Irish America

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OUP Oxford, 1999. 11. 11. - 328페이지
Few writers on the Irish in America have looked beyond the nineteenth-century ethnic enclaves of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, or Chicago, or have asked how the notion of an Irish-American ethnic identity in contemporary America can be reconciled with five, six, or seven generations of intermarriage and assimilation over the last century and a half. This study, based on interviews with 500 people of Irish ancestry in Albany, New York, aims to discover in what senses and in what degrees the present-day descendants of nineteenth-century Irish immigrants possess distinctive social practices and ways of seeing the world, and raises questions about the social conditions in which ideas of Irishness have been created and re-created.
 

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Prologue
1
Colonists and Immigrants
18
As Irish as any City in America
51
The Past in the Present
84
Over the Generations
123
IrishCatholicDemocrat
165
The Importance of being Irish
203
The Wearing of the Green
240
A Socioscape of Irish America
268
Bibliography
301
Index
311
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vii 페이지 - ... larger cities and suburbs, at least, they have remained ethnic because they have long practiced symbolic ethnicity." Consequently, there is good reason to believe that the same process will also take place among ethnics of the new immigration. Ethnic behavior, attitudes, and even identity are, however, determined not only by what goes on among the ethnics, but also by developments in the larger society, and especially by how that society will treat ethnics in the future; what costs it will levy...

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Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, New York Research Professor of Anthropology, Union College, Schenectady, New York

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