Between the devil and the deep blue sea : nationality, power and symbolic trade-offs among evangelical Protestants in contemporary Northern Ireland

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Title: Between the devil and the deep blue sea : nationality, power and symbolic trade-offs among evangelical Protestants in contemporary Northern Ireland
Authors: Mitchell, Claire
Todd, Jennifer
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2427
Date: Oct-2007
Abstract: National identity is symbolically complex configuration, with shifts of emphasis and reprioritisations of content negotiated in contexts of power. This paper shows how they occur in one post conflict situation – Northern Ireland – among some of the most extreme of national actors – evangelical Protestants. In-depth interviews reveal quite radical shifts in the content of their British identity and in their understanding of and relation to the Irish state, with implications for their future politics. The implications for understanding ethno-religious nationalism, nationality shifts and the future of Northern Ireland are drawn out.
Funding Details: Higher Education Authority
Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
Copyright (published version): The authors 2007. Journal compilation ASEN/Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2007
Keywords: National identity;Evangelical Protestants;Power;Religion;Northern Ireland
Subject LCSH: Group identity--Northern Ireland
Evangelicalism--Northern Ireland
Religious minorities--Northern Ireland
Nationalism--Northern Ireland
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8129.2007.00305.x
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Politics and International Relations Research Collection
IBIS Research Collection

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