Irish America / Edition 1

Irish America / Edition 1

by Reginald Byron
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198233558

ISBN-13: 9780198233558

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Few writers have asked how the notion of an Irish-American ethnic identity in contemporary America can be reconciled with five, six, or seven generations of intermarriage and assimilation over the last century and a half. This study, based on interviews with 500 people of Irish ancestry, aims to discover in what senses the present-day descendants of

Overview

Few writers have asked how the notion of an Irish-American ethnic identity in contemporary America can be reconciled with five, six, or seven generations of intermarriage and assimilation over the last century and a half. This study, based on interviews with 500 people of Irish ancestry, aims to discover in what senses the present-day descendants of nineteenth-century Irish immigrants possess distinctive social practices and ways of seeing the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198233558
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
Oxford Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Prologue
2. Colonists and Immigrants
3. As Irish as any City in America
4. The Past in the Present
5. Over the Generations
6. Irish-Catholic-Democrat
7. The Importance of being Irish
8. The Wearing of the Green
9. A Socioscape of Irish America
Bibliography

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