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Identity Parades: Northern Irish Culture and Dissident Subjects

Identity Parades: Northern Irish Culture and Dissident Subjects

by Richard Kirkland
     
 

Identity Parades investigates of the role and importance of identity politics in modern Northern Irish society. Through a discussion of the kinds of texts that are often overlooked in analyses of culture in the North - such as film, biography, popular fiction and travel writing - the book charts the rise of identity as an increasingly popular way of defining

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Identity Parades investigates of the role and importance of identity politics in modern Northern Irish society. Through a discussion of the kinds of texts that are often overlooked in analyses of culture in the North - such as film, biography, popular fiction and travel writing - the book charts the rise of identity as an increasingly popular way of defining individual and communal affiliation and considers its importance within Northern Irish political discourse as a whole. In this, Identity Parades identifies not only the possibilities but also the limits of 'identitarian' thinking and describes the ways in which identity positions in the North can become troubled, fossilised and self-parodic.

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Kirkland (English and Irish studies, U. of Manchester) examines the role and importance of identity politics in Northern Irish society. He discusses the bourgeois formations within Northern Irish cultural discourse, and identifies the various forms by which it has made itself known within identity politics. In his analysis, the author considers a disparate body of texts, including indigenous and non-indigenous film, popular fiction, autobiography, critical analyses and government publications, and both the possibilities and limitations of "identitarian" thinking. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780853236368
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.20(d)

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