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The Cambridge Social History of Modern Ireland

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J. Fitzgerald, P. Solar, Mary E. Daly, G. Ó. Tuathaigh, C. Barr, D. Ó. Corráin, A. Holmes, Eugenio F. Biagini, D. Dickson, P. Rouse, H. Patterson, T. Dooley, J. Ruane, J. Todd, A. Bielenberg, J. O'Hagan, E. Rowley, J. Adelman, C. O'Neill, C. Cox, P. Lysaght, D. Ó Giolláin, D. Urquhart, L. Earner Byrne, S. A. Buckley, S. Riordan, M. Luddy, M. Finnane, I. O'Donnell, W. Murphy, K. Kenny, B. Walter, C. Nic Dháibhéid, A. McCarthy, T. Meagher, R. Swift, S. Campbell, S. Roddy, J. MacPherson, I. Glynn, G. Beiner, E. O'Halpin
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  • Date Published: April 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107479401

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  • Covering three centuries of unprecedented demographic and economic changes, this textbook is an authoritative and comprehensive view of the shaping of Irish society, at home and abroad, from the famine of 1740 to the present day. The first major work on the history of modern Ireland to adopt a social history perspective, it focuses on the experiences and agency of Irish men, women and children, Catholics and Protestants, and in the North, South and the diaspora. An international team of leading scholars survey key changes in population, the economy, occupations, property ownership, class and migration, and also consider the interaction of the individual and the state through welfare, education, crime and policing. Drawing on a wide range of disciplinary approaches and consistently setting Irish developments in a wider European and global context, this is an invaluable resource for courses on modern Irish history and Irish studies.

    • The first major work on the history of modern Ireland to move away from the traditional domination of political narratives and adopt a social history perspective
    • Incorporates up-to-date research on topics such as population, the economy, occupations, property ownership, class and migration
    • Examines the interaction of the individual and the state in the areas of welfare, education, crime and policing
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'The Cambridge Social History of Modern Ireland should be greeted with rejoicing as a landmark volume in modern Irish historiography.' Joe Lee, The Irish Times

    'Advanced students will come away with pithy and well-expressed insights; and signposts, principally in 'further reading' sections appended to each chapter.' The Irish Catholic

    'Editors Biagini and Daly have achieved their goal of providing a synthesis of the best recent scholarship in Irish social history, making this excellent book an indispensable resource for teachers, students, and researchers. Essential.' A. H. Plunkett, Choice

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    • Date Published: April 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107479401
    • length: 648 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 175 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.28kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editors' introduction
    Part I. Geography, Occupations and Social Classes:
    1. Irish demography since 1740 J. Fitzgerald
    2. Occupation, poverty and social class in pre-famine Ireland 1740–1850 P. Solar
    3. Famine and famine relief 1740–2000 Mary E. Daly
    4. Languages and identities G. Ó. Tuathaigh
    5. Catholic Ireland 1740–2016 C. Barr and D. Ó. Corráin
    6. Protestant Ireland 1740–2016 A. Holmes and Eugenio F. Biagini
    7. Town and city D. Dickson
    8. The farmers since 1850 P. Rouse
    9. The Irish working class and the role of the state, 1850–2016 H. Patterson
    10. The Big House T. Dooley
    11. Elite formation, the professions, industry and the middle-class J. Ruane and J. Todd
    Part II. People, Culture and Communities:
    12. Consumption, living standards and the state A. Bielenberg and J. O'Hagan
    13. Housing in Ireland 1740–2016 E. Rowley
    14. Feast, famine and food poverty: food in Ireland, 1740 to the present J. Adelman
    15. Literacy and education C. O'Neill
    16. Health and welfare C. Cox
    17. Old age, death and mourning P. Lysaght
    18. Celebrations and the rituals of life D. Ó Giolláin
    19. Women and gender roles D. Urquhart and L. Earner Byrne
    20. Childhood S. A. Buckley and S. Riordan
    21. Family, sex and the law M. Luddy
    22. Crime and policing M. Finnane and I. O'Donnell
    23. Sport, associational culture and national awareness in Ireland W. Murphy
    Part III. Emigration, Immigration and the Wider Irish World:
    24. Irish emigration in a comparative perspective K. Kenny
    25. The diaspora in comparative and inter-generational perspective B. Walter
    26. Minorities Eugenio F. Biagini
    27. Political violence and the diasporas since 1740 C. Nic Dháibhéid
    28. The Irish in Australia and New Zealand A. McCarthy
    29. Mobility, money and nostalgia: the Irish in America T. Meagher
    30. The Irish in Britain R. Swift and S. Campbell
    31. Missionary empires and the worlds they made S. Roddy
    32. Cultural transmission, the Irish associational culture and the 'marching' tradition J. MacPherson
    33. Immigration, emigration and the cultural impact of the 'new' Irish since 1991 I. Glynn
    Epilogue: remembering and forgetting in Irish history G. Beiner and E. O'Halpin.

  • Editors

    Eugenio F. Biagini, University of Cambridge

    Mary E. Daly, University College Dublin

    Contributors

    J. Fitzgerald, P. Solar, Mary E. Daly, G. Ó. Tuathaigh, C. Barr, D. Ó. Corráin, A. Holmes, Eugenio F. Biagini, D. Dickson, P. Rouse, H. Patterson, T. Dooley, J. Ruane, J. Todd, A. Bielenberg, J. O'Hagan, E. Rowley, J. Adelman, C. O'Neill, C. Cox, P. Lysaght, D. Ó Giolláin, D. Urquhart, L. Earner Byrne, S. A. Buckley, S. Riordan, M. Luddy, M. Finnane, I. O'Donnell, W. Murphy, K. Kenny, B. Walter, C. Nic Dháibhéid, A. McCarthy, T. Meagher, R. Swift, S. Campbell, S. Roddy, J. MacPherson, I. Glynn, G. Beiner, E. O'Halpin

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