Loading...

Cultural Perspectives on Globalisation and Ireland

by Eamon Maher (Volume editor)
Conference proceedings XIV, 242 Pages
Series: Reimagining Ireland, Volume 5

Summary

In the space of a few short decades, Ireland has become one of the most globalised societies in the Western world. The full ramifications of this transformation for traditional Irish communities, religious practice, economic activity, as well as literature and the arts, are as yet unknown. What is known is that Ireland’s largely unthinking embrace of globalisation has at times had negative consequences. Unlike some other European countries, Ireland has eagerly and sometimes recklessly grasped the opportunities for material advancement afforded by the global project.
This collection of essays, largely the fruit of two workshops organised under the auspices of the Humanities Institute of Ireland at University College Dublin and the National Centre for Franco-Irish Studies in the Institute of Technology, Tallaght, explores how globalisation has taken such a firm hold on Irish society and provides a cultural perspective on the phenomenon. The book is divided into two sections. The first examines various manifestations of globalisation in Irish society whereas the second focuses on literary representations of globalisation. The contributors, acknowledged experts in the areas of cultural theory, religion, sociology and literature, offer a panoply of viewpoints of Ireland’s interaction with globalisation.

Details

Pages
XIV, 242
ISBN (eBook)
9783035300888
ISBN (Book)
9783039118519
Language
English
Publication date
2011 (March)
Published
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2009. XIV, 242 pp.

Biographical notes

Eamon Maher (Volume editor)

The Editor: Eamon Maher is Director of the National Centre for Franco-Irish Studies at the Institute of Technology, Tallaght. He is currently working on a monograph on John McGahern entitled ‘The Church and its Spire’: John McGahern and the Catholic Question.

Previous

Title: Cultural Perspectives on Globalisation and Ireland