Culture and identity politics in Northern Ireland

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Civilization and culture have traditionally been regarded as mutually exclusive concepts. In this comparative case-study of Northern Ireland, Máiréad Nic Craith explores the commitment of unionists to a civic, 'culture-blind' British state; contrasting this with nationalist demands for official recognition of Irish culture. The 'cultural turn' in Northern Irish politics and the development of a bicultural infrastructure is examined here in the context of differing interpretations of equality and increasing demands for intercultural communication within, as well as between, communities.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages232
ISBN (Electronic)9781403948113
ISBN (Print)9780333793862
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2003


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