She Moves through the Boom
Behind the triumphalist headlines of the boom, there are changes going on - in the way people work, speak, eat, even the way they think. Ordinary people are interviewed about their livesann
What was happening in Ireland?
Behind the triumphalist headlines of the boom, there were changes going on - in the way people work, speak, eat, even the way they think - that cannot be quantified by statistics nor squared with the hollow cliché of the Celtic Tiger.
She Moves through the Boom is a book about these intangible changes, and it paints a picture the newspapers and tourism propagandists were missing. Ann Marie Hourihane talks to working mothers, Mullingar wine importers, the organizer of a rural water scheme, shop assistants, a Nigerian preacher, teenaged removal men, and other exemplary - because ordinary - members of Irish society.
These people aren't talking about the boom; they're living it, sometimes without even noticing, and they speak its languages - of social liberation, stubborn tradition, banal consumerism, and others. She Moves through the Boom presents a quirky, kaleidoscopic view of contemporary Ireland.
By turns hilarious and dark, it is a fascinating snapshot of a singular moment in our history.
|Author||Ann Marie Hourihane|
|Publication date||6 Feb 2001|