Scottishness and Irishness in New Zealand since 1840 (Studies in Imperialism)

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Scottishness and Irishness in New Zealand since 1840 (Studies in Imperialism)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 235 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
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This book examines the distinctive aspects that insiders and outsiders perceived as characteristic of Irish and Scottish ethnic identities in New Zealand. When, how, and why did Irish and Scots identify themselves and others in ethnic terms? What characteristics did the Irish and the Scots attribute to themselves and what traits did others assign to them? Did these traits change over time and if so how? Contemporary interest surrounding issues of ethnic identities is vibrant. In countries such as New Zealand, descendants of European settlers are seeking their ethnic origins, spurred on in part by factors such as an ongoing interest in indigenous genealogies, the burgeoning appeal of family history societies, and the booming financial benefits of marketing ethnicities abroad. This fascinating book will appeal to scholars and students of the history of empire and the construction of identity in settler communities, as well as those interested in the history of New Zealand. -- .

Table of Contents

        Illustrations                              viii
Tables x
Acknowledgements xi
Abbreviations xiii
Editorial notes xiv
General editor's introduction xv
Introduction 1 (10)
1 Irishness and Scottishness in the diaspora 11 (18)
2 Categories of identity 29 (34)
3 Language and accent 63 (25)
4 Material tokens of ethnicity 88 (29)
5 Religion, politics, and history 117 (33)
6 National characteristics 150 (24)
7 Impressions of New Zealand and Maori 174 (31)
Conclusion 205 (7)
Appendix 212 (1)
Bibliography 213 (19)
Index 232