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Power, resistance and identity in twenty-first-century Ireland
Series: Irish Society
Editors: Rosie Meade and Fiona Dukelow

This book analyses and critiques Irish society in the early twenty-first century, but seeks to do so by consciously avoiding myth-making and generalisation. It invites readers to revisit and rethink twelve events that span the years 2001-2009. It shows that all of these events reveal crucial intersections of structural power and resistance in contemporary Ireland. The book shows how the events carry traces of both social structure and human agency. They were shaped by overarching political, economic, social and cultural currents; but they were also responses to proposals, protests, advocacy and demands that have been articulated by a broad spectrum of social actors. The book also explores how power works ideologically and through policy instruments to support dominant models of capital accumulation. Identities are constructed at the interface between public policy, collective commitments and individual biographies. They mobilise both power and resistance, as they move beyond the realm of the personal and become focal points for debates about rights, responsibilities, resources and even the borders of the nation itself. The book suggests that conceptions of Irish identity and citizenship are being redrawn in more positive ways. Family is the cornerstone, the natural, primary and fundamental unit group of society. Marriage is the religious, cultural, commercial, and political institution that defines and embeds its values. The book presents a 2004 High Court case taken by Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan for legal recognition of their marriage as a same-sex couple, which had taken place a year previously in Canada.

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Kirsty Reid

class domination and capital accumulation. Against this backdrop, convict hopes of family formation or reunion, of sexual and intimate relations and of a private life were destined not only to become more tenuous and fragile but increasingly also matters of class conflict and contestation. While – as numerous historical studies have shown – relations between male and female convicts were undoubtedly

in Gender, crime and empire
Bill Dunn

comments generally on debates around exogeneity, endogeneity, and the role of the state and other institutions in managing money. The second section illustrates this, drawing on important historical examples of the essential role of states and other financial institutions in monetary affairs and hence in capital accumulation. It is impossible to tell the history of money within the scope of a single short chapter, but six important examples emphasise the conceptual points. Making fewer direct references to the work of Marx or Keynes, this section develops the earlier

in Keynes and Marx
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Rosie Meade and Fiona Dukelow

mindful of the distinguishing socio-cultural characteristics of Ireland at the time, he points to a recurring ‘pathology of the institution’ which has transcended geographic and national borders. This book also explores how power works ideologically and through policy instruments to support dominant models of capital accumulation. Fiona Dukelow ( Chapter 9 ) discusses how neo-liberalism as both an ideology and practice continues to ‘fail forward’, despite being implicated as cause and after-effect of the global economic crisis. Since Ireland’s recession was

in Defining events
1960s ex-radicals
Ashley Lavelle

chapter 2 ‘Turn on, tune in, drop out’ … drop back in: 1960s ex-radicals1 The decade of the 1960s was one of heightened radical political activity in crucial centres of capital accumulation (Horowitz, 1968: v).2 The Vietnam War, in particular, provided the impetus for the explosion of anti-capitalist campaigns across the Western world (Callinicos, 1994: 63). The period saw the emergence of a ‘new left’, whose ideology centred around personal liberation, participatory democracy, anti-racism and anti-sexism, direct action, community decision-making, and

in The politics of betrayal
The employment sector
Sarah Hackett

and behaviour. Both cities witnessed some degree of economic integration taking place in that Muslim immigrants at one point worked alongside their indigenous counterparts as factory workers and transport drivers. Research reveals how these immigrants used training and capital-accumulation in these sectors in order to establish small businesses, indicating that perhaps not economic integration, but rather economic independence has been the long-term goal of Newcastle and Bremen’s Muslim immigrants. The initial differences between the Gastarbeiter in Bremen who

in Foreigners, minorities and integration
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Why does monarchy matter?
Laura Clancy

stage curtain and expose those systemic relations that are usually obscured. To do this, I conceptualise the monarchy as a capitalist corporation, oriented towards, and historically entrenched in, processes of capital accumulation, profit extraction and forms of exploitation – processes that the Paradise Papers made temporarily hypervisible. ‘The Firm’ is a longstanding nickname for the British monarchy (see Chapter 1 ), but I use this name more literally to refer to the monarchy as a corporation, using ‘Firm’ and ‘corporation’ as analogous. This enables me to

in Running the Family Firm
The workings of an all-female sickness fund, 1898–1931
Helene Castenbrandt

moral economy in slightly different ways. Here the term will be used as an analytic tool to identify the accounting practices in a specific social setting and attribute agency to those involved in creating these practices. 5 Interpreting an organisation as a moral economy helps us understand economic practices in civil society. A moral economy, with strong roots in the social world and organised around mutual aid, participates in economic practices that are governed not simply by capital accumulation

in Accounting for health
Land, property and pastoralism
Laura Clancy

sustainable futures yet only re-creates the past. Indeed, Charles could be interpreted as the living embodiment of the Firm as told in Running the Family Firm : an anachronistic institution utilising contemporary media technologies, socio-political shifts and forms of capital accumulation; yet not willing to forgo historical privileges.

in Running the Family Firm
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Race, postcolonialism and diversity capital
Laura Clancy

contextualisation: the Firm is constantly reimagined in relation to socio-political shifts, from changes in capital accumulation to the expansion of media technologies, to varying gender roles. I have argued that representations of the royal family are central to obscuring the Firm's power. But what happens when an heir to the throne marries a Black celebrity? Representations of Meghan confront the Firm with longer, complex, intersectional histories of racism (post-)colonialism, voice(lessness), servitude, media and celebrity, genealogy, gender, feminism

in Running the Family Firm