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Title Crossroads : performance studies and Irish culture / edited by Sara Brady and Fintan Walsh
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hanpshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xii, 255 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : performance studies and Irish culture / Fintan Walsh with Sara Brady -- Tradition, ritual, and play. Performing Ireland : a performative approach to the study of Irish culture : Jack Santino ; Performing tradition / Bernadette Sweeney ; Sporting 'Irish' identities : performance and the Gaelic games / Sara Brady ; It's beyond Candide-it's s̆vejk : wise foolery in the work of Jack Lynch, storyteller / Mike Wilson ; Traditional Irish music in the twenty-first century : networks, technology, and the negotiation of authenticity / Scott Spencer -- Place, landscape, and commemoration. Tapping secrecies of stone : Irish roads as performances of movement, measurement, and memory : J'aime Morrison ; Commenoration and the performance of Irish Famine memory / Emily Mark FitzGerald ; Performing 'the Troubles' : murals and the spectacle of commemorations of violence at Free Derry Corner / Matthew Spangler ; St. Patrick's purgatory and the performance of pilgrimage / David Cregan -- Political performances. De Valera performs the oath : word, voice, book, and act / Ame Puljiu ; Between the living and the dead : performative 'in-betweens' in the work of Alastair MacLennan / Carmen Szabó ; Jus soli/jus sanguinis : the biopolitics of performing Irishness / Matthew Causey -- Gender, feminism, and queer performance. Ghosting Bridgie Cleary : Tom Mac Intyre and staging this woman's death / Charlotte McIvor ; Challenging patriarchal imagery : Amanda Coogan's performance art / Gabriella Calchi Novati ; Homelysexuality and the 'beauty' pageant / Fintan Walsh -- Diaspora, Migration, and globalization. Taking Northern Irish identity on the road : the Smithsonian Folklife Festival of 2007 / E. Moore Quinn ; Who's laughing now : Comic currents for a new Irish audience / Eric Weitz ; Parading multicultural Ireland : identity politics and national agendas in the 2007 St. Patrick's Festival / Holly Maples
Summary The highly performative categories of 'Irish culture' and 'Irishness' are in need of critical address, prompted by recent changes in Irish society, the arts industry and modes of critical inquiry. This book broaches this task by considering Irish expressive culture through some of the paradigms and vocabularies offered by performance studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Performing arts -- Ireland
Arts and society -- Ireland
Literary studies: plays & playwrights.
Literary studies: from c 1900 -.
British & Irish history.
Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000.
Theatre studies.
Pageants, parades, festivals.
Folk & traditional music.
Arts and society.
Cultural policy.
Performing arts.
Darstellende Kunst
Ireland -- Civilization.
Ireland -- Cultural policy
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Brady, Sara, editor
Walsh, Fintan, 1979- editor.
ISBN 9780230244788