Culture and Identity Politics in Northern Ireland

  • Máiréad Nic Craith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Máiréad Nic Craith
    Pages 25-47
  3. Máiréad Nic Craith
    Pages 48-69
  4. Máiréad Nic Craith
    Pages 70-94
  5. Máiréad Nic Craith
    Pages 95-117
  6. Máiréad Nic Craith
    Pages 118-139
  7. Máiréad Nic Craith
    Pages 140-162
  8. Máiréad Nic Craith
    Pages 163-188
  9. Máiréad Nic Craith
    Pages 189-208
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 209-232

About this book


Civilization and culture have traditionally been regarded as mutually exclusive concepts. In this comparative case-study of Northern Ireland, Máiréad Nic Craith explores the commitment of unionists to a civic, 'culture-blind' British state; contrasting this with nationalist demands for official recognition of Irish culture. The 'cultural turn' in Northern Irish politics and the development of a bicultural infrastructure is examined here in the context of differing interpretations of equality and increasing demands for intercultural communication within, as well as between, communities.


cultural history Cultural Turn culture identity politics society Tradition

Authors and affiliations

  • Máiréad Nic Craith
    • 1
  1. 1.Academy for Irish Cultural HeritagesUniversity of UlsterUK

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