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Palgrave Studies in Compromise after Conflict

Identity Change after Conflict

Ethnicity, Boundaries and Belonging in the Two Irelands

Authors: Todd, Jennifer

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  • Examines how and why people shift their sense of identity in divided societies and in post-conflict contexts
  • Offers a socially-contextualized comparative and empirical analysis of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
  • Challenges other research and assumptions about the impermeability of boundaries and the polarising effects of violent conflict
  • Presents a typology of identity change which shows the obstacles specific to each type of change
  • Discusses policy implications
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This book explores everyday identity change and its role in transforming ethnic, national and religious divisions. It uses very extensive interviews in post-conflict Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the early 21st century to compare the extent and the micro-level cultural logics of identity change. It widens comparisons to the Gard in France, and uses multiple methods to reconstruct the impact of identity innovation on social and political outcomes in the 2010s. It shows the irreducible causal importance of identity change for wider compromise after conflict. It speaks to those interested in Cultural Sociology, Politics, Conflict and Peace Studies, Nationalism, Religion, International Relations and European and Irish Studies.

About the authors

Jennifer Todd is Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin; Member of the Royal Irish Academy; Research Director, Institute for British Irish Studies, UCD; Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow, European University Institute, Florence (2016); Fellow of Geary Institute UCD, (2016-); and Fellow, Political Studies Association of Ireland (2017-9).

Reviews

“I can say without hesitation that it is a landmark study. Its theoretical and empricial insights make it required reading not only for those interested in the island of ireland, but for generalist seeking greater understanding of how identities change. … it is another original and important contribution which iexpect to influence scholars and policy makers for years to come.” (Gladys Ganiel, gladysganiel.com, December 11, 2019)​

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Reflexivity and Group Identity in Divided Societies

    Todd, Jennifer

    Pages 1-16

  • Understanding Identity Change: Conditions, Context, Concepts

    Todd, Jennifer

    Pages 17-42

  • Ethnic Divisions? Types of Boundaries and the Temporality of Change in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

    Todd, Jennifer

    Pages 43-69

  • The Grammar of Nationality, the Limits of Variation and the Practice of Exclusion in the Two Irelands

    Todd, Jennifer

    Pages 71-95

  • Distancing from Division: The Frequency and Framing of Individual Identity Innovation

    Todd, Jennifer

    Pages 97-122

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-98503-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-98502-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Identity Change after Conflict
Book Subtitle
Ethnicity, Boundaries and Belonging in the Two Irelands
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Compromise after Conflict
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98503-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98503-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98502-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 279
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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