Intersectional Irish Identity and the Rise of Globalization

Author(s): Andrew Webster

Year: 2018


Archaeologists have long struggled with assigning specific artifacts to particular ethnic identity categories. This paper uses the artifacts of the nineteenth-century rural Irish poor to argue that identity is best considered intersectionally, in which questions of ethnic or national identity are combined with class, gender, religion, and other identity categories. This intersectionality becomes increasingly important for archaeologists to consider with the rise of globalization, in which mass-produced objects originating from production centers both near and far are used to construct identities.

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Intersectional Irish Identity and the Rise of Globalization. Andrew Webster. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 445077)

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min long: -13.711; min lat: 35.747 ; max long: 8.965; max lat: 59.086 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 21806