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The Popularity of Irish Theme Pubs in Contemporary Australia: A Legacy of Irish Migration

O'Mahony, Barry G (2009) The Popularity of Irish Theme Pubs in Contemporary Australia: A Legacy of Irish Migration. Tourism, Culture & Communication, 9 (1-2). pp. 115-123. ISSN 1098-304X

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Abstract

With increasing flows of economic, social, and cultural migration an understanding of the contribution of migrants to host societies is central to social stability. This study uses a series of qualitative research techniques to uncover a connection between the popularity of contemporary Irish theme pubs in Melbourne and early Irish migration to Australia. The history of Irish migrants within the hospitality industry in Melbourne and Victoria during the mid- to late 1800s is reported upon and the study concludes that the recent popularity of Irish theme pubs within the Australian community is supported by a cultural resonance based on familiar themes and deeply ingrained notions of Irishness and the Irish Australian colonial experience.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID17537, migration, Irish, Irish theme pubs, Australia
Subjects: SEO Classification > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
FOR Classification > 2002 Cultural Studies
FOR Classification > 1505 Marketing
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Hospitality Tourism and Marketing
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2012 03:37
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 06:17
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4500
DOI: 10.3727/109830409787556701
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