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

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

O'Brien, Eugene, 1958- editor; Maher, Eamon, editor; Manchester University Press, publisher

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Published Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Eamon Maher and Eugene O'Brien
ISBN: 0719091675, 0719091683, 1526101475, 1526101483, 9780719091674, 9780719091681, 9781526101471, 9781526101488
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Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note: In English.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages) : illustrations (black and white); digital, PDF file(s).
System: Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web.
Series: Manchester Political Studies
Subject: Economics, Finance, Business & Management Economics Political economy.; Ireland Economic policy.; Society and social sciences.; Political science and theory.; Ireland Economic conditions 1949-
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2015. Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.


  1. Introduction / Eamon Maher and Eugene O'Brien
  2. 1. Crisis, what crisis? The Catholic Church during the Celtic Tiger / Eamon Maher
  3. 2. The Celtic Tiger and the new Irish religious market / Catherine Maignant
  4. 3. Shattered assumptions: a tale of two traumas / Brendan O'Brien
  5. 4.'Tendency 'Wit': the cultural unconscious of the Celtic Tiger in the writings of Paul Howard / Eugene O'Brien
  6. 5. Popular music and the Celtic Tiger / Gerry Smyth
  7. 6. 'What does a woman want?': Irish contemporary women';s fiction and the expression of desire in an era of plenty / Sylvie Mikowski
  8. 7. Topographies of terror: photography and the post-Celtic Tiger landscape / Justin Carville
  9. 8. Immigration and Celtic Tiger / Bryan Fanning
  10. 9. 'What Rough Beast'? Monsters of post-Celtic Tiger Ireland / Kieran Keohane and Carmen Kuhling
  11. 10. Women, fictional messages and a crucial decade / Mary Pierse
  12. 11. 'A hundred thousand welcomes': food and wine as cultural signifiers / Brian Murphy
  13. 12. Contemporary Irish fiction and the Indirect Gaze / Neil Murphy
  14. 13 'Holes in the Ground': theatre as critic and conscience of Celtic Tiger Ireland / Vic Merriman
  15. 14. 'Ship of Fools': The Celtic Tiger and poetry as social critique' Éoin Flannery
  16. 15. Between modernity and marginality: Celtic Tiger cinema / Ruth Barton
  17. Conclusion
  18. Index.