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Description - Northern Ireland After the Troubles by Colin Coulter

In the last generation, Northern Ireland has undergone a tortuous yet remarkable process of social and political change. This collection of essays aims to capture the complex and shifting realities of a society in the process of transition from war to peace. The book brings together commentators from a range of academic backgrounds and political perspectives. As well as focusing upon those political divisions and disputes that are most readily associated with Northern Ireland, it provides a rather broader focus than is conventionally found in books on the region. It examines the cultural identities and cultural practices that are essential to the formation and understanding of Northern Irish society but are neglected in academic analyses of the six counties. While the contributors often approach issues from rather different angles, they share a common conviction of the need to challenge the self-serving simplifications and choreographed optimism that frequently define both official discourse and media commentary on Northern Ireland. Taken together, the essays offer a comprehensive and critical account of a troubled society in the throes of change. -- .

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780719074417
ISBN-10: 071907441X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Colin Coulter

Colin Coulter is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Michael Murray is Lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Adult and Community Education, the National University of Ireland, Maynooth -- .

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