Reinventing Ireland

Reinventing Ireland : Culture, Society and the Global Economy

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Over the last decade the Irish economy has experienced a period of unprecedented growth which has earned it the title Celtic Tiger. This success has been interpreted by academic commentators as marking a social and cultural transformation, what some have called the reinvention of Ireland. The essays in this book challenge the largely positive interpretation of Ireland's changing social order. The authors identify the ways in which culture and society have been made subservient to the needs of the market in this new neoliberal Ireland. They draw on subversive strands in Irish history and offer a broader and more robust understanding of culture as a site of resistance to the dominant social order and as a political means to fashion an alternative more

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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 146.3 x 219.5 x 19.8mm | 444.53g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745318258
  • 9780745318257

About Peadar Kirby

Peadar Kirby is a senior lecturer in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University where he lectures on International Relations and Globalisation. He was previously a journalist at the Irish Times covering Latin American issues. He is the author of Reinventing Ireland (Pluto Press, 2002). Luke Gibbons is Professor of English, and Film, Theatre and Television, at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. Michael Cronin is Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies and Dean of the Joint Faculty of Humanities, Dublin City more

Table of contents

Contributors 1. The Reinvention of Ireland: A Critical Perspective by Peadar Kirby, Luke Gibbons and Michael Cronin Section I: Economy and Society 2. Contested Pedigrees of the Celtic Tiger by Peadar Kirby 3. Culture and State in Ireland's New Economy by Michel Peillon 4. Speed Limits: Ireland, Globalisation and the War against Time by Michael Cronin Section II: Public Spaces 5. Citizenship and Education: A Crisis of the Republic? by Joseph Dunne 6. The Global Cure? History, Therapy and the Celtic Tiger by Luke Gibbons Section III: Historical Legacies 7. Colonialism and the Celtic Tiger: Legacies of History and the Quest for Vision by Geraldine Moane 8: Religion and the Celtic Tiger: The Cultural Legacies of Anti-Catholicism in Ireland by Lionel Pilkington Section IV: Media 9. The Celtic Tiger's Media Pundits by Barra O Seaghdha 10. Broadcasting and the Celtic Tiger: From Promise to Practice by Roddy Flynn 11. Screening the Green: Cinema under the Celtic Tiger by Debbie Ging 12. Conclusions and Transformations by Peadar Kirby, Luke Gibbons and Michael Cronin Bibliography Indexshow more

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'At the cutting edge of social and cultural commentary on Ireland' -- Books Irelandshow more

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