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'Tinkers': Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller

Mary Burke

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566464
eISBN:
9780191721670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566464.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The history of the Irish minority Traveller community is not analogous to that of the ‘tinker’, a Europe-wide underworld fantasy created by 16th-century British and continental Rogue Literature that ... More


Screening the Travel(l)er

Mary Burke

in 'Tinkers': Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566464
eISBN:
9780191721670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566464.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The arrival of mass film and television reshaped the long-established literary conceit of the tinker. Thus, the final chapter considers screen portrayals of Travellers, particularly contemporary ... More


Americanizing the Ozarks

Brooks Blevins

in A History of the Ozarks, Volume 1: The Old Ozarks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041914
eISBN:
9780252050602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041914.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter 3 charts the massive wave of Anglo-American settlement that populated the region between the War of 1812 and the Civil War. The majority of these settlers came from Appalachia and the greater ... More


Pittsburgh Speech and Pittsburghese

Barbara Johnstone

in Speaking Pittsburghese: The Story of a Dialect

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945689
eISBN:
9780199369836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945689.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter begins by introducing the study and situating it in the scholarly literature on sociolinguistic variation, identity, and place. An essential pre-condition for the development of ... More


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