Griffintown: Identity and Memory in an Irish Diaspora Neighbourhood

Author: 
Matthew Barlow
Format: 
New
ISBN: 
978-0-7748-3434-6
Imprint: 
UBC Press   
Binding: 
Paperback

This vibrant biography of Griffintown, an inner-city Montreal neighbourhood, brings to life the history of Irish identity in the legendary enclave. As Irish immigration dwindled by the late nineteenth century, Irish culture in the city became diasporic, reflecting an imagined homeland. Focusing on the power of memory to shape community, Matthew Barlow finds that, despite sociopolitical pressures and a declining population, the spirit of this ethnic quarter was nurtured by the men and women who grew up there. Today, as Griffintown attracts renewed interest from developers, this textured analysis reveals how public memory defines our urban centres.

 

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Publication Date: January 25, 2018
264 pages

$29.95
Griffintown: Identity and Memory in an Irish Diaspora Neighbourhood
Griffintown: Identity and Memory in an Irish Diaspora Neighbourhood