Housing conflicts in the Irish countryside: uses and abuses of postcolonial narratives

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School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin, Dublin, Irlande

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The paper explores how collective memories of place have framed contemporary planning conflicts in a rural arena. It charts the emergence of the Irish Rural Dwellers Association (IRDA) as a vocal campaigner for private property rights and a laissez-faire approach to accommodating new housing development in the open countryside. For the IRDA, postcolonial narratives and national(ist) identities provide an important vocabulary for protest and opposition to state regulation. The A. questions the authenticity of this policy narrative and addresses the validity of self-acclaimed knowledge within the landscape and rural policy arena.

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Article de périodique

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Landscape research (Online), issn : 1469-9710, 2012, vol. 37, n°. 1, p. 1-25, nombre de pages : 25, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

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Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Abingdon, Taylor and Francis

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