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Laurence Cox



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The southern question and the Irish question: a social movement landscape with migrants (2016)

Abstract This chapter draws on Gramsci to theorise the specificities of Irish social movements, focusing on migration out of Ireland; the role of “outsiders” to the local community within Irish activism; and the recent upsurge in international migration to Ireland. Gramsci offers a powerful point of reference, not as decontextualized theorist but the leader of a severely repressed party on the brink of clandestinity, deeply concerned with regional and national particularity in order to organise more effectively; theorising intellectual activity to explore the classed development of social movements; concerned with hegemony not simply to understand but also to overthrow; and laying the groundwork for the cross-class alliances of the anti-fascist Resistance.
Collections Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Type = Book Section
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Academic Unit = Faculty of Social Sciences: Sociology
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Open Access DRIVERset

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