Turner Travel Guides are the most up-to-date, reliable and complete city guides available. Travelers will find everything they need for an unforgettable visit, presented in a convenient and easy-to-use format. Each guide includes quick information on planning a visit, navigating the city, experiencing the local culture, exploring the beauty of the city and more! Belfast is Northern Ireland’s capital. It was the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, which famously struck an iceberg and sunk in 1912. This legacy is recalled in the renovated dockyards' Titanic Quarter, which includes the Titanic Belfast, an aluminium-clad museum reminiscent of a ship’s hull, as well as shipbuilder Harland & Wolff’s Drawing Offices and the Titanic Slipways, which now host open-air concerts. Belfast is the second-most-populous settlement on the island of Ireland by population You'll never run out of things to do in Belfast. With the Ulster Museum, Cave Hill, Titanic Belfast and the MAC to see, you'll need eyes as big as your belly!
The Rough Guides Snapshot Ireland: Belfast is the ultimate travel guide to Northern Ireland's resurgent capital. It leads you through the city with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the Cathedral Quarter and Titanic Belfast to Cave Hill and the murals of West Belfast. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, pubs and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from The Rough Guide to Ireland, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around both the Republic and the North, including transport, food and drink, costs, health, sport, festivals and events. Also published as part of The Rough Guide to Ireland. The Rough Guides Snapshot Ireland: Belfast is equivalent to 52 printed pages.
Polish Migrants in Belfast: Border Crossing and Identity Construction proposes an understanding of identity as a multidimensional and multilayered entity whose various layers are in a dialogue. The book investigates the processual nature of one’s sense of belonging formed as a result of a dialectics between people’s efforts to preserve the boundaries of their culture of origin and the urge to transgress them, detectable in everyday life, religious holidays, and ethnic festivals. The book examines also the role of religion as an important factor shaping ethnic identities of Poles and explores how the “Polish” self-ascription remains a powerful building block of migrants’ identities. The work is based on a rigorous and original ethnographic study of the Polish community in Belfast, Northern Ireland and a review of the existing literature on the topic. Both East Europe specialists and casual readers who are interested in study of migration, identity and religion will find this book invaluable. Whilst it is ethnographic in nature, it also synthesizes the existing literature on the identities and cultures in postmodern world, pointing out to different angles from which these issues have been discussed in anthropological theory.
Belfast is an exciting place: forget its troubled past; this is a city keen to welcome visitors and fulfil its potential as a vibrant European city. The city centre is a mixture of grandiose architecture, chic shops, bustling markets and stylish restaurants catering for a cosmopolitan capital city. The handy pocket-sized Great Breaks Belfast is packed full of ideas on what to do and see here, including the Titanic Quarter, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, and the astonishing Giant's Causeway. Ten walks explore the city itself, then there are three excursions into Northern Ireland's beautiful countryside and coastline. We focus on Belfast's unique cultural heritage, as reflected in its Mural Arts, the Titanic legacy and its historic pubs (we recommend the best). Each route has its own detailed map for easy orientation, and vivid photography on every page captures the essence of this fascinating city. We include plenty of practical information to plan your trip and select accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets.
Twenty-five year-old east Belfast man Stevie meets forty-nine year-old Glaswegian widow Martha while recovering from a painful breakup with his ex-girlfriend. Stevie and Martha are immediately attracted to each other. Although their relationship is based entirely upon sexual attraction, they find themselves falling in love. This challenges the expectations of Stevie's conservative Christian mother and his ultra-Unionist, Ulster-Scots-speaking sister who work hard to break the pair up. Stevie and Martha must decide if their relationship has a real future and if they can both overcome the pain of their heartbroken pasts. While primarily a hilarious comedy, Can't Forget About You touches on deeper themes such as grief, loss, sexual mores, cultural identity, sectarianism, generation, and the question of how Northern Ireland moves on from the politics of the past and faces the future.
"The different ways in which a language may be pronounced is not only a constant source of fascination for speakers and learners, but also a powerful symbol of regional identity. Using recordings of spontaneous speech by working-class speakers from an urban, industrial environment in northern France, Tim Pooley traces the development of the urban vernacular of the Lille area - often referred to as Chtimi - from a traditional patois to a variety of Regional French against the background of the social changes that have occurred in the speakers' lifetimes." "The result is, firstly, a study in sociolinguistic variation (both from the structural and sociolinguistic viewpoints); secondly, an analysis of language shift in a context where the obsolescent language is closely related to the dominant variety; and thirdly, a detailed analysis of the key features of the phonology and grammar of northern Regional French." "It is also one of the first studies concerned with France to show how network factors may influence speakers' use of French."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Roy Johnston and Declan Plummer provide a refreshing portrait of Belfast in the nineteenth century. Before his death Roy Johnston, had written a full draft, based on an impressive array of contemporary sources, with deep and detailed attention especially to contemporary newspapers. With the deft and sensitive contribution of Declan Plummer the finished book offers a telling view of Belfast?s thriving musical life. Largely without the participation and example of local aristocracy, nobility and gentry, Belfast?s musical society was formed largely by the townspeople themselves in the eighteenth century and by several instrumental and choral societies in the nineteenth century. As the town grew in size and developed an industrial character, its townspeople identified increasingly with the large industrial towns and cities of the British mainland. Efforts to place themselves on the principal touring circuit of the great nineteenth-century concert artists led them to build a concert hall not in emulation of Dublin but of the British industrial towns. Belfast audiences had experienced English opera in the eighteenth century, and in due course in the nineteenth century they found themselves receiving the touring opera companies, in theatres newly built to accommodate them. Through an energetic groundwork revision of contemporary sources, Johnston and Plummer reveal a picture of sustained vitality and development that justifies Belfast?s prominent place the history of nineteenth-century musical culture in Ireland and more broadly in the British Isles.
Using the example of Belfast, this book identifies strategies that can help local agencies and actors better meet the challenges they face, including that of involving the private sector more effectively in urban regeneration.
Utilizing a critical sociological perspective, this book examines how overlapping class, gender, and spatial inequalities within and across Unionist and Nationalist communities shape processes of identity formation and party politics in Northern Ireland and implications of such processes on community-based peacebuilding and conflict transformation.