Type

Journal Article

Authors

Laurence Cox

Subjects

History

Topics
late 19th century sociology 19th 20th century world history irish politics asia anglo irish late 20th century

Plebeian freethought and the politics of anti-colonial solidarity: Irish Buddhists in imperial Asia (2010)

Abstract This paper explores the politics of a remarkable, if minor, conjuncture in world history. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Ireland saw a combination of (partially) successful land reform pushed by massive peasant resistance and a (partially) successful breaking away from the world's leading imperial power. This dramatic transformation, with few parallels close in place or time, was closely associated with processes of ethno-religious sectarianism and intensifying conflict between a declining Anglo-Irish imperial service class and a conservative Catholic nationalism, which marginalised labour and women's movements as well as alternative cultural discourses.
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