Identity Change after Conflict

Ethnicity, Boundaries and Belonging in the Two Irelands

  • Jennifer Todd

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Compromise after Conflict book series (PSCAC)

About this book


This book explores everyday identity change and its role in transforming ethnic, national and religious divisions. It uses very extensive interviews in post-conflict Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the early 21st century to compare the extent and the micro-level cultural logics of identity change. It widens comparisons to the Gard in France, and uses multiple methods to reconstruct the impact of identity innovation on social and political outcomes in the 2010s. It shows the irreducible causal importance of identity change for wider compromise after conflict. It speaks to those interested in Cultural Sociology, Politics, Conflict and Peace Studies, Nationalism, Religion, International Relations and European and Irish Studies.


religion conflict peace international relations immigration division cultural sociology nationalism ethnicity

Authors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Todd
    • 1
  1. 1.Geary InstituteUniversity College DublinDublinIreland

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