacy and its relationship to the people, was the central political question of the era. This book approaches the issue through an analysis of official representations of Ireland, their publication, circulation and influence, and its case study is the largest and most comprehensive series of reports on Irish society before the Famine, those ... More

Keywords: Ireland, representation, poverty, legitimacy, official, social, investigation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199679386
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679386.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Niall Ó Ciosáin, author
Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities, National University of Ireland, Galway