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- F+W Media 2012; US$ 13.95
Fáilte! Brew yourself a cuppa and settle in to discover...Why Do People Kiss the Blarney Stone? It's the closest you can feel to the Emerald Isle without boarding a plane! You'll tickle your noggin with spirited questions, including: How did a white bull start a war? What is Brian Boru's connection to Guinness? Why was 1847 known as Black '47? Where... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 80.00
From majestic Celtic crosses to elaborate knotwork designs, visual symbols of Irish identity at its most medieval abound in contemporary culture. Consdering both scholarly and popular perspectives this book offers a commentary on the blending of pasts and presents that finds permanent visualization in these contemporary signs. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 32.95
The first complete introduction to the subject ever published, A History of Irish Thought presents an inclusive survey of Irish thought and the history of Irish ideas against the backdrop of current political and social change in Ireland. Clearly written and engaging, the survey introduces an array of philosophers, polemicists, ideologists, satirists,... more...
- Liberties Press 2012; US$ 13.11
Welcome to Wacky Eire ? it?s stranger than fiction. Imagine RTÉ?s Nationwide crossed with the cult series Eurotrash, or BBC?s Country File mixed with Father Ted . . . Now imagine it as a book of true stories, written by an insider who has travelled the length and breadth of Ireland seeking out the weird, the wacky, the raunchy and the downright shocking... more...
- Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00
This book traces a number of common themes relating to the representation of Irish Travellers in Irish popular tradition and how these themes have impacted on Irelands collective imagination. A particular focus of the book is on the exploration of the Traveller as Other, an "Other" who is perceived as both inside and outside... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99
In this wonderful compendium, Christopher Winn gives a tour of the four provinces of Ireland---Connacht, Leinster, Munster, and Ulster. Find out where dreams were inspired, ideas were born, and where the unforgettable heroes of Ireland's past now slumber. A treasure trove of fascinating stories, I Never Knew That About Ireland is packed full of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 90.00
The highly performative categories of 'Irish culture' and 'Irishness' are in need of critical address, prompted by recent changes in Irish society, the arts industry and modes of critical inquiry. This book broaches this task by considering Irish expressive culture through some of the paradigms and vocabularies offered by performance studies. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00
This collection explores popular culture in Ireland and Ireland in popular, from Fanfic to Orange Parades, from Boybands to the Blessed Virgin Mary and from Celebrity Tourism to the Gaelic Athletic Association. The essays examine local and global Irishness, focusing on how gender, sexuality, and race shape contemporary postmodernism in Ireland. more...
- Lexington Books 2007; US$ 34.99
Drawing on diverse cultural forms, and ranging across disciplinary boundaries, Nation States maps the contested cultural terrain of Irish nationalism from the Act of Union of 1800 to the present. In looking at Irish nationalism as a site of struggle, Mays examines both the myriad ways in which the nation fashions itself as the a priori ground of identity,... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 37.99
The ultimate guide to the archaeological sites of the island of Ireland, including over 250 plans and illustrations and expert and detailed coverage of all Ireland's major archaeological treasures. - ;Ireland is a country rich in archaeological sites. Ireland: An Oxford Archaeological Guide provides the ultimate handbook to this fascinating heritage.... more...