The Contested Identities of Ulster Catholics

  • Thomas Paul Burgess

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Thomas Paul Burgess
    Pages 1-6
  3. David Hassan, Conor Murray
    Pages 127-142
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 261-263

About this book


This book investigates the often-fragmented nature of Ulster Nationalist / Republican / Roman Catholic politics, culture and identity. It offers a companion publication to The Contested Identities of Ulster Protestants (2015). Historically the Catholic community of Ulster are regarded as a unified and coherent group, sharing cultural and political aspirations. However, the volume explores communities of many variants and strands, belying the notion of an easy, homogenous bloc in terms of identity, political aspirations, voting preferences and cultural identity. These include historical differences within constitutional nationalism and Republicanism, gender politics, partition, perceptions of this community from The Republic of Ireland, and more. The book will appeal to students and scholars across the fields of Politics, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Irish Studies and Peace Studies.



Ulster Catholics Catholic identity Politics and Catholicism Ulster Nationalists Northern Irish politics Northern Irish religion and identity Catholic community Catholicism and cultural identity Ulster Republicanism and political identity Identity politics Nationalism in Northern Ireland Republicanism in Northern Ireland political attitudes of Northern Irish Catholics Abortion in Northern Ireland Loyalism in Northern Ireland Ulster Catholic ideology Contested Identities of Ulster Catholics

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Paul Burgess
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Applied Social StudiesUniversity College CorkCorkIreland

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