publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2009

Harriet Martineau and Ireland

Conway, Brian; Hill, Michael R.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: University College Dublin Press
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
The Victorian sociologist-novelist Harriet Martineau visited Ireland on two different occasions, first in 1832 and again, twenty years later, in 1852, just six years after the Great Famine of 1846, when the country was still very much visibly affected by that event. Her latter journey covered some 1,200 miles and encompassed all four provinces that make up the island of Ireland, north and south. Martineau was not the first foreign visitor to nineteenth century Ireland, of course, but she provided one of the few genuinely sociological interpretations during this time period. This chapter, then, examines Martineau's Irish writings and her contribution to our socio...
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free text keywords: Sociology, NIRSA-National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis
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