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‘Insubordinate Irish’: Travellers in the Text

Mícheál Ó hAodha


This book traces a number of common themes relating to the representation of Irish Travellers in Irish popular tradition and how these themes have impacted on Ireland's collective imagination. A particular focus of the book is on the exploration of the Traveller as ‘Other’, an ‘Other’ who is perceived as both inside and outside Ireland's collective ideation. Frequently constructed as a group whose cultural tenets are in a dichotomous opposition to those of the ‘settled’ community, the book demonstrates the ambivalence and complexity of the Irish Traveller ‘Other’ in the context of a European p ... More

Keywords: Irish Travellers, Irish popular tradition, collective imagination, Ireland, Other, Irish identity, native Irish culture, colonial traditions, collective ideation, cultural tenets

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719083044
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719083044.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mícheál Ó hAodha, author