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A new church for the unhoused
Michael Cronin

updates on the state of fear. Each age, in addition, has its particular genre of fear. In Ireland, the religion of fear (1920s–​1960s) has given way to the economics of fear (1960s–​present), the fear of the priest superseded by the fear of the P45. One could argue that the changing genre of fear corresponds to a fundamental shift at another level, which is the shift from the figure of discipline to the figure of control.The figure of discipline is typically that of the worker as captured in Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times or that of the prisoner as depicted in Oscar

in Tracing the cultural legacy of Irish Catholicism
The tragedy (and comedy) of accelerated modernisation
Kieran Keohane and Carmen Kuhling

consumed eih ch-7.P65 129 26/3/03, 15:14 130 Keohane & Kuhling on the global market. Oscar Wilde famously said, ‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are gazing at the stars’, by which he means that what distinguishes visionary leaders from the ordinary masses is idealism. The Irish pseudo-Faustian Developer is the inverse of this and represents the disparagement of idealism and the cynical debasement of action to the lowest common denominator. A prominent Irish culture industry Developer, Louis Walsh, exemplifies the thorough penetration of the commodity form

in The end of Irish history?
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The oddity of democracy
Rodney Barker

behaving towards government and politics exactly as it pleases. Oscar Wilde's alleged complaint that the trouble with socialism was that it did interfere with one's evenings so dreadfully might appear to be a dismissal of democracy and the demands which meetings and all the other participations in public affairs made on one's time, but it is, on the contrary, an assertion of it. The democratic citizen may be well advised to pay attention to public affairs, but is under absolutely no obligation to do so, any more than a potential theatre audience is

in Cultivating political and public identity
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Attitudes and behaviour
Margret Fine-Davis

would tend to support the theory of the ‘triumph of hope over experience’ (Oscar Wilde) or rather may indicate that people learn from experience to form better and more lasting relationships. Perceived facilitators and constraints to cohabitation and marriage In the preceding sections we examined attitudes to relationships and family formation, including attitudes to being single as well as attitudes to cohabitation and to marriage. We also examined trends in cohabiting behaviour and expectations that followed from cohabiting. However, what this does not tell us is

in Changing gender roles and attitudes to family formation in ireland
The political nationalism of the Irish diaspora since the 1790s
David T. Gleeson

the key element in the development of an Irish identity in the nineteenth century that would define larger efforts to create a new Irish nation. Declan Kiberd, in his tour de force study of the literature of the nineteenth-century Irish cultural renaissance, describes it as ‘inventing Ireland’. He recognises too the vital role that Irish emigrants played in this invention. Indeed, it was in the diaspora that ‘the idea of Ireland’ was preserved. Oscar Wilde, for example, thought that ‘the Irishman only discovered himself when he left Ireland’.9 the political

in British and Irish diasporas