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Contemporary Ireland

Contemporary Ireland Author Sara O'Sullivan
ISBN-10 1904558879
Release 2007
Pages 484
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A very readable, in-depth description and analysis of the transformations that have taken place in Ireland over the past ten years during the heyday of the Celtic Tiger.



The Cambridge Social History of Modern Ireland

The Cambridge Social History of Modern Ireland Author Eugenio F. Biagini
ISBN-10 9781107095588
Release 2017-04-30
Pages 650
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Covering three centuries of unprecedented demographic and economic changes, this textbook is an authoritative and comprehensive view of the shaping of Irish society, at home and abroad, from the famine of 1740 to the present day. The first major work on the history of modern Ireland to adopt a social history perspective, it focuses on the experiences and agency of Irish men, women and children, Catholics and Protestants, and in the North, South and the diaspora. An international team of leading scholars survey key changes in population, the economy, occupations, property ownership, class and migration, and also consider the interaction of the individual and the state through welfare, education, crime and policing. Drawing on a wide range of disciplinary approaches and consistently setting Irish developments in a wider European and global context, this is an invaluable resource for courses on modern Irish history and Irish studies.



Meanings of Life in Contemporary Ireland

Meanings of Life in Contemporary Ireland Author T. Inglis
ISBN-10 9781137413727
Release 2014-11-06
Pages 250
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The struggle to create and sustain meaning in our everyday lives is fought using cultural ingredients to spin the webs of meaning that keep us going. To help reveal the complexity and intricacy of the webs of meaning in which they are suspended, Tom Inglis interviewed one-hundred people in their native home of Ireland to discover what was most important and meaningful for them in their lives. Inglis believes language is a medium: there is never an exact correspondence between what is said and what is felt and understood. Using a variety of theoretical lenses developed within sociology and anthropology, Inglis places their lives within the context of Ireland's social and cultural transformations, and of longer-term processes of change such as increased globalisation, individualisation, and informalisation.



Contemporary Ireland

Contemporary Ireland Author Sara O'Sullivan
ISBN-10 9781910820919
Release 2007
Pages 484
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Community Media and Identity in Ireland

Community Media and Identity in Ireland Author Jack Rosenberry
ISBN-10 9781351397018
Release 2017-10-10
Pages 134
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This book explores how Ireland’s community media outlets reflect and shape identity at the local level. While aspects of its culture date back centuries, the nation-state of Ireland is less than one hundred years old. Because of this and other elements of the island’s history, Irish identity is a contested topic and the island is a place where culture, identity and geography are tightly intertwined. By addressing how community media serve as agents for community building, the book examines how they in turn influence the way individuals connect with their communities.



Gender Roles in Ireland

Gender Roles in Ireland Author Margret Fine-Davis
ISBN-10 9781317629351
Release 2014-09-15
Pages 242
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Gender Roles in Ireland: three decades of attitude change documents changing attitudes toward the role of women in Ireland from 1975 to 2005, a key period of social change in this society. The book presents replicated measures from four separate surveys carried out over three decades. These cover a wide range of gender role attitudes as well as key social issues concerning the role of women in Ireland, including equal pay, equal employment opportunity, maternal employment, contraception etc. Attitudes to abortion, divorce and moral issues are also presented and discussed in the context of people’s voting behaviour in national referenda. Taken together, the data available in these studies paint a detailed and complex picture of the evolving role of women in Ireland during a period of rapid social change and key developments in social legislation. The book brings the results up to the present by including new data on current gender role issues from Margret Fine-Davis' latest research.



A Sociology of Ireland

A Sociology of Ireland Author Perry Share
ISBN-10 0717149846
Release 2012-04-01
Pages 624
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A comprehensive overview of contemporary Irish society for students of sociology, reflecting recent social and economic changes in Irish society. New to this edition Fully revised and updated with new sections on work and livelihood, economic crisis, Irish identities, power and forecasting the future More user-friendly text, with fascinating case studies of aspects of contemporary Irish life Data from Census 2011 features throughout the text Students can link directly to the Irish qualitative data archive to access enhanced learning resources related to the text at www.iqda.ie/content/teaching-qualitative-research Examines Irish society and sociology before, during and after the Celtic Tiger years. Positions Ireland sociologically within a global context and considers key aspects of Ireland's changing structures, social divisions and cultural forms. Written in an accessible and engaging style, with a comprehensive bibliography of Irish and international sources. SUITABLE FOR Sociology courses in universities and Institutes of Technology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. General Arts programmes, Applied Social Studies, Social Work and Social Science courses where sociology is a module. A comprehensive overview of contemporary Irish society for students of sociology, reflecting recent social and economic changes and incorporating data from Census 2010. New to this edition: Fully revised and updated with new sections on risk society, work and livelihood, obesity, celebrity culture and sport More user-friendly text, with fascinating case studies of aspects of contemporary Irish life. Examines Irish society and sociology before, during and after the Celtic Tiger years. Positions Ireland sociologically within a global context and considers key aspects of Ireland's changing structures, culture and everyday life. Written in an accessible and engaging style, with a comprehensive bibliography of Irish and international sources.



Northern Ireland after the troubles

Northern Ireland after the troubles Author Colin Coulter
ISBN-10 9781847794888
Release 2013-01-18
Pages 280
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In the last generation, Northern Ireland has undergone a tortuous yet remarkable process of social and political change. This collection of essays aims to capture the complex and shifting realities of a society in the process of transition from war to peace. The book brings together commentators from a range of academic backgrounds and political perspectives. As well as focusing upon those political divisions and disputes that are most readily associated with Northern Ireland, it provides a rather broader focus than is conventionally found in books on the region. It examines the cultural identities and cultural practices that are essential to the formation and understanding of Northern Irish society but are neglected in academic analyses of the six counties. While the contributors often approach issues from rather different angles, they share a common conviction of the need to challenge the self-serving simplifications and choreographed optimism that frequently define both official discourse and media commentary on Northern Ireland. Taken together, the essays offer a comprehensive and critical account of a troubled society in the throes of change.



Ireland and the European Union

Ireland and the European Union Author Brigid Laffan
ISBN-10 9781137048356
Release 2008-10-06
Pages 256
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Recent times have witnessed a dramatic turn around in Ireland's fortunes. From being a poor and peripheral state, it has emerged as a prosperous, dynamic and self-assured player among the nations of Europe. For many, the Irish experience provides a model of the potential rewards of European integration. But, just how far are changes in Irish society the result of EU membership? What difference has the EU made to Ireland and, for that matter, Ireland to the EU? This major new study of Irish-European relations provides a rich account of Ireland's membership of the EU and the impact of the EU on the institutions, policy and economy of Ireland It will be read with benefit by all who want to further understand what Europe means for Ireland and those wanting to learn from Ireland's experience in a comparative context.



Turning the Tune

Turning the Tune Author Adam Kaul
ISBN-10 9781845459611
Release 2009-11-30
Pages 200
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The last century has seen radical social changes in Ireland, which have impacted all aspects of local life but none more so than traditional Irish music, an increasingly important identity marker both in Ireland and abroad. The author focuses on a small village in County Clare, which became a kind of pilgrimage site for those interested in experiencing traditional music. He begins by tracing its historical development from the days prior to the influx of visitors, through a period called "the Revival," in which traditional Irish music was revitalized and transformed, to the modern period, which is dominated by tourism. A large number of incomers, locally known as "blow-ins," have moved to the area, and the traditional Irish music is now largely performed and passed on by them. This fine-grained ethnographic study explores the commercialization of music and culture, the touristic consolidation and consumption of "place," and offers a critique of the trope of "authenticity," all in a setting of dramatic social change in which the movement of people is constant.



Abortion and Nation

Abortion and Nation Author Lisa Smyth
ISBN-10 0754635929
Release 2005
Pages 187
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Situating the abortion question in the global context of human rights politics, as well as international social movements, Lisa Smyth analyses the formation and transformation of abortion politics in Ireland from the early 1980s to the present day. She considers whether or not the shifting connections between morality, rights and nationhood promise a new era of gender equality in the context of nation-state citizenship.



Between Politics and Sociology

Between Politics and Sociology Author Peter Herrmann
ISBN-10 IND:30000093716672
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 138
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This is the first volume in a series on recent developments, international and comparative perspectives. As social professions are more and more forced to walk a pathway of cut-backs and political restrictions under supposedly democratic goals, this book aims at taking an active part in the international debate around the political responsibility of those working in the field, aiming as well at bringing together the different areas of professional work in the social science field. The contributions of the first volume deal with subjects connected to social integration -- the more practically oriented contributions are: The systems of guaranteeing sufficient resources in the Republic of France and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Anti-racism, citizenship and integration in contemporary France; Enduring Inequalities in Transitions to Labour: Class, Education and Community Disadvantage in Ireland; Two further contributions on Faith, State and Charity and aspects of the changing political environment of applied social studies.



Landscape and Society in Contemporary Ireland

Landscape and Society in Contemporary Ireland Author Brendan McGrath
ISBN-10 1909005711
Release 2013
Pages 238
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Nearby, over several days, a landowner, with the help of a JCB, razed level a limestone outcrop and its hazel thicket to make way for a brand new field that was topped off with truck-loads of imported soil. Meanwhile, on the other sideof the Burren an ugly array of signage, most of it unauthorised, became the backdrop for another 'welcome' sign. These various bits of new development in the last dozen years are unexceptional in themselves. But they drew my attention because of their proximity to that simple and unequivocal declaration of landscape protection. The contrast between the public message and what was happening around the signs is just one illustration of the unsatisfactory relationship that exists between contemporary Irish society and the places that it inhabits. This book is an examination of that relationship. The book is about both special places like the Burren and the everyday landscape experience. My aim is to give an account of contemporary Irish landscape and to describe and to explain how and why it has changed over the last forty years.



Racism and Social Change in the Republic of Ireland

Racism and Social Change in the Republic of Ireland Author Bryan Fanning
ISBN-10 0719064716
Release 2002
Pages 208
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In the last decade Irish society has visibly changed with the emergence of new immigrant communities of black and ethnic minorities. Argues that Ireland was never immune from the racist ideologies that governed relationships between the 'west and the rest' despite a history of colonial anti-Irish racism. Draws upon a number of academic disciplines, focusing on the relationship between ideological forms of racism and its consequences upon black and ethnic minorities. Sets out an invaluable critique of racism in Irish society. Chapters on nation-building, Ireland's response to the Holocaust, refugees and asylum seekers, the politics of Traveller exclusion and multiculturalism in Ireland examine the mechanics of exclusion resulting from institutional racism within political.



Cartographic Abstraction in Contemporary Art

Cartographic Abstraction in Contemporary Art Author Claire Reddleman
ISBN-10 9781351777933
Release 2018-05-04
Pages 178
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In this book, Claire Reddleman introduces her theoretical innovation "cartographic abstraction" – a material modality of thought and experience that is produced through cartographic techniques of depiction. Reddleman closely engages with selected artworks (by contemporary artists such as Joyce Kozloff, Layla Curtis, and Bill Fontana) and theories in each chapter. Reconfiguring the Foucauldian underpinning of critical cartography towards a materialist theory of abstraction, cartographic viewpoints are theorised as concrete abstractions. This research is positioned at the intersection of art theory, critical cartography and materialist philosophy.



Changing Ireland in International Comparison

Changing Ireland in International Comparison Author Betty Hilliard
ISBN-10 UOM:39015073652839
Release 2007
Pages 245
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Based on data from the International Society Survey Programme (ISSP), an international co-operative project of cross-national survey research carried out on an annual basis across 41 countries, the book comprises an analysis of social and attitudinal change in Ireland over a period of unprecedented societal transformation, by a group of experts from the Social Science Research Centre, UCD and their associate, Michael Hout, Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. The book provides a source of measuring attitudes "before and after" the boom on a variety of important themes in international comparison at a crucial time of increasing globalisation. Three main areas are covered: economic aspects of change; family and gender; and cultural change. Changing Ireland in International Comparison is an essential reference for lecturers and students of social science, as well as policy-makers, commentators and anybody interested in today's Ireland.



Irish ness Is All Around Us

Irish ness Is All Around Us Author Olaf Zenker
ISBN-10 9780857459145
Release 2013-04-30
Pages 320
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Focusing on Irish speakers in Catholic West Belfast, this ethnography on Irish language and identity explores the complexities of changing, and contradictory, senses of Irishness and shifting practices of 'Irish culture' in the domains of language, music, dance and sports. The author's theoretical approach to ethnicity and ethnic revivals presents an expanded explanatory framework for the social (re)production of ethnicity, theorizing the mutual interrelations between representations and cultural practices regarding their combined capacity to engender ethnic revivals. Relevant not only to readers with an interest in the intricacies of the Northern Irish situation, this book also appeals to a broader readership in anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, history and political science concerned with the mechanisms behind ethnonational conflict and the politics of culture and identity in general.