The Cambridge Companion to Modern Irish Culture (Cambridge Companions to Culture)

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Irish Culture (Cambridge Companions to Culture)

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 1/20/2005
EAN 9780521526296, ISBN10: 0521526299

Paperback, 420 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
Language: English

This Companion provides an authoritative introduction to the historical, social and stylistic complexities of modern Irish culture. Readers will be introduced to Irish culture in its widest sense and helped to find their way through the cultural and theoretical debates that inform our understanding of modern Ireland. The volume combines cultural breadth and historical depth, supported by a chronology of Irish history and arts. A wide selection of essays on a rich variety of Irish cultural forms and practices are complemented by a series of in-depth analyses of key themes in Irish cultural politics. The range of topics covered will enable a comprehensive understanding of Irish culture, while the authors gathered here - all acknowledged experts in their fields - provide stimulating essays that together amount to an invaluable guide to the shaping of modern Ireland.

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
1. Introduction
Ireland and modernity Joe Cleary
Part I. Cultural Politics
2. The survival of the Union Alvin Jackson
3. Language, ideology and national identity Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh
4. Religion, identity, state and society Tom Inglis
5. Republicanism, Nationalism and Unionism
changing contexts, cultures and ideologies Liam O'Dowd
6. Irish feminism Siobhán Kilfeather
7. Migration and diaspora Mary J. Hickman
8. The cultural effects of the famine Kevin Whelan
Part II. Cultural Practices and Cultural Forms
9. Modernism and the Irish revival Emer Nolan
10. Poetry in Ireland Bernard O'Donoghue
11. Irish sport Alan Bairner
12. Projecting the nation
cinema and culture Luke Gibbons
13. Folk culture Diarmuid Ó Giolláin
14. Irish prose fiction Pádraigín Riggs and Norman Vance
15. Irish music Lillis Ó Laoire
16. Modern architecture and national identity in Ireland Hugh Campbell
17. The visual arts in Ireland Fintan Cullen
18. Irish theatre Christopher Morash