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BIFFOs, jackeens and Dagenham Yanks: county identity, "authenticity'' and the Irish diaspora (pre-print version)
(Taylor & Francis, 2013)
Despite being an everyday point of reference in Irish discourse, the extent to which the county serves as a locus of identification has been oddly overlooked in the Irish studies literature. In particular, the persistence ...
"Emigrants in the traditional sense?" Irishness in England, contemporary migration, and collective memory of the 1950s (pre-print version)
Invocations of the experiences of previous generations of Irish emigrants have been frequent in discussions of the current wave of Irish emigration. This paper considers the mediating effects of viewing contemporary migration ...
Are Irish passport applicants in Britain becoming ‘more Irish’?
(The Irish Times, 2018)
Ancient objects with modern meanings: museums, volunteers, and the Anglo-Saxon `Staffordshire Hoard' as a marker of 21st-century regional identity (pre-print version)
(Taylor & Francis, 2016)
The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest Anglo-Saxon gold hoard ever found. On display from soon after its discovery in 2009 during fundraising to secure it for the region, the Hoard has become a source of local pride in ...
Remediating Viking origins: genetic code as archival memory of the remote past (pre-print version)
This article introduces some early data from the Leverhulme Trust-funded research programme, ‘The Impact of the Diasporas on the Making of Britain: evidence, memories, inventions’. One of the interdisciplinary foci of the ...
The tyranny of transnational discourse: 'authenticity' and Irish diasporic identity in Ireland and England (pre-print version)
(ASEN / Blackwell, 2012)
Through the prism of current state discourses in Ireland on engagement with the Irish diaspora, this article examines the empirical merit of the related concepts of diaspora and transnationalism. Drawing on recent research ...
Becoming a Viking: DNA testing, genetic ancestry and placeholder identity (pre-print version)
(Taylor & Francis, 2016)
A consensus has developed among social and biological scientists around the problematic nature of genetic ancestry testing, specifically that its popularity will lead to greater genetic essentialism in social identities. ...
Whose day is it anyway? St. Patrick's Day as a contested performance of national and diasporic Irishness (pre-print version)
(Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism/John Wiley & Sons, 2012)
One of the more intriguing aspects of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations as a nationalised ritual of a performed Irishness, both within and outside Ireland is the extent to which it represents a dialogue between territorialised ...
The problem of a subjective authenticity and the articulation of belonging among the Irish in England-a psychosocial approach (pre-print version)
(Taylor & Francis, 2015)
This paper presents the question of identity and authenticity as a problematic one, capable of investigation through a psychosocial lens. ‘Authenticity’, as explored by Erickson (1995) and Weigert (1988, 2009) may be ...