Irish Postmodernisms And Popular Culture by Wanda BalzanoIrish Postmodernisms And Popular Culture by Wanda Balzano

Irish Postmodernisms And Popular Culture

byWanda Balzano

Hardcover | May 16, 2007

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This collection explores popular culture in Ireland and Ireland in popular culture, from Fanfic to Orange Parades; from boybands to the Blessed Virgin Mary; from celebrity tourism to the Gaelic Athletic Association. The essays examine local and global Irishness, focusing on how gender, sexuality and race shape Irish 'postmodernity'.
CLAIRE BRACKEN IRCHSS doctoral candidate, School of English, University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland ELIZABETH BUTLER CULLINGFORD Jane and Roland Blumberg Centennial Professor in English Literature and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas, Austin, USA SUZANNA CHAN Research Associate, School of Art ...
Title:Irish Postmodernisms And Popular CultureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:250 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.63 inPublished:May 16, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230008704

ISBN - 13:9780230008700

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction PART I: Race Not Irish Enough? Masculinity and Ethnicity in The Wire and Rescue Me; Gerardine Meaney Reading and Writing Race in Ireland: Roddy Doyle and Metro Eireann; Maureen T.Reddy Marching, Minstrelsy, Masquerade: Parading White Loyalist Masculinity as 'Blackness'; Suzanna Chan 'Is it for the Glamour?': Masculinity, Nationhood and Amateurism in Contemporary Projections of the Gaelic Athletic Association; Mike Cronin PART II: Space 'Our Nuns are not a Nation': Politicizing the Convent in Irish Literature and Film; Elizabeth Butler Cullingford Fanfic in Ireland: No Country, No Sex, No Money, No Name; Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka Widening the Frame: the Politics of Mural Photography in Northern Ireland; Kathryn Conrad Tracking the Luas between the Human and the Inhuman; Wanda Balzano & Jefferson Holdridge PART III: Diaspora Cinematic Constructions of Irish Musical Ethnicity; Christopher Smith St Patrick's Day Expulsions: Race and Homophobia in New York's Parade; Katherine O'Donnell Fantasy, Celebrity and 'Family Values' in High-end and Special Event Tourism in Ireland; Diane Negra A Mirror up to Irishness: Hollywood Hard Men and Witty Women; Claire Bracken & Emma Radley PART IV: Aporia 'Let's Get Killed': Culture and Peace in Northern Ireland; Colin Graham Boyz to Men: Irish Boy Bands and Mothering the Nation; Moynagh Sullivan Quare Theory; Noreen Giffney Camping up the Emerald Aisle: 'Queerness' in Irish Popular Culture; Anne Mulhall Index

Editorial Reviews

'The 'new Ireland' so often made the subject of political commentary and economic reports still wants for engaged critical commentary. Irish Postmodernisms and Popular Culture theorises Celtic Tiger Ireland in all its cultural complexity. A fresh, lively and challenging collection.' - Claire Connolly, Cardiff University'This remarkable collection of essays robustly displays the exciting diversity of contemporary Irish studies' engagement with global popular culture. Interrogating gender, genre, race, space, and migration, this volume brilliantly reassesses the Irish academy's ideological and theoretical commitments.' - Professor Cheryl Herr, Department of English, University of Iowa