Identity Parades

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Identity Parades

Northern Irish Culture and Dissident Subjects

2002

February 1st, 2002

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Identity Parades investigates of the role and importance of identity politics in modern Northern Irish society. Through a discussion of the kinds of texts that are often overlooked in analyses of culture in the North – such as film, biography, popular fiction and travel writing – the book charts the rise of identity as an increasingly popular way of defining individual and communal affiliation and considers its importance within Northern Irish political discourse as a whole. In this, Identity Parades identifies not only the possibilities but also the limits of ‘identitarian’ thinking and describes the ways in which identity positions in the North can become troubled, fossilised and self-parodic.

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Richard Kirkland is a Lecturer in Irish literature, King’s College London. Previous publications include Identity Parades: Northern Irish Culture and Dissident Subjects, (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2002) and Moments of Danger: Writing and Culture in Northern Ireland since 1965, (London: Longman Publications 1996)

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page3
Contents7
Acknowledgments9
Introduction11
1: Cultural Identity and the Bourgeois Spectacle22
2: Identity, Image and Ideology in Film41
3: Violence, History and Bourgeois Fiction88
4: Three Forms of Camp135
Notes177
Bibliography196
Index203