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  • Wolfe Toneby Hubert Butler

    The Lilliput Press 1985; US$ 9.99

    An important study of the dynamics behind Tone's ideal, which disentangles the roots of racialism and nationalism in Ireland, and questions the causes of division between North and South. Butler contends - with precision and passion - that the way forward lies through an understanding of the past and a return to the world of small-scale and personal... more...

  • Wacky Eireby Geraldine Comiskey

    Liberties Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    Welcome to Wacky Eire - it's stranger than fiction. Imagine RTÝ'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...

  • 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$ 83.50

    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...

  • Nation Statesby Michael Mays

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 40.50

    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...

  • Lives Less Ordinaryby Judy Kravis; Peter Morgan

    The Lilliput Press 1999; US$ 12.99

    The people who talk about their lives in this book represent a creative, dissident Ireland. They are artists, writers, map-makers, weavers, water-diviners, teachers, environmentalists, farmers, wood-cutters, gardeners, travellers and monks. Some continue ways of life that have existed for generations; others have chosen to live and work in ways that... 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...

  • Irish Civilizationby Arthur Aughey; John Oakland

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

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

  • Ireland and the Atlantic Heritageby E. Estyn Evans; Henry Glassie

    The Lilliput Press 1996; US$ 19.99

    Henry Glassie, in his Foreword, describes Estyn Evans, the great geographer-historian of Belfast, as 'one in a tiny aristocracy of the mind who created the intellectual world we inhabit and whose writings will inspire scholars yet unborn'. This is manifest in the depth of knowledge and in the exhilarating grasp of detail and method to be found in Ireland... more...

  • Irelandby Andy Halpin; Conor Newman

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 54.99

    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. more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    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...