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Book review: Contentious rituals: parading the nation in Northern Ireland by Jonathan S. Blake

Baker, Nicholas (2020) Book review: Contentious rituals: parading the nation in Northern Ireland by Jonathan S. Blake. Democratic Audit Blog (28 Mar 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Contentious Rituals: Parading the Nation in Northern Ireland, Jonathan S. Blake offers a new examination of the complex phenomenon of Protestant parading in Northern Ireland, drawing on carefully compiled sociological and ethnographic data to argue that, in the words of his participants, what motivates the majority of paraders, musicians and spectators is not political, ethnic or religious chauvinism, but rather commitment to a longstanding cultural practice positioned as antipolitical. This is a nuanced and rich study, writes Nicholas Baker, that will be of great value to anyone interested in contemporary politics in Northern Ireland.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2020 19:48
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107848

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