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Who Are 'the People'? : Unionism, Protestantism & Loyalism in Northern Ireland - Peter Shirlow

Who Are 'the People'?

Unionism, Protestantism & Loyalism in Northern Ireland

By: Peter Shirlow (Editor), Mark McGovern (Editor)

Paperback Published: 20th October 1997
ISBN: 9780745312088
Number Of Pages: 192

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We are the people is a popular Loyalist slogan in Northern Ireland - a statement of loyalty, identity and devotion to and from Ireland's Protestants. This collection examines the meaning behind this legend, providing a critique of the issues which affect this heterogeneous community.

Abbreviations
Notes on Contributors
Preface
Introduction: Who Are 'the People'? Unionism, Protestantism and Loyalism in Northern Irelandp. 1
The Character of Ulster Unionismp. 16
Ulster: A Representation of Place yet to be Imaginedp. 34
Suffering for Righteousness' Sake?: Fundamentalist Protestantism and Ulster Politicsp. 55
Discourse and Contemporary Loyalist Identityp. 72
'Up To Their Knees'? Football, Sectarianism, Masculinity and Protestant Working-Class Identityp. 95
The Culture of Contentment: The Political Beliefs and Practice of the Unionist Middle Classesp. 114
Gender and Protestantism in Northern Irelandp. 140
'Flying the One-Winged Bird': Ulster Unionism and the Peace Processp. 158
Counter-Insurgency, Deindustrialisation and the Political Economy of Ulster Loyalismp. 176
Bibliographyp. 199
Indexp. 214
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ISBN: 9780745312088
ISBN-10: 074531208X
Series: Contemporary Irish Studies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 20th October 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3