Cultural Contrasts in Dublin

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Astrid Wonneberger (Ed.)

A montage of ethnographic studies

ISBN 978-3-643-80102-9
Band-Nr. 6
Jahr 2011
Seiten 144
Bindung broschiert
Reihe lines. Beiträge zur Stadtforschung aus dem Institut für Ethnologie der Universität Hamburg


Up to the 1990s, Dublin and Irish urban cultures had only been marginally
studied by cultural and social anthropologists, even though the Greater
Dublin Area has been home to almost one third of the Republic’s population
for several decades. From this time anthropologists slowly became aware of
the variety of cultural groups and topics which shape Ireland’s

This growing awareness went hand in hand with the major economic,
architectural, social and cultural changes which Dublin was experiencing.
Sparked by Ireland’s membership of the EU (then EEC) and accelerated by
the Celtic Tiger economy and increasing numbers of immigrants, the city
has turned into a multicultural space of a variety unprecedented

The articles in this book are based on a student research project in
Dublin in 2006, presenting four ethnographic case studies ranging from
immigration and the formation of new religious groups to survival
strategies of the urban homeless.