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Cultural Rules for Irish

What are the prescriptive norms, rules, roles, and networks of an Irish culture?

What are the opportunities/obstacles of being a member of both the dominant culture and an ethnic culture?

Issues related to gender, race, and economic class.

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Please allow some of these ideas to help within this complex topic. Since I am Irish-American and have lived and traveled there, much of my brainstorming ideas derive from those experiences. Once you write your own ides, please send to us for editing and feedback:

What are the prescriptive norms, rules, roles, and networks of an Irish culture?

Family norms prevail. Loyalty to family and kinship characterizes the Irish-American family. Pride is a common trait in one's family and also heritage. Hard work also denotes this group as a whole.

As you look at other norms, please highlight that religion is a prevalent part. You might look at the love and loyalty as well as division with the Catholics or Protestants.

Please also mention that storytelling and other verbal, oral traditions depict this group.

Please note that music is a critical part of the culture. A strong literary tradition also seems to underlie this culture from the love for poetry and reading to the appreciation for live music, dance, and theater. A strong love for sports also dominates in the form of soccer (football), cricket, and rugby.

Again, you might add the definite importance of Catholicism and its connection with ...

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Rules of an Irish American culture are briefly overviewed.

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