The Irish Language in Northern Ireland: The Politics of Culture and Identity

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Springer, Jul 27, 2016 - Political Science - 213 pages
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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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Contents

the Background to the Irish Language
17
Northern Ireland Brittany and Quebec
161
Conclusion
175
Funding Criteria for Independent
191
Bibliography
200
Glossary
208
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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.