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Liverpool SectarianismThe Rise and Demise$
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Keith Daniel Roberts

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781786940100

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781786940100.001.0001

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The Emergence of a Common Identity: The Integration of the Irish and the Harmony of ‘Merseybeat’

The Emergence of a Common Identity: The Integration of the Irish and the Harmony of ‘Merseybeat’

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(p.220) 8 The Emergence of a Common Identity: The Integration of the Irish and the Harmony of ‘Merseybeat’
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Liverpool Sectarianism
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Keith Daniel Roberts

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781786940100.003.0009

Chapter eight highlights how Irish Catholics, once culturally marooned in the city, came to influence Liverpool culture itself. It will show how the city’s speech patterns, attitudes, and dominant characteristics were all influenced by the swathes of Irish Immigrants to the city. It will also portray how the two once dominant identities in the city: Irish Catholic and Lancastrian Protestant, merged into one as the twentieth century progressed. The chapter then outlines how modern culture, such as television, poetry, music, and, in particular, the Merseybeat helped to make the city distinct. Finally it demonstrates how and why ‘Scouse’ became a defence mechanism as well as an identity.

Keywords:   Accent, Dialect, Gaelic, Irish, Identity, Scouse, Music, Merseybeat, Culture, Commonality

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