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

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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

List of Tables
1Prologue1
2Colonists and Immigrants18
3As Irish as any City in America51
4The Past in the Present84
5Over the Generations123
6Irish-Catholic-Democrat165
7The Importance of being Irish203
8The Wearing of the Green240
9A Socioscape of Irish America268
Bibliography301
Index311

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