Orange Parades

Orange Parades : The Politics of Ritual, Tradition and Control

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In the first major study of the Protestant Loyalist Orange Order in Northern Ireland, Dominic Bryan provides a detailed ethnographic and historical study of Orange Order parades. He looks at the development of the parades, the history of disputes over the parades, the structure and politics of the Orange Order, the organisation of loyalist bands, the role of social class in Unionist politics - and the anthropology of ritual more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 136 x 216 x 20mm | 439.99g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 074531418X
  • 9780745314181
  • 2,170,856

About Dominic Bryan

Ron Keith is Professor of China Studies, Department of International Business and Asian Studies, Griffith University, Australia. He is the author of China as a Rising World Power and its Response to Globalization (2005), The Diplomacy of Zhou Enlai (1989) and (with Zhiqiu Lin) New Crime in China: Public Order and Human Rights (2006).show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Abbreviations Maps 1. Drumcree: An Introduction to Parade Disputes 2. Northern Ireland: Ethnicity Politics and Ritual 3. Appropriating William and Inventing the Twelfth 4. Parading 'Respectable' Politics 5. Rituals of State 6. 'You Can March - Can Others?' 7. The Orange and other Loyal Orders 8. The Marching Season 9. The Twelfth 10. 'Tradition', Control and Resistance 11. Return To Drumcree Appendix 1 The number of parades in Northern Ireland according to RUC statistics Appendix 2 The `Marching Season': Important Loyal Order Parading Dates. Notes Bibliography Indexshow more

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'An exceptionally useful book, the product of years of observation and industry ... a classic ethnographic text' -- The Times Literary Supplementshow more

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