Jiving At The Crossroads (New Edition) [NOOK Book]

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In 1991, Ireland was in the midst of a devastating recession; thousands of young Irish men and women had emigrated over the previous decade, and divisive social and moral debates on abortion and divorce had rocked Irish society. The great pillars of society - politics and religion - were beginning to crumble, a process that continued in subsequent years as both institutions were hit by scandal. A questioning of the values on which Ireland had been built had begun, with an apparently unbridgeable divide opening ...

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Overview

In 1991, Ireland was in the midst of a devastating recession; thousands of young Irish men and women had emigrated over the previous decade, and divisive social and moral debates on abortion and divorce had rocked Irish society. The great pillars of society - politics and religion - were beginning to crumble, a process that continued in subsequent years as both institutions were hit by scandal. A questioning of the values on which Ireland had been built had begun, with an apparently unbridgeable divide opening between "traditionalists" and "modernizers". At the start of the decade, the modernizers appeared to have won, with the election as President of the iconic Mary Robinson.





Irish Times columnist John Waters captured the zeitgeist of the time with the hugely successful Jiving at the Crossroads, which sold over 50,000 copies. A defining book of the era, its success was partly due to its remarkable blending of social/cultural commentary with personal memoir. At the emotional core of the book was the relationship between John and his father, and the story of Ireland was intricately woven into this powerful narrative. It was the first in a long line of books to question the very notion of modern Irish identity, and to examine the deep-rooted tensions at the heart of the Irish psyche.





Twenty years later, much has changed in Ireland, and yet Jiving at the Crossroads remains a deeply resonant book, particularly in the light of the remarkable rise and precipitous fall of the Celtic Tiger, and the fresh questioning of how we got where we are now. This twentieth anniversary reissue of a landmark book, with a new Afterword, will be welcomed by those who remember it, and will be a fascinating insight for a new generation of Irish people.



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446486870
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Limited
  • Publication date: 10/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,422,848
  • File size: 492 KB

Meet the Author

John Waters

John Waters has been a respected columnist with The Irish Times for over twenty years. As well as Jiving at the Crossroads (Blackstaff, 1991) his books include Race of Angels: Ireland and the Genesis of U2 (Blackstaff/Fourth Estate, 1994); An Intelligent Person's Guide to Modern Ireland (Duckworth, 1997); and Feckers: 50 People who Fecked Up Ireland (Constable, 2010).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    Whitehazel

    "I am whitehazel" she said politely

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Please...

    Please Rate and Review a story at 'soleil' results 1-4. Thanks so much! All tips are welcome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Plumflower

    Pads in and looks around

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    To this clan

    Please rp my kits i have stormkit and nightkit please rp them at stormfirst result -- silverstar of stormclan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Can i join

    Can i

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Nightdent

    He watches lightningstar with curiosity

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Midna and Skydust                                              

    Midna and Skydust                                                                                                                                                                                                      Midna:-she growled at Skydust taking on a battle stance. she narrowed her orange eyes as they started to circle eachother- Skydust:-their eyes were locked, waiting for an opening. he suddenly leaped at her, pinning her to the ground- Midna:-she had let her guard down, and Skydust caught it. she roared and flung him off.- Skydust:-he quickly tired to recover just as he saw Midna come at him-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    Runningpaw

    Is leaving this cln because is being ignored.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Midna to Night                                                  

    Midna to Night                                                                                                                                                                                                 Timeclan.-the griffin just happened to hear the cat as she walked past him over to Lightningstar- Lightningstar-san? Who was your lover? If you don't mind me asking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    Night to Whitepelt.

    I would love to learn about being a Medcat. I already have some previous training from my orginal clan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    Lilypelt

    Ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    I am Frostnose

    I am always on nook reveiws so I wont be inactive. I am white with blue eyes. I am a skillful and swift hunter and fighter. I am kind and compassionate. I have been a queen but my only kit died. I had no mate. He was a rogue. He just wanted a kit with any cat. He found me. Scince then I was always nervous to love. Well, I'll see you all later. Maybe I'll take some risks and find a nice tom.:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Ranger

    Gets up and leaves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    Midna to Sandraid                                              

    Midna to Sandraid                                                                                                                                                                                              Eh?-the griffin cocked her head- Which one? And also, do you remember how we first met?-she smirked, the scene playing in her head- 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    Midna and Skydust                                              

    Midna and Skydust                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Midna:-she shook her head- No Lightningstar. My brother here has problems with acceptance. Almost every clan he goes to, it usually ends in rejection.. do you think he can stay here? When it comes to protecting something we love, we griffins will make sure it is safe till death. Skydust: Our family was murdered right in front of us.. we vowed to protect any clan we were accepted in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    Midna and Skydust                                              

    Midna and Skydust                                                                                                                                                                                                   Midna: Skydust!-the midnight griffin ran to her brother, her orange eyes filling with worry- Skydust: 11th clan to not accept me.... Midna: Sky....-she nuzzled him softly- You can stay here, in Timeclan. Lightningstar is really nice and respectful, so I'm sure that she'll let you stay here with us!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    Crystalheart

    This will never do...ADVERTISE!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Skydust                                                        

    Skydust                                                                                                                                                                                                    -the griffin came in, tears streaming down his face- Midna...it happened again....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Midna to Flamewing                                              

    Midna to Flamewing                                                                                                                                                       -the baby griffin rolled over to the cat and tapped her paw on Flamewing's muzzle- Middy is sneakeh!                                                                                            

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Swirlingpaw

    Stops."why not?"

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