Does being protestant matter? Protestants, minorities and the re-making of religious identity after the Good Friday Agreement

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dc.contributor.author Todd, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Rougier, Nathalie
dc.contributor.author O'Keefe, Theresa
dc.contributor.author Cañás Bottos, Lorenzo
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-17T15:59:06Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-17T15:59:06Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2395
dc.description.abstract The Good Friday Agreement of 1998 gave an opportunity to remake not just political institutions but ethno-religious distinction in Northern Ireland. This paper looks at the how individuals reconstruct their way of being Protestant in Ireland and Northern Ireland in the context of social and political change. It shows individuals renegotiating their ways of being Protestant, attempting sometimes successfully to change its socio-cultural salience, blurring ethnic boundaries, distinguishing religious and ethno-national narratives, drawing universalistic political norms from their particular religious tradition. It argues that these renegotiations are highly sensitive to the macro-political context. Changes in this context affect individuals through their changing cognitive understandings and strategic interests which, at least in this case, are as important to identification as are social solidarities. en
dc.description.sponsorship Higher Education Authority en
dc.format.extent 131466 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies en
dc.relation.ispartofseries IBIS Discussion Papers : Politics and Identity Series: Politics and Identity en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 3 en
dc.relation.hasversion Todd, J. et al (2009) "Does being Protestant matter? Protestants, minorities and the re-making of ethno-religious identity after the Good Friday Agreement". National Identities, 11 (1): 87-99 en
dc.relation.requires Politics and International Relations Research Collection en
dc.subject Protestant en
dc.subject Minority en
dc.subject Ethno-religious identity en
dc.subject Identity change en
dc.subject Symbolic boundaries en
dc.subject Northern Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Protestants--Northern Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Protestants--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Identity (Psychology)--Religious aspects en
dc.title Does being protestant matter? Protestants, minorities and the re-making of religious identity after the Good Friday Agreement en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Todd|Jennifer|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Rougier|Nathalie|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor O'Keefe|Theresa|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Cañás Bottos|Lorenzo|aut| en
dc.description.othersponsorship Higher Education Authority North-South Strand II funding programme en
dc.description.othersponsorship Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions en
dc.description.admin ti, ke, jo, vo, is, sp - AL 28/07/2010 en


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