Cork Book Launch of “Locked out”

Cork Book Launch of ‘Locked Out: A Century of Irish Working-Class Life’ by David Convery – 8pm Wednesday, September 25th, 2013  at Solidarity Books, 43 Douglas St., Cork

On Wednesday, September 25th at 8pm, Solidarity Books will be proud to host the Cork book launch of ‘Locked Out: A Century of Irish Working-Class Life’ by David Convery

” It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the Cork launch of my new edited book ‘Locked Out: A Century of Irish Working-Class Life’, published by Irish Academic Press, in Solidarity Books, Douglas Street, on Wed 25 September at 8 pm.

 The study of an independent working class has been neglected in favour of an all-embracing focus on nationalism in politics, culture and wider society. That class, rather than ethnicity, religion, or the idea of national identity could have a role to play in politics and cultural production is an alien one to mainstream Irish debate. The working class has been locked out of history.

 ‘Locked Out: A Century of Irish Working-Class Life’ offers a different perspective. Written by a new generation of scholars, it aims to commemorate the centenary of the 1913 Dublin Lockout and to advance Irish labour history in new and innovative ways. Locked Out grapples with subjects as varied as working-class literature, music, sport, factory life, gang-culture, poverty, emigration and institutional abuse. 

 In doing so, it illustrates the richness and complexity of Irish working-class identity, history and culture over the past century and its centrality to an understanding of contemporary Irish history and society.

 All are welcome to attend!” – David Convery

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Admission is free and all are welcome. Copies of the book will be on sale at the launch.

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Contact for comments/further information –


David Convery 00447818655167

Eugene Walsh 0868611668


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