Who Are the People?: Unionism, Protestantism and Loyalism in Northern Ireland

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745312088
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.27 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Who Are 'the People'? Unionism, Protestantism and Loyalism in Northern Ireland 1
1 The Character of Ulster Unionism 16
2 Ulster: A Representation of Place yet to be Imagined 34
3 Suffering for Righteousness' Sake?: Fundamentalist Protestantism and Ulster Politics 55
4 Discourse and Contemporary Loyalist Identity 72
5 'Up To Their Knees'? Football, Sectarianism, Masculinity and Protestant Working-Class Identity 95
6 The Culture of Contentment: The Political Beliefs and Practice of the Unionist Middle Classes 114
7 Gender and Protestantism in Northern Ireland 140
8 'Flying the One-Winged Bird': Ulster Unionism and the Peace Process 158
9 Counter-Insurgency, Deindustrialisation and the Political Economy of Ulster Loyalism 176
Bibliography 199
Index 214
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