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Author Byron, Reginald.

Title Irish America / Reginald Byron
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 317 pages)
Series Oxford studies in social and cultural anthropology
Oxford studies in social and cultural anthropology.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Prologue -- 2. Colonists and Immigrants -- 3. As Irish as any City in America -- 4. Past in the Present -- 5. Over the Generations -- 6. Irish-Catholic-Democrat -- 7. Importance of being Irish -- 8. Wearing of the Green -- 9. Socioscape of Irish America
Summary "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 recreated." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Irish Americans -- Cultural assimilation.
Irish Americans -- Ethnic identity.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585486328 (electronic bk.)
9780585486321 (electronic bk.)