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dc.contributor.creatorScully, Marc
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-10T11:40:57Z
dc.date.available2018-10-10T11:40:57Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationScully, M. (2009) "‘Plastic and proud’?: discourses of authenticity among the second-generation Irish in England". Psychology & Society 2(2), pp.124 ‐ 135. ISSN: 2041-5893en_US
dc.identifier.issn2041-5893
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10395/2246
dc.description‘Plastic and proud’?: discourses of authenticity among the second-generation Irish in Englanden_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper argues that understandings of authenticity are crucial in the construction of a diasporic identity and explores how members of the Irish diaspora in England construct discourses of what it means to be ‘authentically’ Irish. In particular, it examines how these discourses are arranged around the ‘Plastic Paddy’ trope, a label originally coined by young Irish migrants in London in the 1980s to describe the second‐generation London‐Irish they encountered. The attribution of ‘plastic‐ness’ in interview data as well as rhetorical defences against being labelled ‘plastic’ reflect ongoing issues of contestation over meaning and ownership of diasporic Irishness. From a social psychological perspective, this provides an example of the subtle ways in which language and labels may be used for exclusionary purposes, as well as the agency displayed by those who are positioned as ‘inauthentic’ by these discourses in constructing their own identities in dialogue with them.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Cambridgeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries2;2
dc.rights.urihttps://lra.le.ac.uk/bitstream/2381/28065/6/Marc%20Scully%20-%20Plastic%20and%20Proud%20-%20revised%20version.pdfen_US
dc.subjectDiscourseen_US
dc.subjectAuthenticityen_US
dc.subjectSecond-generation Irishen_US
dc.subjectIrish in Englanden_US
dc.subjectEnglanden_US
dc.subjectIrelanden_US
dc.title‘Plastic and proud’?: discourses of authenticity among the second-generation Irish in Englanden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.type.supercollectionmic_published_revieweden_US
dc.description.versionYesen_US


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