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Author Zenker, Olaf,
Title Irish/ness is all around us : language revivalism and the culture of ethnic identity in Northern Ireland / Olaf Zenker.
Imprint New York : Berghahn Books, 2013.

Author Zenker, Olaf,
Series Integration and Conflict Studies.
Integration and conflict studies.
Subject English language -- Dialects -- Northern Ireland.
Group identity -- Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland -- Ethnic relations.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 301 pages) : illustrations, maps.
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Contents Irish/ness Is All Around Us; Irish/ness Is All Around Us Language Revivalism and the Culture of Ethnic Identity in Northern Ireland; Contents; List of Maps, Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements ̃ Buíochas; Glossary of Irish Terms, Local Expressions and Abbreviations; Prologue; Chapter 1 A Walk of Life Entering Catholic West Belfast; Chapter 2 Framing the Research Analytical Approach and Methodology; Part I The Irish Language in Catholic West Belfast; Chapter 3 Fáilte isteach -- Welcome In; Chapter 4 Becoming a Gaeilgeoir.
Chapter 5 On Prophets, Godfathers, Rebels and Prostitutes A Contemporary History of the Irish Language in Catholic West BelfastChapter 6 'Our own native language' Local Representations and Practices of the Irish Language; Part II Irish Identity in Catholic West Belfast; Chapter 7 'It's part of what we are' Identifying Identity; Chapter 8 Becoming (Aware of) Who You Are Irish; Chapter 9 Casting Nets of Identity A Contemporary History of Irishness in Catholic West Belfast; Chapter 10 'Something inside so strong' Local Representations and Practices of Irishness; Epilogue.
Chapter 11 'Trying to make sense of it all' Identity Matters in Catholic West BelfastPost Scriptum; Bibliography; Index.
Summary 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.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-294) and index.
ISBN 9780857459145 (electronic bk.)
0857459147 (electronic bk.)
129977766X (ebk)
9781299777668 (ebk)
OCLC # 855505447
Additional Format Print version: Zenker, Olaf. Irish/ness is all around us. New York : Berghahn Books, ©2013 9780857459138 (DLC) 2012033494 (OCoLC)808990378.

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