Dr. Colin Coulter
1. Professional Career
1989-1991 Tutor, Department of Economics, Queen’s University, Belfast
1991-1994 Tutor, Department of Sociology, Queen’s University, Belfast
1995-1996 Junior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, St Patrick’s College,Maynooth
1996-2004 Lecturer, Department of Sociology, National University of Ireland,Maynooth
2004- Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, National University of Ireland,Maynooth
2. Research Interests
Development Studies, Political Economy, Northern Irish Politics and Society, Marxism, Ethnicity and Nationalism, Popular Music.
SO201 Classical Social Theory
SO214 Northern Irish Society
SO220 Popular Music
SO303 Special Topic Research Project
SO311 Sociology of Development
SO601 Societies in Transition: Debating Big Ideas
SO628 Marxism and Culture
NIR602 Ireland: Economy and Society
Why Pamper Life’s Complexities? Essays on The Smiths, Manchester University Press, 2010, edited with Sean Campbell, pp. 262.
Northern Ireland After the Troubles: A Society in Transition, Manchester University Press, 2008, edited with Michael Murray, pp. 282.
The End of Irish History? Critical Reflections on the Celtic Tiger, Manchester University Press, 2003, edited with Steve Coleman, pp. 212.
Contemporary Northern Irish Society: An Introduction, London: Pluto Press, 1999, pp. 286.
‘Northern Irish Society’, Sociology Module VI, Dublin: National Distance Education Centre, 1997.
Articles in Refereed Journals
‘The New World Order of Things’, Capital & Class 80, 2003, pp. 5-14.
‘The Origins of the Northern Ireland Conservatives’, Irish Political Studies, Volume 16 2001, pp. 29-48.
‘Unionists After Unionism’, Peace Review, Volume 13 (1), 2001, pp 75-80.
'The Absence of Class Politics in Northern Ireland', Capital & Class 69, 1999, pp. 77-100.
'Class, Ethnicity and Political Identity in Northern Ireland', The Irish Journal of Sociology Volume 4, 1995, pp. 1-26.
'The Character of Unionism', Irish Political Studies, Volume 9, 1994, pp 1-24.
Chapters in Edited Collections
‘A Double Bed and a Stalwart Lover for Sure: The Smiths, the Death of Pop and the Not so Hidden Injuries of Class’ in Why Pamper Life’s Complexities? Essays on The Smiths, Manchester University Press, edited by Sean Campbell & Colin Coulter, 2010, pp. 156-178.
‘Introduction’ (co-authored with Sean Campbell), in Why Pamper Life’s Complexities? Essays on The Smiths, Manchester University Press, edited by Sean Campbell & Colin Coulter, 2010, pp. 1-21.
‘Introduction’, (co-authored with Michael Murray), in Northern Ireland After the Troubles: A Society in Transition, Manchester University Press, edited by Colin Coulter & Michael Murray, 2008, pp. 1-26.
‘The Peace Process in Northern Ireland’, (co-authored with Pete Shirlow) in S.O’Sullivan (ed) Contemporary Ireland: A Sociological Map, University College Dublin Press, 2007, pp. 173-192.
‘Enduring Problems: The Belfast Agreement and a Disagreed Belfast’, (co-authored with Pete Shirlow), in M.Elliott (ed) The Long Road to Peace in Northern Ireland, Liverpool University Press, 2007, pp. 207-220.
‘The end of Irish history? An introduction to the book’, in C.Coulter & S.Coleman (eds), The End of Irish History? Critical Reflections on the Celtic Tiger, Manchester University Press, 2003, pp. 1-33.
‘Northern Ireland’ section of Encyclopaedia Brittanica, 2002, pp. 24.
"'A Miserable Failure of a State...': Unionist Intellectuals and the Irish Republic' in R.Ryan (ed) Writing in the Republic: Literature, Culture and Politics in the Republic of Ireland, 1949-99, London: MacMillan, 2000, pp. 204-225.
‘The Orange Order of Things’ in E.Slater & M.Peillon (eds) Memories of the Present: A Sociological Chronicle of Ireland 1997-98, Dublin: Institute of Public Administration, 2000, pp. 36-48.
'The Culture of Contentment: The Political Beliefs and Practice of the Unionist Middle Classes' in P.Shirlow & M.McGovern (ed) Who are 'the People'? Unionism, Protestantism and Loyalism in Northern Ireland, Pluto Press, 1997, pp. 114-139.
'Direct Rule and the Unionist Middle Classes', chapter in R.English and G.Walker (eds) Unionism in Modern Ireland Gill & MacMillan 1996, pp. 169-191.
Reviews and Reports
Review of ‘Belfast: Segregation, Violence and the City’ By Brendan Murtagh and Peter Shirlow, Irish Journal of Sociology 17 (2), 2009, pp. 117-119.
Review of ‘Nationalism and Multiculturalism: Irish Identity, Citizenship and the Peace Process’ by Andrew Finlay (ed), Irish Journal of Anthropology, 10, 1, pp. 56-58 (2007).
Review of ‘Plural Identities, Singular Narratives: The Case of Northern Ireland’ by Mairéad Nic Craith and ‘The Troubles in Ballybogoin: Memory and Identity in Northern Ireland’ by William Kelleher Jr, Irish Journal of Anthropology, 9, 1, pp 45-47 (2006).
Review of ‘Shades of Orange and Green: Redefining the Union and the Nation in Contemporary Ireland’ by John Coakley (ed), Irish Studies Review, 13 1, 2005, pp102-105.
‘The Irish Republic, the United States and the Iraq War: A Critical Appraisal’, co-authored with Kieran Allen, 2003, pp. 48.
Review of ‘Popular Music and Youth Culture’ by Andy Bennett, Popular Music, 21/1, 2002, pp.141-143.
Reviews of ‘Unionist Politics and the Politics of Unionism Since the Anglo-Irish Agreement’ by Feargal Cochrane and ‘From Civil Rights to Armalites’ by Niall O Dochartaigh, Bullán, Autumn 2000.
Review of 'Further Afield: Journeys From a Protestant Past' by Marilyn Hyndman, The Irish Journal of Sociology Volume 8, 1998.
'A Reading Lesson For Ulster Unionists' Times Change Autumn 1997.
'Optimism and Myopia' Times Change Spring/Summer 1996.
'Review of "The Edge of the Union" by Steve Bruce', The Irish Journal of Sociology Volume 4 1995.
'Not Many Direct Hits', Fortnight October 1991.
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