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Tiocfaidh Ár Lá (Our Day Will Come): Negotiating The Cultural Politics Of Citizenship, Heritage, And Identity In Northern Ireland, Doris Ellen Panzer Jan 2015

Tiocfaidh Ár Lá (Our Day Will Come): Negotiating The Cultural Politics Of Citizenship, Heritage, And Identity In Northern Ireland, Doris Ellen Panzer

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Fifteen years after the Good Friday Agreement ended thirty years of violence in Northern Ireland, people still grapple with peace process implementation. Many within the Catholic minority continue their hopes for a united Ireland, free from British hegemony, refusing to accept they are citizens of the United Kingdom. In the border town of Strabane, County Tyrone, the remembered past plays a dynamic role in how people live in the present, envision their future, and pass it on to younger generations. During the Troubles, members of this republican community were either volunteers in the Irish Republican Army (IRA) or active supporters ...


The Anxiety Of Recognition: The Search For Legibility Of Mayan Identities In Yucatã¡N, Mexico And San Francisco, California, Christa D. Cesario Jan 2014

The Anxiety Of Recognition: The Search For Legibility Of Mayan Identities In Yucatã¡N, Mexico And San Francisco, California, Christa D. Cesario

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This dissertation tracks the mobilization of Yucatec Maya culture and identity across Yucatán, Mexico and San Francisco, California. Moving within a circulating discourse pertaining to a crisis of culture loss, I pause at three distinct sites to explore how "culture" is deployed for recognition in national and transnational spaces. I focus on Tuch Mukuy, a 17-member community theater troupe in Oxkutzcab, Yucatán; U Najil Xook, a one-member NGO dedicated to Mayan language preservation; and Alianza del Pueblo Maya, an NGO formed by the members of the Yucatec Maya migrant community in San Francisco to represent their interests and ...