Adolescence in Modern Irish History

Author: Catherine Cox

Publisher: Springer


Category: History

Page: 229

View: 647

This edited collection is the first to address the topic of adolescence in Irish history. It brings together established and emerging scholars to examine the experience of Irish young adults from the 'affective revolution' of the early nineteenth century to the emergence of the teenager in the 1960s.

Inventing Modern Adolescence

The Children of Immigrants in Turn-of-the-century America

Author: Sarah E. Chinn

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


Category: History

Page: 199

View: 976

The 1960s are commonly considered to be the beginning of a distinct "teenage culture" in America. But did this highly visible era of free love and rock 'n' roll really mark the start of adolescent defiance? In Inventing Modern Adolescence Sarah E. Chinn follows the roots of American teenage identity further back, to the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. She argues that the concept of the "generation gap"--a stereotypical complaint against American teens--actually originated with the division between immigrant parents and their American-born or -raised children. Melding a uniquely urban immigrant sensibility with commercialized consumer culture and a youth-oriented ethos characterized by fun, leisure, and overt sexual behavior, these young people formed a new identity that provided the framework for today's concepts of teenage lifestyle.Addressing the intersecting issues of urban life, race, gender, sexuality, and class consciousness, Inventing Modern Adolescence is an authoritative and engaging look at a pivotal point in American history and the intriguing, complicated, and still very pertinent teenage identity that emerged from it.

Irish Historical Studies

Joint Journal of the Irish Historical Society and the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies




Category: Ireland


View: 228

Modern Irish Fiction

A Critique

Author: Benedict Kiely



Category: English fiction

Page: 179

View: 823

Book Review Digest




Category: Bibliography


View: 694

Excerpts from and citations to reviews of more than 8,000 books each year, drawn from coverage of 109 publications. Book Review Digest provides citations to and excerpts of reviews of current juvenile and adult fiction and nonfiction in the English language. Reviews of the following types of books are excluded: government publications, textbooks, and technical books in the sciences and law. Reviews of books on science for the general reader, however, are included. The reviews originate in a group of selected periodicals in the humanities, social sciences, and general science published in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. - Publisher.

Contemporary Authors

A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

View: 503

Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors®. Authors in this volume include: Robert Benchley Deepak Chopra Hillary Rodham Clinton James Finn Garner

An Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry

Author: Wes Davis

Publisher: Belknap Press


Category: Poetry

Page: 976

View: 657

Never before has there been a single-volume anthology of modern Irish poetry so significant and groundbreaking as An Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry. Collected here is a comprehensive representation of Irish poetic achievement in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, from poets such as Austin Clarke and Samuel Beckett who were writing while Yeats and Joyce were still living; to those who came of age in the turbulent âe(tm)60s as sectarian violence escalated, including Seamus Heaney and Michael Longley; to a new generation of Irish writers, represented by such diverse, interesting voices as David Wheatley (born 1970) and Sinéad Morrissey (born 1972).Scholar and editor Wes Davis has chosen work by more than fifty leading modern and contemporary Irish poets. Each poet is represented by a generous number of poems (there are nearly 800 poems in the anthology). The editorâe(tm)s selection includes work by world-renowned poets, including a couple of Nobel Prize winners, as well as work by poets whose careers may be less well known to the general public; by poets writing in English; and by several working in the Irish language (Gaelic selections appear in translation). Accompanying the selections are a general introduction that provides a historical overview, informative short essays on each poet, and helpful notesâe"all prepared by the editor.

Modern Irish Lives

Dictionary of 20th-century Irish Biography

Author: Louis McRedmond



Category: Ireland

Page: 328

View: 989

Provides short biographies of over 1400 Irish men and women who have been notable in their chosen fields. It includes both the living and the dead, the only criterion for entry is that the person's main contribution has been made in the 20th century.

The Europa World of Learning 2008

Author: Taylor & Francis Group



Category: Education, Higher

Page: 2914

View: 129

The 2006 edition of 'The World of Learning' has been thoroughly revised and updated to provide an accurate and comprehensive guide to the academic world throughout all continents.

Royal Historical Society Annual Bibliography of British and Irish History

Publications of 2000

Author: Austin Gee

Publisher: OUP Oxford


Category: History

Page: 528

View: 690

The Royal Historical Society's Annual Bibliography of British and Irish History provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of books and articles published in a single calendar year. It covers all periods of British anbd Irish history from Roman Britain to the end of the twentieth century, and also includes a section on imperial and commonweatlh history. It is the most complete and up-to-date bibliography of its type, and an indispensable tool for historians.