Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This study examines the issues and contradictions of identity formation found in contemporary Irish-American cultural performances. Using a theoretical language grounded in post-structuralism and cultural studies, this examination hopes to demonstrate the primacy of performance and theatre in the formation of culture, Irish-American specifically, or otherwise. The performances featured in the study are: Riverdance, St. Patrick's Day parades, pub performances, and improv theatre.
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Bynane, Patrick Michael, "Performing hyphenates: a study in contemporary Irish-American identity and cultural performance" (2002). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 2813.