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  • Barnes, Cliona (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2010-04)
  • Mulrennan, Tony (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2010-04)
    This article examines the iPod as a product of globalisation and as a consumer commodity that exemplifies digital capitalism. In tracing the journey of the iPod through its globalised production process, this article ...
  • O’Brien, Marese (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2010-04)
    Produced during World War Two, the Beveridge Report in Britain became a blueprint for a new welfare state. Designed to tackle the five giants of Want, Disease, Squalor, Ignorance and Idleness, it gave hope to a war weary ...
  • Clancy, Kieran (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2010-04)
    This project examines the role that Celtic Football Club plays in the reproduction, maintenance and expression of Irishness for its supporters. The data was collected from a purposive sample of 8 respondents by means of ...
  • Carr, James (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2010-04)
    Muslim communities in Ireland are rich in their diversity. Growing since the 1950s and 1960s, today the Irish population includes second and third generation Irish Muslims as well as members newer to the communities, ...
  • Barnes, Cliona; Haynes, Amanda; Power, Martin; Neville, Patricia; Hannan, Carmel; O’Flynn, Micheal; O’Dwyer, Maria; Ryan, Kathryn (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2010-04)
    Twelve months ago we launched the inaugural edition of Socheolas - The Limerick Student Journal of Sociology. The second edition followed within six months and we are delighted now to present the third edition of Socheolas, ...
  • O’Sullivan, Grace (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2010-04)
    The Marxist model of society is based upon inequality between classes, generated by economic motives. This paper examines the contribution made by Karl Marx’s model of social stratification (as outlined in his ‘Communist ...
  • Joyce, Ann Marie (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2010-04)
    The advent of the ‘Celtic Tiger’ saw Ireland transform from a country with high levels of emigration to one of significant immigration. Many of those who migrated to Ireland in the past years are ‘returned migrants’; people ...
  • Jiang, Yichen (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2009-11)
    This article analyses the perspectives that undergraduate students have on alcohol-related issues. Key differences and distinctions between relevant terms are introduced, namely alcoholism, alcohol abuse and heavy drinking, ...
  • Anketell, Stephanie (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2009-11)
    This paper poses a number of important questions with regards to women and their role both historically and currently in the Irish State Welfare system. It sets out to highlight the inequalities which suppressed females ...
  • Barnes, Cliona; Haynes, Amanda; Neville, Patricia; Power, Martin (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2009-11)
  • Ní Chearúil, Niamh (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2009-11)
    In the following article the author examines the negative stereotyping of lone mothers. She establishes the existence of stereotypes and explains their functionality in supporting a neo-liberal agenda. She asserts that ...
  • Kennedy, Margaret (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2009-11)
    Despite generally being neglected in sociological research, the study of elite schooling provides valuable insights into how educational exclusion operates. The term ‘elite school’ in this paper refers to a small set of ...
  • Healy, Lisa (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2009-11)
    This paper is concerned with the manner in which Marx envisages the nuclear family unit as being designed to support the continuity of the capitalist system and the positions of privilege it perpetuates. The suitability ...
  • O’Donovan, Fiona (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2009-11)
    This article presents a sociological analysis of current Irish identity using two strands of globalization theory: regressive nationalism and glocalization. It is submitted that Irish society in multicultural, globalized ...
  • Keary, Brian (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2009-11)
    Over the last few decades and with increasing rapidity the elite of the developed world, largely western, male and white have been forced into the realisation that society as it is presently constituted is not viable.This ...

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