Identity Parades Northern Irish Culture and Dissident Subjects

by Richard Kirkland

Identity Parades Northern Irish Culture and Dissident Subjects Synopsis

Identity Parades investigates of the role and importance of identity politics in modern Northern Irish society. Through a discussion of the kinds of texts that are often overlooked in analyses of culture in the North - such as film, biography, popular fiction and travel writing - the book charts the rise of identity as an increasingly popular way of defining individual and communal affiliation and considers its importance within Northern Irish political discourse as a whole. In this, Identity Parades identifies not only the possibilities but also the limits of `identitarian' thinking and describes the ways in which identity positions in the North can become troubled, fossilised and self-parodic.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780853236368
Publication date: 16th June 2018
Author: Richard Kirkland
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Cultural studies, Political ideologies,

About Richard Kirkland

Richard Kirkland is a Lecturer in Irish literature, King's College London. Previous publications include Identity Parades: Northern Irish Culture and Dissident Subjects, (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2002) and Moments of Danger: Writing and Culture in Northern Ireland since 1965, (London: Longman Publications 1996)

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