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  • New Perspectives on the Irish Abroadby Mícheál Ó hAodha; Máirtín Ó Catháin; David Convery; Barry Crosbie; Paul Darby; Juan José Delaney; Stephen Moore; Jason R. Myers; Sarah O'Brien; Gráinne O?Keeffe-Vigneron; Bernadette Sweeney; Bill Tobin

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    New Perspectives on the Irish Abroad: The Silent People? investigates how Irish emigrants maintain a dialogue with Ireland. The contributors explore both Ireland?s relationship with its diaspora communities and the discourses on Irish diaspora identity in an effort to give voice to those whose stories have been neglected. more...

  • Irish Civilizationby Arthur Aughey; John Oakland

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Irish Civilization provides the perfect background and introduction to both the history of Ireland until 1921 and the development of the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland since 1921. This book illustrates how these two countries and societies have developed in common but also those elements where there have been, and continue to be, substantial... more...

  • Why Do People Kiss the Blarney Stone?by Ryan Hackney; Amy Hackney Blackwell

    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...

  • Icons of Irishness from the Middle Ages to the Modern Worldby Maggie M Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 85.00

    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...

  • A History of Irish Thoughtby Thomas Duddy

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    This is the first complete introduction to Irish thought ever available. This volume will be of great value to anyone interested in Irish culture and its intellectual history. more...

  • Wacky Eireby Geraldine Comiskey

    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...

  • Insubordinate Irishby Mícheál Ó hAodha

    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 Ireland’s 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...

  • I Never Knew That About the Irishby Christopher Winn; Mai Osawa

    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...

  • Crossroadsby Sara Brady; Fintan Walsh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • Irish Postmodernisms and Popular Cultureby W. Balzano; A. Mulhall; M. Sullivan

    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...