Griffintown: Identity and Memory in an Irish Diaspora Neighbourhood

January 15, 2018|
Griffintown: Identity and Memory in an Irish Diaspora Neighbourhood by Matthew Barlow
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This vibrant biography of Griffintown, an inner-city Montreal neighbourhood, brings to life the history of Irish identity in the legendary enclave. As Irish immigration dwindled by the late nineteenth century, Irish culture in the city became diasporic, reflecting an imagined homeland. Focusing on the power of memory to shape community, Matthew Barlow finds that, despite sociopolitical pressures and a declining population, the spirit of this ethnic quarter was nurtured by the men and women who grew up there. Today, as Griffintown attracts renewed interest from developers, this textured analysis reveals how public memory defines our urban centres.
Matthew Barlow is a native Montrealer and public historian who lives and teaches in Western Massachusetts. His research centres around history, memory, deindustrialization, and trauma. Aside from the printed word, he has worked on several documentaries examining the history of Griffintown, hockey, and Montreal in general.
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Title:Griffintown: Identity and Memory in an Irish Diaspora Neighbourhood
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:264 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:264 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.8 in
Published:January 15, 2018
Publisher:Ubc Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780774834346

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