Tinkers synge and the cultural history of the irish traveller 1st edition by mary burke author visit amazons mary burke page find all the books read about the author and more see search results for this author are you an author . Tinkers synge and the cultural history of the irish traveller 2010 search for return to year in review tinkers synge and the cultural history of the irish traveller by mary burke synges the tinkers wedding 1907 upends the binary of pious settled person and impious tinker to demonstrate the artificiality . The history of the irish minority traveller community is not analogous to that of the tinker a europe wide underworld fantasy created by 16th century british and continental rogue literature that came to be seen as an irish character alone as english became dominant in ireland. Synges play thus may be taken as a metaphor of travellers history of marginalisation indeed it reflects what burke identifies as the playwrights ability to inhabit the viewpoint of the other the othering of travellers results from says burke a general lack of interest of most established scholars of irish culture and from the
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