Who are "the people"?: Unionism, Protestantism and Loyalism in Northern Ireland

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Pluto Press, 1997 - Political Science - 215 pages
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'We are the people' is a popular loyalist slogan in Northern Ireland -- a clear and unequivocal statement of loyalty, identity and devotion to and from Ireland's Protestants. The contributors to this collection, many of whom are members of Northern Ireland's Protestant community, examine the meaning behind this legend of unity and unwavering devotion. This book critiques the many issues and concerns which face a heterogeneous community: lifestyle, politics and cultural affiliations. In their broad analysis, the authors explore 'new' Unionism, gender issues, Protestant fundamentalism, working-class identity, and socio-cultural change.

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Contents

Who Are the People?
1
The Character of Ulster Unionism
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A Representation of Place yet to be Imagined
34
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