Irish Costume and the Construction of Anglo-Irish Identity


  • Alicia Edwards


This project relies on select theories of identity formation (e.g., Benedict Anderson’s “imagined communities”; Judith Butler’s “gender performativity”) in order to better understand how “Celticness” is [re]produced in numerous cultural artifacts. This interdisciplinary project examines fashion, mediaeval bridal costume, Celtic knots, and representations of the shamrock in the Anglo-Irish culture in order to understand how specific images become complex signs of Celtic Identity, from the Celtic Revival Period to the present. Gaps in scholarship are suggested.


How to Cite

Edwards, A. (2017). Irish Costume and the Construction of Anglo-Irish Identity. Revue YOUR Review (York Online Undergraduate Research), 3, 128. Retrieved from



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