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From prosperity to austerity: A socio-cultural critique of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath

Eamon Maher and Eugene O'Brien


This book examines the phenomenon of the rise and fall of the Irish Celtic Tiger from a cultural perspective. It looks at Ireland's regression from prosperity to austerity in terms of a society as opposed to just an economy. Using literary and cultural theory, it looks at how this period was influenced by, and in its turn influenced, areas such as religion, popular culture, politics, literature, photography, gastronomy, music, theatre, poetry and film. It seeks to provide some answers as to what exactly happened to Irish society in the past few decades of boom and bust. The socio-cultural r ... More

Keywords: Austerity, Celtic Tiger, cultural theory, economy, gastronomy, literature, prosperity, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091674
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091674.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eamon Maher, editor

Eugene O'Brien, editor

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