From the quintessential Irish Mammy to love for all things GAA, the Irish have particularities - and peculiarities - that make them different from their neighbors. Social anthropologist David Slattery takes us through the rules of being Irish with deadpan humor, from how to approach an Irish wedding or funeral to the Irish attitude to health, business, politics, death, Christmas, and being cool. A...
Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: Orpen Press (October 25, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 1769337
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Fascinating. Not a romantic picture, but very accurate, describing Dublin with dead funny accuracy. The coverage of village life is less telling. There are many rural places that are more intellectually and culturally sophisticated than the cities an...
ular anthropology book about being Irish, not only will this book prove instructive to the tourist or foreigner who wants to blend in without a fuss, but the Irish will find it an interesting mirror.