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Meanings of Life in Contemporary Ireland: Webs of Significance

Tom Inglis
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Language
English
Series
Cultural Sociology
ISBN
9781137429124, 1137429127
Summary
"The struggle to create and sustain meaning in our everyday lives is fought using cultural ingredients to spin the webs of meaning that keep us going. To help reveal the complexity and intricacy of the webs of meaning in which they are suspended, Tom Inglis interviewed one-hundred people in their native home of Ireland to discover what was most important and meaningful for them in their lives. Inglis believes language is a medium: there is never an exact correspondence between what is said and what is felt and understood. Using a variety of theoretical lenses developed within sociology and anthropology, Inglis places their lives within the context of Ireland's social and cultural transformations, and of longer-term processes of change such as increased globalisation, individualisation, and informalisation"--
"Meaning makes social life possible. It is the air that enables everyday life to take place, from love, to bonding, communication and collaboration. Using a variety of theoretical lenses developed within sociology and anthropology, I explore the meanings of live of 100 ordinary people living around Ireland"--
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note
  • 1.Introduction2.Theoretical3.Place, Family and Identity4.Money and Success5.Politics6.Sport7.Religions8.Love9.Conclusion.
Description
xv, 250 pages ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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