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By Desmond Bell

ISBN-10: 033345832X

ISBN-13: 9780333458327

ISBN-10: 1349210145

ISBN-13: 9781349210145

Over the past twenty years, a chain of youth generations have come of age in strife-torn Ulster. kids increase a feeling of ethnic information - as Ulster Protestant or Irish Catholic - in a state of affairs of political difficulty and sectarian war of words. utilizing ethnographic equipment, Desmond Bell explores the subcultural global of younger Loyalists and examines the function of adlescent cultural practices within the copy of ethnic id and within the reconstruction of culture in Irish society.

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This assertion rests on a particular model of Irish social structure and development. In sociological accounts of Ireland, as in the popular imagination, 'youth culture' - with all its attendant perceptions of deviancy and drift - is seen as an external cultural influence associated with a general process of modernization transforming Irish society. Since the 1930s the study of Irish cultural relations and social structure has tended to be dominated by a 'community studies' model drawn from social anthropology.

It will, therefore, not be necessary to repeat the need for religion in a national organization of youth (1942). Devane commended, in particular, the example of the Portuguese fascist youth movement, the Mocidade founded by Salazar in 1936. Such a body could, 'arouse patriotic devotion to the Motherland and develop a love of order and discipline in Youth'. Devane concluded his review of fascist youth movements, asking: What could not an Irish Catholic Youth Movement contribute towards totalitarian Catholicism if we put into it, proportionately, the time, labour, energy and money that the Nazis have put into their various organizations of youth (1942).

As in economic life we have become dependent on foreign expertise and investment. We have to looked to others to provide a sociological account of Irish society. As a result we have figured as an item on other scholars' theoretical agendas. Indigenous social research has remained, like our economy, underdeveloped. On the other hand, both Church and state in Ireland have maintained a lively interest - both North and South - in the attitudes, values and peer-group behaviour of teenagers in Ireland.

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