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Title: The member of 'quality' and the 'other': Colonial fallacy and othering in james g. farrell's troubles
Authors: Maurya P.
Kumar, Nagendra
Published in: Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
Abstract: The present article examines the longstanding strife between the Irish Catholics and Anglo-Irish Protestants through James Gordon Farrell's historical novel, Troubles (1970). By focusing on the character of Edward; a representative of Anglo-Irish Ascendancy in the novel, this study argues that the representation of the native Irish Catholics suffers from “othering”. The study relies on the concepts formulated and explicated by postcolonial critics like Fanon, Said and Spivak in their critical works as its theoretical premise. The article first traces the epistemological creation of the native Catholic Irish as the “other” by the British and secondly; it investigates its role in grooming Edward's ideology of othering the natives. Further, the paper argues that Edward's position regarding the “other” is not sudden; instead, it is an outcome of the long tradition of the British colonial fallacy about the native Gaelic-Irish.
Citation: Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities(2020), 28(3): 2167-2180
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Anglo-Irish Ascendancy
J. G. Farrell
ISSN: 1287702
Author Scopus IDs: 57218712883
Author Affiliations: Maurya, P., Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Kumar, N., Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 247667, I
Funding Details: The authors express gratitude to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, for funding this research. The authors would like to thank Dr Parul Rani for her comments and suggestions on the first draft of the article. Gratitude is also due.
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