Contemporary Northern Irish Society

Contemporary Northern Irish Society : An Introduction

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This is a critical overview of the various sources of social and political identity in Northern Ireland. The book examines the key variables of sociology - status, class and gender and, in this case, ethno-religion - and explains why ethno-religious sentiment has become the principle source of political identity. A range of themes are covered: the role and status of women; the representations of the conflict and peace process in the media; sport; and the importance of popular music.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 146.05 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745312543
  • 9780745312545

About Colin Coulter

Colin Coulter is a sociology lecturer at the National University of Ireland Maynoothshow more

Table of contents

Introduction 1. The Nature of Division: Ethnicity, Nationalism & Sectarianism 2. The Significance of Social Class 3. The Status and Position of Women 4. Official Representations of the Conflict in Northern Ireland: The British State and the Media 5. Alternative Representations of the Conflict in Northern Ireland: Republican and Loyalist Murals Conclusion References Indexshow more

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'A very substantial and scrupulous social overview and recounting of the different views, interpretations and solutions of the troubles' -- Books Irelandshow more

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