Anti-Catholicism in Northern Ireland, 1600-1998: The Mote and the Beam

Anti-Catholicism in Northern Ireland, 1600-1998: The Mote and the Beam

by J. Brewer, G. Higgins


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333746356
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 09/07/1998
Edition description: 1998
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

JOHN D. BREWER is Professor of Sociology at The Queen's University of Belfast. He was a Visiting Fellow at Yale University 1989, and St John's College, Oxford, 1992. He taught at the University of East Anglia and the University of Natal. He is the author and co-author of ten books, including Inside the RUC, After Soweto, Black and Blue, Crime in Ireland 1945-95, and Police, Public Order and the State (Macmillan) and editor of Can South Africa Survive and Restructuring South Africa, both with Macmillan.

GARETH I. HIGGINS was Formerly Research Assistant in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, The Queen's University of Belfast, and is now doing doctoral research in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at Queen's on the myth of the anti-Christ in Northern Irish Protestantism.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements List of Figures Introduction PART I: ANTI-CATHOLICISM AS A SOCIOLOGICAL PROCESS IN IRISH HISTORY Plantation to the United Irishmen: 1600-1799 Union to Partition: 1800-1920 Northern Ireland: 1921-1997 PART II: SOCIOLOGICAL FEATURES OF CONTEMPORARY ANTI-CATHOLICISM The Modes of Contemporary Anti-Catholicism Common-sense Reasoning and Theological Misunderstandings Conclusion Postscript: A Better Way Bibliography

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