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From prosperity to austerity : a socio-cultural critique of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath

Author: Eamon Maher; Eugene O'Brien
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2015.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
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This text examines the phenomenon of the rise and fall of the Irish Celtic Tiger from a cultural perspective. It looks at Ireland's regression from prosperity to austerity in terms of a society as opposed to just an economy. Using literary and cultural theory, it looks at how this period was influenced by, and in its turn influenced, areas such as religion, popular culture, politics, literature, photography,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eamon Maher; Eugene O'Brien
ISBN: 9781781707197 1781707197 9781526101488 1526101483
OCLC Number: 906781974
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Cover; From prosperity to austerity; Contents; List of figures ; Notes on contributors ; Acknowledgements ; Introduction: Eamon Maher and Eugene O'Brien; 1 Crisis, what crisis? The Catholic Church during the Celtic Tiger Years: Eamon Maher; 2 The Celtic Tiger and the new Irish religious market: Catherine Maignant; 3 Shattered assumptions: a tale of two traumas: Brendan Geary; 4 'Tendency­wit': the cultural unconscious of the Celtic Tiger in the writings of Paul Howard: Eugene O'Brien; 5 Popular music and the Celtic Tiger: Gerry Smyth 6 'What does a woman want?': Irish contemporary women's fiction and the expression of desire in an era of plenty: Sylvie Miko7 Topographies of terror: photography and the post-­Celtic Tiger landscape: Justin Carville; 8 Immigration and the Celtic Tiger: Bryan Fanning; 9 'What rough beast'? Monsters of post-­Celtic Tiger Ireland: Kieran Keohane and Carmen Kuhling; 10 Women, fictional messages and a crucial decade: Mary Pierse; 11 'A hundred thousand welcomes': food and wine as cultural signifiers: Brian Murphy; 12 Contemporary Irish fiction and the indirect gaze: Neil Murphy 13 'Holes in the ground': theatre as critic and conscience of Celtic Tiger Ireland: Vic Merriman14 'Ship of fools': the Celtic Tiger and poetry as social critique: Eóin Flannery; 15 Between modernity and marginality: Celtic Tiger cinema: Ruth Barton; Conclusion: Eamon Maher and Eugene O'Brien; Index
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Other Titles: University press scholarship online.
Responsibility: Eamon Maher and Eugene O'Brien.

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