The Irish Language in Northern Ireland

The Politics of Culture and Identity

Authors: O'Reilly, Camille C.

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A topical and authoritative investigation of the Irish language and identity in Northern Ireland. The phrase 'our own language' has come to symbolize the importance of the Irish language to Irish identity for many Nationalists in Northern Ireland. However, different interests compete to have their version of the meaning and importance of the Irish language accepted. This book investigates the role of the Irish language movement in the social construction of competing versions of Irish political and cultural identity in Northern Ireland, arguing that for some Nationalists, the Irish language has become an alternative point of political access and expression.

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CAMILLE C. O'REILLY is Lecturer in Social Anthropology at Richmond, the American International University in London. She has published a number of articles on the Irish Language revival in Northern Ireland.

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'This is an important study of a virtually unresearched topic - the conflictual politics of Irish language revival in Belfast. Based on skilled and sensitive field-work it deals with an emotive and politicised topic with empathy and detachment. At the same time its focus on the politics of discourse gives it analytical bite and relevance far beyond the particularities of the Northern Ireland case.' - Joseph Ruane, University College, Cork


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Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Irish Language in Northern Ireland
Book Subtitle
The Politics of Culture and Identity
Authors
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Camille C. OReilly
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-27423-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-27423-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-71963-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-27425-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 213
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