Why Didn't Kevin Keegan Play for Ireland? Contrasting Narratives of the Irish in Britain

Martin McLoone

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    Abstract

    This article considers a range of contrasting narratives about the Irish in Britain that aresometimes overlapping and sometimes contradictory. These narratives reflect thecomplexity of the Irish immigrant experience itself, from integration to alienation, andhelp to explain the persistence of cultural stereotypes. The contradictory nature of thisexperience also helps to understand the ways in which the Irish have contributed towider popular culture in Britain, especially in the case of the second-generation Irishwho came of age in the 1970s and 1980s.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages19-30
    JournalIrish Studies Review
    Volume19
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

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    Ireland
    narrative
    alienation
    popular culture
    persistence
    stereotype
    immigrant
    experience
    Contradictory
    Alienation
    1970s
    Persistence
    Popular Culture
    1980s
    Cultural Stereotypes
    Immigrants

    Keywords

    • immigration
    • migration
    • diasporic culture
    • British-Irish
    • hybridity
    • popular
    • culture

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