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Culture and Customs of Ireland (Culture and Customs of Europe)

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Ireland and the Irish are beloved today in the United States, not the least because of the large Irish-American population. The Irish have contributed a great deal to the Western literary canon and to the arts, and their way of life on the Emerald Isle is fabled. Culture and Customs of Ireland is the source for those interested in learning about the real Ireland and how its culture and customs came to be. Scanlan has her finger on the pulse of the country as it booms into the twenty-first century. This insightful survey of the contemporary scene is a one-stop resource for country study reports, general reading, and travel preparation.

Scanlan excels at portraying the vibrancy of Ireland, which has undergone a remarkable transformation since the 1980s and is now the second-wealthiest country in the European Union. At the same time, embattled Northern Ireland has taken key steps toward security and peace. This book surveys the cultural and political heritage of the Irish people, North and South. It highlights the remarkable accomplishments of Ireland's artists, writers, musicians and performers. It investigates the role of religion in Irish life, and the ways in which prosperity, feminism, and scandals within the churches have weakened that role. It looks at the impact of immigrants and refugees on contemporary society, at the increasing visibility of women on both sides of the border, and at the growing acceptance of gays. It also looks at daily life in Ireland—people going to work, shopping, finding someone to care for their children and the like. Most particularly, it shows the challenges of maintaining Irish identity in the face of globalization.

Book News Annotation:

Scanlan provides an overview of Irish culture for adult general readers, particularly Americans preparing to travel to the two Irelands, briefly covering the nation's history and describing the role of religion and philosophy in Irish daily life, marriage, gender and the changing expectations of and for women, family, education, cuisine, holidays, leisure activities, literature, media and the cinema, performing arts, art, architecture and housing. She is careful to correct many of the stereotypes commonly held by Americans about the Irish and Irish ways, including the issues associated with poverty, addiction and inter-religious violence, and gives readers a good idea what to expect in both rural and urban settings. The short but concise glossary is especially helpful.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Scanlan provides an overview of Irish culture for adult general readers, particularly Americans preparing to travel to the two Irelands, briefly covering the nation's history and describing the role of religion and philosophy in Irish daily life, marriage, gender and the changing expectations of and for women, family, education, cuisine, holidays, leisure activities, literature, media and the cinema, performing arts, art, architecture and housing. She is careful to correct many of the stereotypes commonly held by Americans about the Irish and Irish ways, including the issues associated with poverty, addiction and inter-religious violence, and gives readers a good idea what to expect in both rural and urban settings. The short but concise glossary is especially helpful. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

MARGARET SCANLAN is Professor of English at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Preface

Chronology

The Land, People, and History

Religion and Thought

Marriage, Gender, Family, and Education

Cuisine, Holidays, and Leisure Activities

Literature

Media and Cinema

Performing Arts

Art and Architecture/Housing

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313331626
Author:
Scanlan, Margaret
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
Ireland Social life and customs.
Subject:
Ireland - Civilization - 21st century
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Series:
Culture and Customs of Europe
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.46x6.54x.99 in. 1.19 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Europe » Ireland » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Ireland
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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