[a partial list, as of May 1995]

This list is heavy on the most "classical" works traditionally associated with the anthropology of Ireland. One would assume an anthropologist of Ireland to have more than a passing acquaintance with most of them. The list also contains a number of sources (in sociology, the history of ideas, literary criticism, etc.) that do not spring from the discipline but that I have found useful in providing context to my own work on ideology and the construction of everyday life in a Dublin suburb.

Akenson, D.H.
1975 A mirror to Kathleen's face: Education in independent Ireland, 1922-1960. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press.

Akenson, Donald

1970 The Irish education experiment: The national system of education in the 19th century. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Andrews, L.S.

1979 Dublin made me: An autobiography. Dublin: Mercier Press.
1982 Man of no property: An autobiography, vol. 2. Dublin: Mercier Press.

Arensberg, Conrad

1959 The Irish countryman: An anthropological study. Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith.

Arensberg, Conrad, and Solon Kimball

1940 Family and community in Ireland. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beale, Jenny

1986 Women in Ireland: Voices of change. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Bew, Paul, and Henry Patterson

1982 Sean Lemass and the making of modern Ireland, 1945-66. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Brady, Anne, and Brian Cleeve

1985 A biographical dictionary of Irish writers. Gigginstown, Ireland: The Lilliput Press.

Brady, J., and A.J. Parker

1975 "The factorial ecology of Dublin: A preliminary investigation." The Economic and Social Review 7: 35-54.
1986 "The socio-demographic spatial structure of Dublin in 1981." The Economic and Social Review 17: 229-252.

Breslin, Ann

1985 Religious beliefs, practices and moral attitudes: A comparison of two Irish surveys, 1974-1984. Maynooth: Council for Research and Development.

British & Irish communist orga,

1976 The Irish language: Revivalism and the Gaeltacht. British and Irish communist organization Belfast: British and Irish Communist Organization.

Brody, Hugh

1973 Inishkillane: Change and decline in the West of Ireland. London: Norman and Hobhouse.

Brown, Malcolm

1972 The politics of Irish literature. London: Allen & Unwin.

Brown, Terence

1985 Ireland: A social and cultural history, 1922 to the present. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Carroll, Joseph

1975 Ireland in the War years. New York: Crane, Russak & Co..

Chubb, Basil

1978 The constitution and consitutional change in Ireland. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration.
1982 The government and politics of Ireland. London: Longman.

Connell, Kenneth H.

1950 The population of Ireland, 1750-1845. London: Oxford University Press.

1962 "Peasant marriage in Ireland: Its structure and development since theFamine.". .

Connell, Kenneth

1968 Irish peasant society. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Connery, Donald

1968 The Irish. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode.

Connolly, James

1987 Labour in Irish history. London: Bookmarks.

Connolly, Sean

1985 Religion and society in nineteenth century Ireland. Dublin: The Economic and Social History Society of Ireland.

Conway, John

1983 The medieval paradox: Urban process and the cultural structure of time in Kilkenny City, Ireland. Ph.D. Dissertation, Brown University.

Coogan, T.M.

1966 Ireland since the rising. London: Pall Mall Press.

Coogan, Tim

1975 The Irish: a personal view. London: Phaidon Press.
1992 The man who made Ireland: The life and death of Michael Collins. Niwot, CO: Roberts Rinehart Publishers.

Coolahan, John

1981 Irish education: History and structure. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration.

Corkery, Daniel

1966 Synge and Anglo-Irish literature. Cork: Mercier Press.

Cosgrove, Art, ed.

1985 Marriage in Ireland. Dublin: College Press.

Craig, Edward

1983 An Irish commune: The experiment at Ralahine, County Clare, 1831-1833. Dublin: Irish Academic Press.

Craig, Maurice

1980 Dublin, 1660-1860. Dublin: Allen Figgis.

Cresswell, Robert

1969 Une communauté rurale d'Irlande. Paris: Institut d'ethnographie.

Cronin, Anthony

1976 Dead as doornails. Dublin: Poolbeg Press.

Crotty, Raymond

1986 Ireland in crisis: A study in capitalist colonial undevelopment. Dingle, Ireland: Brandon Book Publishers.

Cullen, L.M.

1968 Life in Ireland. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

Curtin, Chris, Mary Kelly and Liam O'Dowd, eds.

1984 Culture and ideology in Ireland. Galway, Ireland: Galway University Press.

Curtin, Chris, and A. Varley

1984 "Children and childhood in rural Ireland." In Culture and ideology in Ireland, ed. by C. Curtin, M. Kelly, and L. O'Dowd, . Galway, Ireland: Galway University Press.

Curtin, Chris, and Thomas Wilson, eds.

1990 Ireland from below: Social change and local communities. Galway, Ireland: Galway University Press.

Curtin, Chris, Hastings Donnan and Thomas Wilson, eds.

1993 Irish urban cultures. Institute of Irish Studies Belfast: The Queen's University.

Curtis, Edmund

1986 [1936] A history of Ireland. London: Methuen.

D'Arcy, Mary

1974 The saints of Ireland. Cork: The Mercier Press.

Daly, Mary

1985 Dublin, the deposed capital: A social and economic history,1860-1914. Cork, Ireland: Cork University Press.
1986 The famine in Ireland. Dundalk: Dundalgan Press.

Danaher, Kevin

1975 Ireland's vernacular architecture. Cork, Ireland: The Mercier Press.

Davis, Thomas

1969 A view of the Irish language. Dublin: Stationery Office.

Dillon, Eilis

1982 Inside Ireland. London: Hodder and Stoughton.

Donnan, Hastings, and Graham McFarlane, eds.

1989 Social anthropology and public policy in Northern Ireland. Aldershot, England: Avebury.

Donoghue, Denis

We Irish: Selected essays. .

Dwyer, T. Ryle

1980 Eamon de Valera. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan.
1982 De Valera's darkest hour, 1919-1932. Dublin: The Mercier Press.
1982 De Valera's finest hour, 1932-1959. Dublin: The Mercier Press.

Ellis, P. Berresford

1972 A history of the Irish working class. London: Victor Gollancz.

Falconer, Alan, and Enda McDonagh, Sean MacReamoinn

1985 Freedom to hope?. Dublin: The Columba Press.

Fennell, Desmond

1968 The changing face of Catholic Ireland. London:

Geoffrey Chapman.

1983 The state of the nation: Ireland since the sixties.Dublin: Ward River Press.
1986 Nice people and rednecks: Ireland in the 1980s. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

FitzGerald, Garrett

1972 Toward a new Ireland. .

Fitzpatrick, David

1977 Politics and Irish life, 1913-21 . Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.
1984 Irish emigration, 1801-1921 . [s.l.]: The Economic and Social History of Ireland.

Fogarty, Michael, Liam Ryan and Joseph Lee

1984 Irish values and attitudes: The Irish report of the European value systems study. Dublin: Dominican Publications.

Foster, Roy

1988 Modern Ireland, 1600-1972. New York: Penguin Books.
1989 Cultural traditions in Northern Ireland. Belfast, N. Ireland: Institute of Irish Studies, The Queen's University of Belfast.

Fox, Robin

1968 "Multilingualism in two communities." Man 3: 456-464.
1978 The Tory islanders: A people of the Celtic fringe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Gallaher, Art

1980 "Schizophrenia, Irish style." Reviews in Anthropology 7: 155-163.

Gallaher, Tom, and James O'Connell, eds.

1983 Contemporary Irish studies. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Gaudin, Elizabeth

1983 Les femmes dans l'évolution de la société contemporaine en République d'Irlande. Lille: Université de Lille.

Glassie, Henry

1982 Passing the time in Ballymenone: Culture and history of an Ulster community. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Gmelch, George

1985 The Irish Tinkers: The urbanization of an itinerant people. Sec. Ed. Prospects Heights, Ill.: Waveland Press.
1980 "J.M. Synge: Observer of Irish peasant life". Dublin: O'Brien.

Gmelch, Sharon

1977 "Economic and power relations among urban tinkers: The role of women." Urban Anthropology 6: 237-247.
1986 Nan: The life of an Irish travelling woman. New York: W.W. Norton.

Harris, Rosemary

1972 Prejudice and tolerance in Ulster: A study of neighbours and 'strangers' in a border community. Totowa, N.J.: Manchester University Press.

Henry, P.L.

1974 Language, culture and the nation. Gaillimh: Comharchumann Lois Fharraige.

Hughes, J.G., and B.M. Walsh

1980 Internal migration flows in Ireland and their determinants. Dublin Economic and Social Research Institute.

Humphreys, A.J.

1965 "The family in Ireland" In Comparative family systems, ed. by ed. by M.R. Nimkoff, . Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
1966 New Dubliners: Urbanisation and the Irish family. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

Irish Consumer Research,

1986 The Irish housewife. Dublin: ICR Ltd..

Joyce, P.W.

1979 [1910] English as we speak it in Ireland. Dublin: Wolfhound Press.

Kane, Eileen

1968 "Man and kin in Donegal: A study of kinship functions in a rural Irishand an Irish-American community." Ethnology 7: 245-258.
1979 "The changing role of the family in a rural Irish community." Journal of Comparative Family Studies 10: 141-162.
1982 "Cui Bono? Do Aon Duine." Royal Anthropological Institute Newsletter 50: .
1986 "Stereotypes and Irish identity: Mental illness as a cultural frame." Studies 75: 539-551.

Kearney, Richard, ed.

1985 The Irish mind: Exploring intellectual traditions. Dublin: Wolfhound Press.

Kearns, Kevin

1976 "The Aran islands: An imperiled Irish outpost." Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 120 120: 421-438.

Kelly, J.M.

1984 The Irish constitution. Dublin: Jurist Publishing.

Kelly, Mary, Liam O'Dowd and James Wickham, eds.

1982 Power, conflict and inequality. Dublin: Turoe Press.

Kennedy, Finola

1975 Public social expenditure in Ireland. Dublin: Economic and Social Research Institute.

Kennedy, Kieran, ed.

1986 Ireland in transition: Economic and social change since 1960. Dublin: The Mercier Press.

Kennedy, Robert

1973 The Irish: Emigration, marriage and fertility. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Kiberd, Declan

1979 Synge and the Irish language. London: Macmillan.
1984 "Inventing Irelands." The Crane Bag 8: 11-23.

Kilbrandon, Lord

1984 Report of an independent inquiry. London: The Independent Inquiry.

Kilroy, Thomas, ed.

1975 Sean O'Casey. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

King, Cecil

1973 On Ireland. London: Jonathan Cape..

Kirby, Peadar

1984 Is Irish Catholicism dying?. Dublin: Mercier Press.

Komito, Lee

1985 Politics and clientelism in urban Ireland: Information, reputation, and brokerage. Ph.D. thesis, Anthropology Department: University of Pennsylvania.

Lee, Joseph

1973 The modernization of Irish society, 1848-1918. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Lee, Joseph, ed.

1985 Ireland: Towards a sense of place. Cork: Cork University Press.

Lee, Joseph, and Gearoid O'Tuthaigh

1982 The age of de Valera. Dublin: Ward River Press.

Lees, Lynn, and John Modell

1977 "The Irish countryman urbanized: A comparative perspective on the famine migration." Journal of Urban History 3: 391-408.

Longford, Earl of, and T.P. O'Neill

1974 Eamon de Valera. London: Hutchinson.

Lyons, F.S.L.

1970 "James Joyce's Dublin." Twentieth Century Studies : 6-25.
1971 Ireland since the famine. London: Collins.1979 Culture and anarchy in Ireland, 1890-1939. New York: Oxford University Press.

Mac Liammóir, Micheál, and Eavan Boland

1971 W.B. Yeats. London: Thames and Hudson.

MacCall, Seamus

1973 A little history of Ireland. Portaloise, Ireland: The Dolmen Press.

Macdonagh, Oliver

1977 Ireland: The Union and its aftermath. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.1985 States of mind: A study of Anglo-Irish conflict, 1780-1980. London: Allen & Unwin.

Macdonagh, Thomas

1970 Literature in Ireland: Studies Irish and Anglo-Irish. Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press.

Macdonagh, Oliver, ed.

1983 Irish culture and nationalism, 1750-1950. London: Macmillan Press.

Maher, Michael, ed.

1981 Irish spirituality. Dublin: Veritas Publications.

Martineau, Harriet

1979 [1823] Ireland. New York: Garland.

McAllister, Ian

1977 The Northern Ireland Social Democratic and Labour Party. London: Macmillan.

McCaffrey, Lawrence

1979 Ireland: From colony to nation state. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.

McCarthy, Jack

1986 Joyce's Dublin: A walking guide. Dublin: Wolfhound Press.

McDermott, R. P.

1988 "Inarticulateness." In Linguistics in context, ed. by D. Tannen, 37-68. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Corp..

McDonald, Frank

1985 The destruction of Dublin. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Messenger, John

np "When the 'natives' read: Publish and perish." : .
1983 [1969] Inis Beag, isle of Ireland. Prospects Heights, Ill.: Waveland Press.

Moloney, Ed, and Andy Pollak

1986 Paisley. Dublin: Poolbeg Press.

Moran, D.P.

1905 The philosophy of Irish Ireland. Dublin: James Duffy.

Moxon-Browne, Edward

1983 Nation, class and creed in Northern Ireland. Aldershot, Hants: Gower Pub. Co..

Moynihan, Maurice, ed.

1980 Speeches and statements by Eamon de Valera, 1917-73. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

New Ireland Forum,

1984 Report. Dublin: The Stationary Office.

Nolan, J.

1982 Changing faces. Dublin: Elo Press.

O Murchu, Mairtin

1985 The Irish language. Dublin: Government of Ireland. The Department of Foreign Affairs andBord na Gaeilge.

O'Brien, Conor Cruise

1969 "Introducing Ireland." In Conor Cruise O'Brien introduces Ireland, ed. by ed. by O.D. Edwards, pp. 13-20. London: Anche Deutsch.
1972 States of Ireland. London: Hutchinson.
1982 "Revolution and the shaping of modern Ireland." In Celtic consciousness, ed. by R. O'Driscoll, 427-435. .

O'Brien, Elinor

1970 Ireland and her people. London: Lutterworth Press.

O'Brien, Flann

1968 The best of Myles. London: Grafton Books.
1986 The poor mouth. London: Grafton Books.

O'Brien, Joseph

1982 'Dear, dirty Dublin': A city in distress, 1899-1916. Berkeley: University of California Press.

O'Carroll, John, and John Murphy, eds.

1983 De Valera and his times. Cork: Cork University Press.

O'Cinneide, Seamus

1972 "The extent of poverty in Ireland" Social Studies 1: 381-400.

O'Connor, J., and M. Daly

1983 The West Limerick study. Limerick: Social Research Centre.

O'Cuiv, Brian, ed.

1969 A view of the Irish language. Dublin: Stationery Office.

O'Faolain, Sean

1980 [1938] King of the beggars: A life of Daniel O'Connell. Dublin: Poolbeg.
1980 [1947] The Irish: A character study. London: Penguin Books.

O'Hanlon, Thomas

1976 The Irish: Portrait of a people. London: Deutsch.

O'Mahony, T.P.

1977 The politics of dishonor: Ireland, 1916-1977. Dublin: Talbot Press.

O'Malley, Padraig

1983 The uncivil wars: Ireland today. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

O'Reilly, J.M.

1909 The native speaker examined home: Two stalking fallacies anatomised. Dublin: Sealy, Bryers and Walker.

Partridge, A.C.

1984 Language and society in Anglo-Irish literature. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Peillon, Michel

1982 Contemporary Irish society: An introduction. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Plunkett, Horace

1982 [1904] Ireland in the new century. Dublin: Irish Academic Press.

Raymond, Raymond

1983 "De Valera, Lemass and Irish economic development, 1933-1948." In De Valera and his times, ed. by ed. by J.P. O'Caroll and J.A. Murphy, . Cork: Cork University Press.

Rivoallan, A.

1939 Litterature Irlandaise contemporaine. Paris: Hachette.

Roche, Desmond

1982 Local government in Ireland. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration.

Ross, James

1959 The Irish election system. London: Pall Mall Press.

Russell (AE), George

1982 Co-operation and nationality: A guide for rural reformers from this to the next generation. Dublin: Irish Academic Press.
1982 The national being: Some thoughts on an Irish polity. Dublin: Irish Academic Press.

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Ryan, W.P.

1894 The Irish literary revival. London: .

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1970 Irish geographical studies. Belfast: Queen's University.


1986 Towards a new Irish identity. Special 300th issue Vol. 75.

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1979 On our backs: Sexual attitudes in a changing Ireland. London: Pan Books.

Taylor, Lawrence

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1985 "The priest and the agent: Social drama and class consciousness in the West of Irelands" Comparative Studies in Society and History 27: 696-712.
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1989 "The uses of death in Europe." Anthropological Quarterly 62: 149-154.
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1990 "The healing mass: Fields and regimes of Irish Catholicism." Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions 71: 93-111.

Thompson, William

1982 The imagination of an insurrection: Dublin, Easter 1916. West Stockbridge, Mass.: The Lindisfarne Press.
1982 "The mythic past and the present moment." In Celtic consciousness, ed. by R. O'Driscoll, 597-609. .

Tocqueville, Alexis de

1967 Voyages en Angleterre et en Irlande. Paris: Gallimard.

Ussher, Arland

1949 The face and mind of Ireland. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd..

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Vincent, Joan

1983 "Marriage, religion and class in South Fermanagh, Ireland, 1846-1920." In Emergent structures and the family, ed. by 0. Lynch, 175-193. Delhi: Hindustan Publishing Corporation.
1988 "Local knowledge and global process in two border villages: Political violence in County Fermanagh." In Ireland from below, ed. by C. Curtin and T. Wilson, 92-108. Galway: University of Galway Press.

Wallace, Martin

1972 The Irish: how they live and work. Newton Abbot: David and Charles.

White, J.H.

1980 Church and state in modern Ireland, 1923-1979. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

White, Terence de Vere

1968 Ireland . London: Thames and Hudson.

Wilson, Thomas

1984 "From Clare to the Common Market: Perspectives in Irish ethnography." Anthropological Quarterly 57: 1-15.
1987 "Mythic images of the Irish family in the works of Flaherty, de Valera, and Arensberg and Kinball." Working Papers in Irish Studies 2/3: 15-32.
1989 "Large farms, local politics and the international arena: The Irish tax dispute of 1979." Human Organization 48: 60-70.
1991 "On characterization and identity: Further reflections on long term field research in Ireland." Anthropology Ireland 1: 6-10.
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