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An anthropology of the Irish in Belgium : belonging, identity and community in Europe

Author: Sean O' Dubhghaill
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : This Palgrave Macmillan imprint is published by Springer Nature, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The first anthropological account of the Irish diaspora in Europe in the 21st century, this book provides a culture-centric examination of the Irish diaspora.


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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sean O' Dubhghaill
ISBN: 3030241467 9783030241469
OCLC Number: 1103220479
Description: xix, 209 pages : illustrations (black and white, and color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface.Chapter 1: The Irish Community at Home and Abroad.The Irish community: an anthropological perspectiveA community of individuals'Native' takes on Irish life: the Anthropology of IrelandImagining Irish community at home and abroadChapter 2: Identity Politics, Belonging and Europe.European identityMobility: Moving away from fixist models of identityBecoming EuropeanMobilising Europoe: Alterity and ActivityIreland and Europe: Concept-metaphorsWhat is a 'good European'?The Irish Community in BelgiumChapter 3: The Irish in Brussels: Culture, Language, Politics, Belonging.(Speaking) Irish in BrusselsSchooling EuropeansThe Irish in Brussels, January 1973How Ireland became EuropeanIrelnand's development, from poverty to prosperity an dbackExperiencing Europe: Irish culture and language'Become Irish' on Saint Patrick's day in BrusselsBecome Irish for an hour or two. Seachtain na GaeilgeThe 'Green Book': Political engagement in Ireland and BrusselsTraining Europeans: European Movement InternationalConcluding RemarksChapter 4: Placing the Irish Diaspora in Place and Time in Europe.January 31st, 2014Locating the Irish College of Leuven in timeExile, the past and reconnection: Heritage and lines of belonging"The Irish are now so used to exile that it is part of their heritage"'Closed to the public': Putting my 'self' to good useTeaching Irish(ness) in LeuvenThe Irish pub in Belgium: Cultural homes-away-from-homesConcluding remarksChapter 5: Non-Irish, Irish Speakers Among the Irish Community in Belgium.'It's fake. I mean it sounds the same, but it's fake' Language and SimulationPhilosophy and simulacraAnthropology, otherness and fakenessWhereabouts in Donegal are you from? Misattribution and pride'No Irish, no Blacks and no Dogs'The limits of pretence: "You can't pretend to speak a language!"Passing, pride and dejection: simulation and language acquisitionConclusion remarksChapter 6: Imagined Belonging: The Irish Diaspora.What is diaspora?Diaspora and reception abroadThe use of Irish at home and abroad: "Do something Irish!"Yu Ming is ainm dom: Imagining the Irish language at 'home'The imaginaries of Bruges and In BrugesConcluding remarksConclusion: The Irish Community Abroad and Transnational Belonging.Bibliography
Responsibility: Sean O' Dubhghaill.


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