An Anthropology of the Irish in Belgium

Belonging, Identity and Community in Europe

Authors: O’Dubhghaill, Sean

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  • A unique anthropological frame that privileges individual experiences of Irish diasporic identity
  • Examines “Irishness” as related to and distinct from “Europeanness”
  • Probes questions of authenticity, language, geography, culture, mobility, gender, and identity
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The first anthropological account of the Irish diaspora in Europe in the 21st century, this book provides a culture-centric examination of the Irish diaspora. Focusing less on an abstract or technical definition of Irish self-identification, the author allows members of this group to speak through vignettes and interview excerpts, providing an anthropological lens that allows the reader to enter a frame of self-reference. This book therefore provides architecture to understand how diasporic communities might understand their own identities in a new way and how they might reconsider the role played by mobility in changing expressions of identity. Providing firsthand, experiential and narrative insight into the Irish diaspora in Europe, this volume promises to contribute an anthropological perspective to historical accounts of the Irish overseas, theoretical works in Irish studies, and sociological examinations of Irish identity and diaspora.

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Sean O’Dubhghaill is an affiliated researcher at KU Leuven, Belgium, where he teaches Anthropology of Travel and researches European identity with respect to the Irish diaspora.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Anthropology of the Irish in Belgium
Book Subtitle
Belonging, Identity and Community in Europe
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24147-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24147-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24146-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 209
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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