The Irish-American in Popular Culture, 1945-2000

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Stephanie Rains

This book focuses on popular culture and cultural practices relevant to the process of diasporic identity formation, for example film and television, genealogy research, cultural tourism, and material culture such as souvenirs and ‘luxury’ Irish products. It provides a unique examination of a wide range of popular cultural forms and practices during the later-twentieth century.

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The main theme of this book is the process by which late-twentieth century Irish-America engages with Irishness, especially focusing upon the ways in which the diaspora relates to aspects of Ireland and Irish culture in the formation of their cultural identity.  The book focuses upon popular culture and cultural practices relevant to this process of diasporic identity formation, such as film and television, genealogy research, cultural tourism, and material culture such as souvenirs and ‘luxury’ Irish products. There is also a consideration of the economic and political connections between Irish-America and Ireland during the later-twentieth century. Organised thematically, the book provides a unique examination of a wide range of popular cultural forms and practices during the later-twentieth century.

About the Author

Dr Stephanie Rains studied at the Institute of Art Design and Technology in Dun Laoghaire.

Additional Information

Author

Stephanie Rains

Imprint

Irish Academic Press

Format

Hardback, Paperback

PAPERBACK ISBN

9780716528319

HARDBACK ISBN

9780716528302

EXTENT

288 pages

Publication Date

15th-may-2007

Genre

American History, Film, Irish History, Social History