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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Patrick O’Mahony, Gerard Delanty, Jo Campling
    Pages 1-14
  3. Patrick O’Mahony, Gerard Delanty, Jo Campling
    Pages 15-32
  4. Patrick O’Mahony, Gerard Delanty, Jo Campling
    Pages 33-59
  5. Patrick O’Mahony, Gerard Delanty, Jo Campling
    Pages 60-93
  6. Patrick O’Mahony, Gerard Delanty, Jo Campling
    Pages 94-129
  7. Patrick O’Mahony, Gerard Delanty, Jo Campling
    Pages 130-156
  8. Patrick O’Mahony, Gerard Delanty, Jo Campling
    Pages 157-180
  9. Patrick O’Mahony, Gerard Delanty, Jo Campling
    Pages 181-189
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 190-222

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a critical interpretation of the construction of Irish national identity in the longer perspective of history. Drawing on recent sociological theory, the authors demonstrate how national identity was invented and codified by a nationalist intelligentsia in the late nineteenth century. The trajectory of this national identity is traced as a process of crisis and contradiction. One of the central arguments is that the negative implications of Irish national identity have never been fully explored by social science.

Keywords

identity Institution Nation national identity nationalism social change sociological theory sociology transformation

Authors and affiliations

  • Patrick O’Mahony
    • 1
  • Gerard Delanty
    • 2
  1. 1.University CollegeCorkIreland
  2. 2.The University of LiverpoolUK

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