A Sociology of Ireland

A comprehensive overview of contemporary Irish society for students of sociology, reflecting recent social and economic changes in Irish society.
  • New to this edition:
    • Fully revised and updated with new sections on work and livelihood, economic crisis, Irish identities, power and forecasting the future
    • More user-friendly text, with fascinating case studies of aspects of contemporary Irish life
    • Data from Census 2011 features throughout the text
    • Students can link directly to the Irish qualitative data archive to access enhanced learning resources related to the text at www.iqda.ie/content/teaching-qualitative-research

  • Examines Irish society and sociology before, during and after the Celtic Tiger years.

  • Positions Ireland sociologically within a global context and considers key aspects of Ireland’s changing structures, social divisions and cultural forms.

  • Written in an accessible and engaging style, with a comprehensive bibliography of Irish and international sources.

SUITABLE FOR
  • Sociology courses in universities and Institutes of Technology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • General Arts programmes, Applied Social Studies, Social Work and Social Science courses where sociology is a module.
A comprehensive overview of contemporary Irish
society for students of sociology, reflecting recent
social and economic changes and incorporating data
from Census 2010.
New to this edition:
Fully revised and updated with new sections on risk
society, work and livelihood, obesity, celebrity culture
and sport
More user-friendly text, with fascinating case studies of
aspects of contemporary Irish life.
Examines Irish society and sociology before, during and
after the Celtic Tiger years.
Positions Ireland sociologically within a global context and
considers key aspects of Ireland’s changing structures,
culture and everyday life.
Written in an accessible and engaging style, with a
comprehensive bibliography of Irish and international
sources.
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ISBN

9780717149841

Publication Date

August 2012

Language(s)

English

Format

Paperback, 624 pages

Country of Origin

IRELAND

Publisher

Gill Education

Index

Part I: Sociology in Ireland

Chapter 1: Sociology and Modernity

Chapter 2: Irish Sociology

Chapter 3: The Dynamics of Irish Development

Chapter 4: Civil Society, Community and Social Capital

Part II: Ireland: An Unequal Society

Chapter 5: Who Rules Ireland?

Chapter 6: Work, Livelihoods and Everyday Experiences of Inequality

Chapter 7: Education

Chapter 8: Gender, Sexuality and the Family

Chapter 9: The Body, Health and Illness

Chapter 10: Crime and Deviance

Part III: Cultural Change

Chapter 11: New Irish Identities

Chapter 12: The Culture of Everyday Life

Chapter 13: Religion

Chapter 14: Media and New Technologies

Chapter 15: Consumption and Lifestyles

Chapter 16: Future Directions in Irish Socio

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Author(s)

By Perry Share, Mary Corcoran By Brian Conway

Availability

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Perry Share PhD is Head of the Department of Humanities at the Institute of Technology, Sligo, and Research Associate of the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA).

Mary P. Corcoran PhD is Professor of Sociology at NUI Maynooth and Research Associate of the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA).

Brian Conway PhD is Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at NUI Maynooth and Research Associate of the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA).

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