Irish culture is not a novelty hat
Some years ago, my ethics professor put the question to the class, "What does it mean to be Irish?" I was bewildered. I'd never really left the country, or interacted with foreign or international communities in such a way that provoked me to reflect on my culture in a deliberate, conscious way.
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New article - Irish culture is not a novelty hat
Hello friends, I gathered enough courage to write a little about what it's like to be an Irish videogame critic, or even what it's like to be an Irish person who has grown up in constant exposure to non-domestic media. Consider it a late Saint Patrick's Day gift. There's a lot to be said about it, so for the sake of not boring you to tears I've largely focused on how Ireland and Irish people are represented in the media, extending into games culture, and how Irish-American identities have come to supplant and erase Irish identities. There's also a goat on parade.