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"Os Retornados" With Antunes: Luanda, Angola And Lisbon, Daniel De Zubia Fernández Dec 2016

"Os Retornados" With Antunes: Luanda, Angola And Lisbon, Daniel De Zubia Fernández

CALL: Irish Journal for Culture, Arts, Literature and Language

António Lobo Antunes explores a forced encounter of a Portuguese diaspora with Africa for some settlers. He examines the nature of the bi-directional diaspora for “os retornados”, who, having returned to Portugal after independence of the colonies, found they were invisible in the eyes of Portugal, as portrayed in ‘O esplendor de Portugal’ and in ‘A história do hidroavião’. Luanda, Angola and Lisbon are depicted as spaces where each individual represents the reverse of the Portuguese colonial past. Antunes turns to historical facts as a source for a critical fiction. The prominence given to the experience of Africa and Portugal ...


Paris Calling: Typical And Untypical Experiences Of Latin American And African Diasporas, Kian-Harald Karimi Dec 2016

Paris Calling: Typical And Untypical Experiences Of Latin American And African Diasporas, Kian-Harald Karimi

CALL: Irish Journal for Culture, Arts, Literature and Language

A metropolis such as Paris may provide a common ground for the experiences of migrants coming from Africa and Latin American. The traditional capital of Latin American literatures is also considered to be the greatest agglomeration of African immigrants mostly coming from former French colonies. But a common ground does not necessarily mean that they have a great deal in common. Two novels, Café Nostalgia by the Cuban author Zoé Valdés and Black Bazar by the Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou, not only define the topographic base of their exile. They also discuss the special reasons for their residence in ...


Television In Ireland: A History From The Mediated Centre, Edward Brennan Jun 2016

Television In Ireland: A History From The Mediated Centre, Edward Brennan

Conference Papers

This paper identifies and critiques a dominant narrative in the history of Irish television, which is too often passed off for, or accepted as, the history of television in Ireland. The his- tory of television in Ireland has been written within an institutional framework and depends on the cultural binary of tradition and modernity, ‘old Ireland’ and ‘new Ireland’. This dom- inant narrative fails to interrogate television as a medium. It provides an account of the Irish broadcaster RTÉ rather than an account of the arrival of a new medium. Ironically this nar- rative which hinges on the role of ...


Re-Theorizing The “Structure–Agency” Relationship: Figurational Theory, Organizational Change And The Gaelic Athletic Association, John Connolly, Paddy Dolan Jan 2013

Re-Theorizing The “Structure–Agency” Relationship: Figurational Theory, Organizational Change And The Gaelic Athletic Association, John Connolly, Paddy Dolan

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This article illustrates how the figurational sociology associated with Norbert Elias provides an alternative theoretical framework for explaining the relationship between, ‘individualorganization- society’ and organizational change, and in so doing transverses what is conceived as a false dichotomy between structure and agency. Through an historical case study of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Ireland, the ‘individual-organization-society’ relationship is conceptualized as overlapping figurations and organizational change is explained as figurational dynamics—the shifting social interdependencies between the individuals and groups comprising an organization, between that organization and other organizations, between social groups on a higher level of integration and competition. In ...


Institutionalizing Ireland’S Industrial Development Authority, Paul Donnelly Jan 2010

Institutionalizing Ireland’S Industrial Development Authority, Paul Donnelly

Conference papers

Actor-network theory is considered to have great potential for broadening and deepening our grasp of institutional work (Lawrence and Suddaby, 2006). Given its focus on process, ANT offers a means to breathe life into the practices associated with institutionalization. With Callon’s (1986) four moments of translation as analytical lens, and with Ireland’s Industrial Development Authority as empirical example, I seek to address the concerns in the call for papers to reconsider ‘the role of agency, power, persistence and change in the process of institutionalization.’


Re(Dis)Covering Organizational Forming: The Case Of Ireland’S Industrial Development Authority, Paul Donnelly Jun 2009

Re(Dis)Covering Organizational Forming: The Case Of Ireland’S Industrial Development Authority, Paul Donnelly

Conference papers

Organizational form, as an issue, has been the focus of attention since Weber’s formulation of the ideal-type bureaucracy. For organizational scholars, the very concept of form is at the heart of organization studies, such that “[w]here new organizational forms come from is one of the central questions of organizational theory” (Rao, 1998: 912). The Weberian “ideal type,” with its focus on the ontological possibility of identifying form, represents the inaugural moment in organization theory. Since that moment, and based on the need to say what is “organization” as the condition for having “organization theory,” it is a requirement ...


Using Documents: A Figurational Approach, Paddy Dolan Jan 2009

Using Documents: A Figurational Approach, Paddy Dolan

Books/Book chapters

Notwithstanding significant changes in the research cultures of many social science disciplines, there remains a certain orthodoxy in the selection of qualitative methods for consumer research in particular. In this field, focus groups and depth (or qualitative) interviews reign supreme, while the use of documentary evidence is sparse. The obvious exception is the growing number of studies written by historians of consumer culture (see for example, Cohen, 2003; De Grazia, 2005; Donohue, 2006). Historians have traditionally used documents as evidence of particular events, values, ideas and practices at specific times and places. These events can then be organised into a ...


The Civilizing Of Hurling In Ireland, Paddy Dolan, John Connolly Jan 2009

The Civilizing Of Hurling In Ireland, Paddy Dolan, John Connolly

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This essay examines the sport of hurling in Ireland through the theoretical framework of sport and leisure developed by Elias and Dunning. Through an analysis of newspaper reports of games, of rulebooks and codes of play, as well as historical data on increasing social differentiation and integration, we argue that hurling has undergone sportization and civilizing processes. However, due to the unevenness of wider figurational shifts these processes have been non-linear and fragile. Gradually, we see increasing numbers of rules, as well as increasing severity of punishment for the breaking of specific rules relating to violent play. The level and ...


Actor-Network Theory And Organizational Forming: An Amodern Path Dependence Perspective, Paul Donnelly Jan 2008

Actor-Network Theory And Organizational Forming: An Amodern Path Dependence Perspective, Paul Donnelly

Conference papers

The organizational theory literature has identified the emergence and evolution of organizational forms as a critical issue to be addressed, yet new ways of looking at organizational form have yet to be addressed and there are concerns about the largely ahistorical and aprocessual character of much organizational theorizing. While path dependence, as conventionally conceived, presents an avenue for overcoming the lack of historical contingency in mainstream organizational theories, it does not maintain an opening for forming. Here is where actor-network theory comes in to not only argue that organizational forming is ongoing, but also show how it is made unrecognizable ...


Irish Travel, Vol 27 (1951-52), Irish Travel Association Oct 1951

Irish Travel, Vol 27 (1951-52), Irish Travel Association

Journals and Periodicals

No abstract provided.


Irish Travel, Vol 26 (1950-51), Irish Tourist Association Oct 1950

Irish Travel, Vol 26 (1950-51), Irish Tourist Association

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No abstract provided.


Irish Travel, Vol 21 (1945-46), Irish Tourist Association Jan 1945

Irish Travel, Vol 21 (1945-46), Irish Tourist Association

Journals and Periodicals

No abstract provided.


Irish Travel, Vol 20 (1944-45), Irish Tourist Association Jan 1944

Irish Travel, Vol 20 (1944-45), Irish Tourist Association

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No abstract provided.


Irish Travel, Vol 19 (1943-44), Irish Tourist Association Jan 1943

Irish Travel, Vol 19 (1943-44), Irish Tourist Association

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No abstract provided.


Irish Travel, Vol 18 (1942-43), Irish Tourist Association Jan 1942

Irish Travel, Vol 18 (1942-43), Irish Tourist Association

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No abstract provided.


Irish Travel, Vol 17 (1941-42), Irish Tourist Association Jan 1941

Irish Travel, Vol 17 (1941-42), Irish Tourist Association

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No abstract provided.


Irish Travel, Vol 16 (1940-41), Irish Tourist Association Jan 1940

Irish Travel, Vol 16 (1940-41), Irish Tourist Association

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No abstract provided.


Irish Travel, Vol 15 (1939-40), Irish Tourist Association Jan 1939

Irish Travel, Vol 15 (1939-40), Irish Tourist Association

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No abstract provided.


Irish Travel, Vol 14 (1938-39), Irish Tourist Association Jan 1938

Irish Travel, Vol 14 (1938-39), Irish Tourist Association

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No abstract provided.


Irish Travel, Vol 13 (1937-38), Irish Tourist Association Jan 1937

Irish Travel, Vol 13 (1937-38), Irish Tourist Association

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No abstract provided.


Irish Travel, Vol. 12 (1936-37), Irish Tourist Association Oct 1936

Irish Travel, Vol. 12 (1936-37), Irish Tourist Association

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No abstract provided.


Irish Travel, Vol. 11 (1935-36), Irish Tourist Association Jan 1935

Irish Travel, Vol. 11 (1935-36), Irish Tourist Association

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No abstract provided.


Irish Travel, Vol. 10 (1934-35), Irish Tourist Association Jan 1934

Irish Travel, Vol. 10 (1934-35), Irish Tourist Association

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No abstract provided.


Irish Travel, Vol. 09 (1933-34), Irish Tourist Association Jan 1933

Irish Travel, Vol. 09 (1933-34), Irish Tourist Association

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No abstract provided.


Irish Travel, Vol. 08 (1932-33), Irish Tourist Association Jan 1932

Irish Travel, Vol. 08 (1932-33), Irish Tourist Association

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No abstract provided.


Irish Travel, Vol. 07 (1931-32), Irish Tourist Association Jan 1931

Irish Travel, Vol. 07 (1931-32), Irish Tourist Association

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No abstract provided.


Irish Travel, Vol. 06 (1930-31), Irish Tourist Association Sep 1930

Irish Travel, Vol. 06 (1930-31), Irish Tourist Association

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No abstract provided.


Irish Travel, Vol. 05 (1929-30), Irish Tourist Association Sep 1929

Irish Travel, Vol. 05 (1929-30), Irish Tourist Association

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No abstract provided.


Irish Travel, Vol. 04 (1928-29), Irish Tourist Association Jan 1928

Irish Travel, Vol. 04 (1928-29), Irish Tourist Association

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No abstract provided.


Irish Travel, Vol. 03 (1927-28), Irish Tourist Association Jan 1928

Irish Travel, Vol. 03 (1927-28), Irish Tourist Association

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No abstract provided.