Identity Parades

Northern Irish Culture and Dissident Subjects

Richard Kirkland

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ISBN: 9780853236368

Publication: February 1, 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.

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)

Acknowledgements Introduction 1 Cultural Identity and the Bourgeois Spectacle 2 Identity, Image and Ideology in Film 3 Violence, History and Bourgeois Fiction 4 Three Forms of Camp Notes Bibliography Index

Format: Paperback

Size: 234 x 156 mm

208 Pages

ISBN: 9780853236368

Publication: February 1, 2002

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