Globalization and Culture: Placing Ireland

Fagan, Honor (2002) Globalization and Culture: Placing Ireland. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences (581). pp. 133-143.

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Instead of asking how globalization can help us under- stand Ireland today, this article starts from the premise that Ireland may be useful for an understanding of globalization. Always at a crossroads culturally and through its huge migration overseas, con-temporary Ireland is seen as the epitome of a globalization success story. The article examines the constant (relcreation of Irish identity and its complex (re)constitution in the era of globalization. It con-cludes that if an Ireland did not already exist, globalization theory would have to invent it.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Globalisation; culture;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
Item ID: 476
Depositing User: Honor Fagan
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2007
Journal or Publication Title: The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences
Publisher: The American Academy of Political and Social Science; Sage Publications
Refereed: Yes

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