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Civilising rural Ireland : the co-operative movement, development and the nation-state, 1889-1939 / Patrick Doyle.

By: Doyle, Patrick.
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019Description: ix, 232 pages : illustrations (black and white), map, portraits ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781526124562.Subject(s): Cooperative societies -- Ireland -- History | Ireland -- Rural conditions -- History | Ireland -- History -- 20th century | Ireland -- History -- 19th centuryDDC classification: 941.5082 Summary: The introduction of co-operative societies into the Irish countryside during the late nineteenth century transformed rural society and created an enduring economic legacy. Civilising rural Ireland challenges predominant narratives of Irish history that explain the emergence of the nation-state through the lens of political conflict and violence, and instead focuses on the numerous leaders, organisers and members of the Irish co-operative movement. Together, these people captured the spirit of change as they became part of a wider project of cultural nationalism that responded to nineteenth-century economic problems including depressions and high level of emigration. the co-operative movement quickly established a swathe of creameries, shops and credit societies. This radical reorganisation of the countryside precipitated the spread of new economic ideas and the promotion of mutually owned businesses, and contribute to the creation of a distinctive Irish political economy.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The introduction of co-operative societies into the Irish countryside during the late nineteenth century transformed rural society and created an enduring economic legacy. Civilising rural Ireland challenges predominant narratives of Irish history that explain the emergence of the nation-state through the lens of political conflict and violence, and instead focuses on the numerous leaders, organisers and members of the Irish co-operative movement. Together, these people captured the spirit of change as they became part of a wider project of cultural nationalism that responded to nineteenth-century economic problems including depressions and high level of emigration. the co-operative movement quickly established a swathe of creameries, shops and credit societies. This radical reorganisation of the countryside precipitated the spread of new economic ideas and the promotion of mutually owned businesses, and contribute to the creation of a distinctive Irish political economy.

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