S-Space Graduate School of International Studies (국제대학원) Dept. of International Studies (국제학과) 국제지역연구 국제지역연구 vol.03 (1994)
아일랜드에서의 일상적 사교활동과 사회집단 분화 - 인류학적 사례연구
Everyday Social Mixing and Social Group Differentiation in Ireland: An Anthropological Case Study
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- 서울대학교 지역종합연구소
- 지역연구, Vol.03 No.4, pp. 169-200
- This is an anthropological case study of the way social group differentiation manifests itself in everyday social mixing in Nenagh, Republic of Ireland. The dominant discourse in Nenagh area claims that social mixing is nowadays conducted simply according to personal tastes and choices and that there no longer exists social segregation by such structural variables as social class or religion, as was the case in the olden days. Such a view, however, corresponds with the empirical reality only in a limited sense, and there exists a statistically significant degree of social segregation by social class and/or religion, as this study shows in reference to patterns of participation in various sporting clubs and social drinking in pubs and private homes. The main mechanism involved in the reproduction of social group differentiation in everyday social mixing behaviour despite the disappearance of the institutionalized means of social segregation is, it is argued, the formation of different tastes for different life-styles between different social classes or between Catholics ann Protestants.