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Irish Studies

The Cambridge Scholars Publishing Irish Studies collection explores key aspects of colonial and post-colonial Ireland, presenting volumes on Irish historical studies alongside insights into cultural aspects including dance and literature. A particular focus is placed on the key topics of Irish political studies and the Catholic tradition, with contributions from key academics as well as poets and memoir writers.

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"Sharks and Sprats"

This book is based on reflexivity and offers a snapshot of migration from Poland to Ireland with a special focus on transnational migratory practices. It evidences how young people articulate and negotiate their identities and pathways through peer hierarchies during their second culture acquisition. This book has two purposes. The...
£41.99

"The Turn of the Hand"

Recent decades have seen an enormous resurgence in the arts of memoir and life writing. Nowhere is this more true than in the case of Ireland and other postcolonial countries, where memoir has functioned to regenerate and re-present meaningful incidents and events in the pasts of particular individuals or cultural groups. This memo...
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"Untitled"

Tomás Bairéad is regarded as one of the finest short–story writers in Irish of the twentieth-century. His memoir recounts his youth on a small farm in an isolated region of the west of Ireland, one of the last “Gaeltachtaí” or Irish-speaking districts. An active member of the Irish Volunteers in his area and a talented writer of bo...
£47.99

“A Warr So Desperate”

“A Warr So Desperate”: John Milton and Some Contemporaries on the Irish Rebellion examines the political and colonial contexts of Milton’s Observations Upon the Articles of Peace, as well as the relatively brief, but significant comments on the Irish Rebellion that occur elsewhere in his work. Commissioned by the Council of State i...
£34.99

A Social History of Rural ...

This book offers a brief history of Crotta Great House, County Kerry, Ireland, now in ruins, where Horatio Herbert Kitchener spent his boyhood years. These ruined walls, which rose out of the ashes of the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland, loom large throughout the author’s own childhood years; their crumbling remains both a monument...
£46.99

Apocryphal and Literary In...

Apocryphal and Literary Influences on Galway Diasporic History establishes that apocryphal stories, in all their transformations, contribute to collective memory. Common characteristics frame their analysis: irreducible and enduring elements, often embedded in archetypal drama; lack of historical verification; establishment in coll...
£39.99

Changes in Contemporary Ir...

This volume explores the cultural, literary, theatrical, and political changes in Irish society from 1980. The so-called ‘Celtic Tiger’ brought about cultural and economic rejuvenation in Ireland but this new found confidence and prosperity was destabilised by other events, such as the scandals in the Catholic Church, bringing into...
£44.99

Changing Values, Attitudes...

The European Social Survey (the ESS) is an academically-driven social survey designed to chart and explain the interaction between Europe’s changing institutions and the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of its diverse populations. Established in 2001, and currently preparing for its seventh round, this biennial cross-secti...
£47.99

Connections~Verbindungen

When artist Gerhardt Gallagher came across a series of etchings by his German grandmother Margarethe, it launched a sequence of events, which led to an exhibition and then this book. Magarethe’s artistic career had been severely disrupted by two wars and Gerhardt conceived a project, which would allow Margarethe’s works to be exhib...
£44.99

Dance in Ireland

In Dance in Ireland: Steps, Stages and Stories, Sharon Phelan provides an in-depth view of dance in Ireland during the colonial and post-colonial eras. She presents dance as an integral part of Irish life and as a signifier of cultural change. Central themes are documented and analysed. They include cross-cultural influences, the d...
£39.99

Emerald Green

Emerald Green: An Ecocritical Study of Irish Literature analyzes a wide range of Irish literature whose themes tie into a reverence for the natural world of Ireland. From an ecocritical perspective, these works, tied into an understanding of the landscape and particular aspects of nature, attain a fresh new meaning and foster a mo...
£34.99
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