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Contemporary Ireland : a sociological map

Author: Sara O'Sullivan
Publisher: Dublin, Ireland : University College Dublin Press ; [Chester Springs, PA] : [U.S. distributor Dufour Editions], 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Starting from the assumption that the Celtic Tiger has transformed Irish society and that there is indeed a new Ireland, this text covers all the topics that would be expected in an introductory text for sociology and Irish studies students, as well as in-depth topics for more advanced courses.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara O'Sullivan
ISBN: 9781904558873 1904558879
OCLC Number: 145389578
Notes: U.S. Distributor from label on p. [4] of cover.
Description: xii, 484 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Ireland 1995-2000 / Sara O'Sullivan --
pt. 1. Contours of a changing Ireland --
Population / Tony Fahey --
Immigration / Steven Loyal --
Irish mobilities / James Wickham --
pt. 2. Institutions --
Individualisation and secularisation in Catholic Ireland / Tom Inglis --
Family / Betty Hilliard --
Education / Patrick Clancy --
Crime, policing and social control / Aogán Mulcahy --
Modern Ireland, modern media, same old story? / Ciarán McCullagh --
A question of sport / Katie Liston --
pt. 3. Governance --
The peace process in Northern Ireland / Colin Coulter and Peter Shirlow --
Power and powerlessness / Mark Haugaard and Kevin Ryan --
The environment and civil society / Mary Kelly --
pt. 4. Economy, development and the Celtic tiger --
Globalisation, the state and Ireland's miracle economy / Kieran Allen --
Work transformed: two faces of the new Irish workplace / Sean Ó Riain and Peter Murray --
Gender and the workforce / Sara O'Sullivan --
Food and rural sustainable development / Hilary Tovey --
pt. 5. Class, equality and inequality --
Social class and inequality / Ronaldo Munck --
The changing working class in Northern Ireland / Goretti Horgan --
Commodity or home? Critical perspectives on Irish housing / Michael Punch --
pt. 6. Identity, diversity and culture --
Identity, language and nationality / Iarfhlaith Watson --
Habitus, identity and post-conflict transition in a Catholic working-class community in Northern Ireland / Patricia Lundy and Mark McGovern --
Protestants and Protestant habitus in Northern Ireland / Ronnie Moore --
Racism and sectarianism in Northern Ireland / Robbie McVeigh.
Responsibility: edited by Sara O'Sullivan.

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