Introduction: Gathering Tensions
This introductory chapter considers the compelling relationship between home and diaspora for those who claim an Irish heritage internationally and for those who inhabit the two states on the island of Ireland. It asks what has been swept aside in the cultural and intellectual imaginary of globalised Irishness and explores how The Gathering 2013 grappled with various meanings of Irishness, and with various representations of belonging, amid a deeply troubling and contradictory set of social and economic transformations. Contemporary post-Crash political tensions and long “Decade of Centenaries” (1912–2013) commemorative practices converged during The Gathering 2013 and successive years to problematise how Ireland (North and South) represented itself on a world stage.
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