Of Irish Descent: Origin Stories, Genealogy, & the Politics of Belonging

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Syracuse University Press, 2008 - Social Science - 352 pages
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What does it mean to be of Irish descent? What does Irish descent stand for in Ireland? In Northern Ireland? In the United States? This book addresses these questions by exploring the contemporary significance of ideas of ancestral roots, origins, and connections.
 

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Contents

Special Affinities
26
lrish Roots and Relatives
67
Postcolonial Nobility Diasporic Distinction
104
Of Ulster Stock
139
lrish Origins Celtic Origins
181
1rish
219
Conclusion l
264
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Catherine Nash is professor of geography at Queen Mary, University of London.

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