Local belonging, identities and sense of place in contemporary Ireland

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Title: Local belonging, identities and sense of place in contemporary Ireland
Authors: Inglis, Tom
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2414
Date: 2009
Abstract: What importance does identity with place have in the ongoing construction and redevelopment of personal and social identities? This paper follows on from recent research which suggests that in an increasingly geographically mobile and globalised societies like Ireland, a sense of place is still a strong marker of identity and central to people’s knowledge and understanding of themselves and others. Combining findings quantitative findings from the International Social Survey Project with qualitative findings from a qualitative study of Contemporary Irish Identities, I show that not only is identity with place of living still very strong, but that it is deep and complex and enmeshed with a sense of belonging to the place where people grew up, the wider county and the nation.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies
Keywords: Identity;Ireland;Nationalism;Nation
Subject LCSH: Identity (Psychology)--Ireland
Nationalism--Ireland
Place (Philosophy)
Human territoriality
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) Working Papers and Policy Papers

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