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Dr. Martin Power

Research Interests

My current research interests include

  • Inequality & Social Exclusion
  • Neoliberalism and the retraction of the Welfare State.
  • The Social Aspect of Regeneration
  • Gentrification
  • Popular Music and Popular Culture

  • Social Protest
  • Media & Migration

Current Research Projects

    • Songs of Social Protest (With Dr Aileen Dillane, Prof. Eoin Devereux & & Dr Amanda Haynes)

    • 'Examining the impact of Irish print & broadcast media coverage on the regeneration of Limerick City's Southside' (With Dr. Eoin Devereux & Dr Amanda Haynes).
    • Representations of the Irish Water Protests (With Dr Amanda Haynes & Prof. Eoin Devereux)

    Teaching Interests

    Spring 2019

    I am currently teaching 'Sociology of Regeneration: Theory, Policy and Practice (SO6012),
    I am module convenor of Critical Perspectives on Youth, Community and Urban Regeneration (SO6022)

    I teach / have taught on the following undergraduate & Postgraduate modules at UL.
    • Sociology of Youth and Community
    • Sociology of the Welfare State
    • Women, Welfare & the State
    • Issues in Contemporary Irish Society
    • Introduction to Sociology I & II
    • Investigating Social Reality
    • Qualitative Research Methods
    • Sociological Theory
    • Socio-economic Change: Dependancy & Development
    • Sociology of Organisations


    I have taught on the 'Sociological Perspectives on Irish Society' Summer School at UL from 2006 - Present.

    Professional Activities

    Association

    • 2017 Series Editor, Rowman and Littlefield International's Popular Musics Matter: Social, Political and Cultural Interventions Book Series
    • 2016 Board Member, The Football Collective
    • 2005 Ordinary Member, Sociological Association of Ireland
    • Founding (and Current) Director, Power, Discourse and Society Research Cluster
    • Founding (and Current) Director, Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster
    • Series Editor, Rowman and Littlefield International's 'Discourse, Power and Society' Book Series

    Education

    • 2008 University of Limerick - Doctor of Philosophy
    • 2005 University of Limerick - Master of Arts
    • 2003 University of Limerick - Bachelor of Arts

    Publications

    Book Chapter

    2018

    Discursive constructions of the anti-water charges protest movement in Ireland
    Power M.;Devereux E.;Haynes A.
    Media Representations of Anti-Austerity Protests in the EU: Grievances, Identities and Agency DOI: 10.4324/9781315542904

    2018

    Against the Grain: Counter-Hegemonic Representations of Pre and Post 'Celtic-Tiger' Ireland in the 'Protest' Songs of Damien Dempsey
    Dillane, A., Power, M., Devereux, E. and Haynes, A.
    Songs of Social Protest: International Perspectives

    2018

    Get Up, Stand Up, Sing Out: The Contemporary Relevance of Protest Song
    Dillane, A., Power, M., Devereux, E. and Haynes, A.
    Songs of Social Protest: International Perspectives

    2018

    This is the way, Step inside: Understanding Joy Division
    Power, M, Dillane A, Devereux E
    Heart and Soul: Critical Essay on Joy Division

    2018

    'Aesthetics of resistance'. Billy Bragg, Ideology, and the Longevity of Song as Social Protest.
    Power, M.
    Songs of Social Protest: International Perspectives

    2017

    "Shame Makes The World Go Around": Performed and Embodied (Gendered) Class Disgust in Morrissey's 'The Slum Mums'
    Dillane, A., Power, M., Devereux, E
    Music As Multimodal Discourse: Semiotics, Power and Protest

    2017

    Preface to the paperback edition (2017): Something happened on the day he died
    Devereux, E.; Dillane, A.; Power, M.
    David Bowie: Critical Perspectives

    2016

    Print Media Framings of Those Blonde Roma Children
    Marron, A., Joyce, A., Carr,J., Devereux, E., Breen, M., Power, M. and Haynes, A.
    Public and Political Discourses of Migration: International Perspectives

    2016

    Explaining EU Migrant Workers: Irish Political Interventions
    Power, M., Haynes, A., and Devereux, E.
    Public and Political Discources of Migration: International Perspectives

    2016

    Opportunities for Resistance Through Discourse
    Haynes, A., Devereux, E., Carr, J., Power, M. and Dillane, A.
    Public and Political Discourses of Migration: International Perspectives

    2016

    ‘In the Frame? Discourses of Migration: An Introduction to the Volume'
    Dillane, A., Power, M., Haynes, A., Devereux, E, and Carr, J.
    Public and Political Discources of Migration: International Perspectives

    2015

    Preface: Where are we now? Contemporary scholarship on David Bowie
    Power M.;Devereux E.;Dillane A.
    David Bowie: Critical Perspectives

    2015

    Culminating sounds and (En)visions: Ashes to ashes and the case for pierrot
    Dillane A.;Devereux E.;Power M.
    David Bowie: Critical Perspectives

    2013

    Media representations, stigma, and neighbourhood identity
    Haynes A.;Devereux E.;Power M.
    Social Housing, Disadvantage and Neighbourhood Liveability: Ten Years of Change in Social Housing Neighbourhoods DOI: 10.4324/9780203440858

    2013

    'Neoliberal Capitalism and Education in Ireland'
    Power, M., O' Flynn, M., Courtois, A., and Kennedy, M.
    Immiseration Capitalism and Education: Activist Resistance to Neoliberal and Neoconservative Degradation

    2013

    'Resistance in Ireland'
    O' Flynn, M., Power, M., McCabe, C and Silke, H.
    Immiseration Capitalism and Education: Activist Resistance to Neoliberal and Neoconservative Degradation

    2012

    Class Invisibility and Stigmatisation: Irish Media Coverage of a Public Housing Project in Limerick
    Power, M; Haynes, A; Devereux, E
    Social Inequality & The Politics of Representation: A Global Landscape

    2011

    Bridging Marxism: Academia and the Irish Left
    O' Flynn, M., Clarke, O., Hayes, P. and Power M.
    Marxist Perspectives on Irish Society

    2011

    Behind the headlines: Media coverage of social exclusion in Limerick City - The case of Moyross
    Devereux E.;Haynes A.;Power M.
    Understanding Limerick: Social Exclusion and Change

    2011

    But don't forget the songs that made you cry and the songs that saved your life
    Devereux E.;Dillane A.;Power M.
    Morrissey Fandom, Representations and Identities

    Conference Contribution

    2017

    Football, Politics and Popular Culture Conference
    Power, M., Carr, J. and Millar, S.

    2016

    The Football Collective Conference
    Carr, J. Power, M. Haynes, A. Garland, J. Schweppe, J.

    2016

    Football, Education and Prejudice
    Carr, J. Power, M. Haynes, A. Garland, J. Schweppe, J.

    2016
    2015

    Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference 2015
    Carr, J. Power, M. Haynes, A. Garland, J., Schweppe, J.

    2015

    Atrocity Exhibition: A Symposium on Joy Division
    Dillane, A, Power, M, Devereux, E

    2015

    Songs of Social Protest
    Dillane, A, Power, M, Devereux, E and Haynes, A

    2014

    Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference
    Haynes, A., Power, M. & Devereux, E.

    2014

    In the Frame? Public and Political Discources of Migration
    Haynes, A., Power, M. & Devereux, E.

    2014

    In the Frame: Public and Political Discources of Migration
    Carr, J., Marron, A., Joyce, A. Devereux, E., Power, M., Haynes, A. & Breen, M.

    2014

    In the Frame? Public and Political Discourses of Migration
    Power, M., Haynes, A., Devereux, E., Dillane, A. & Carr, J.

    2014

    WILDE DAYS IN PARIS
    Devereux, E., Dillane, A. & Power, M.

    2014

    Urban Soundscapes and Critical Citizenship
    Dillane, A., Power, M. Fernstrom,M., Langois, T. & Ni Bhrian, O.

    2013

    Riot Grrrl: Women and Rock Music
    Devereux, E., Power, M. & Dillane, A.

    2013
    2013

    Constructing Minority Identities
    Power, M., Haynes, A. & Devereux, E.

    2013

    Sociological Association of Ireland's 40th Annual Conference
    Power, M., Haynes, A. and Devereux, E.

    2012

    Crisis, Austerity, and Resistance
    Power, M., O' Flynn, M., Monaghan, L. & Devereux, E.

    2012

    Strange Fascination? A Symposium on David Bowie
    Devereux, E., Power, M. & Dillane, A.

    2011
    2011

    CRESC Annual Conference, 'Framing the City'
    Power, M., Neville, P. Devereux, E., Haynes, A. and Barnes, C.

    2011

    CRESC Annual Conference, 'Framing the City'
    Devereux, E. Power, M. & Haynes, A.

    2011

    Stigmatising Neighbourhoods Symposium
    Power, M. Haynes, A. & Devereux, E.

    2011

    School of Political Science and Sociology Seminar
    Devereux, E., Power, M. and Haynes A.

    2011

    Department of Sociology Seminar Series
    Haynes, A., Power, M. and Devereux, E.

    2011

    Stigmatising Neighbourhoods Symposium
    M. Power, E. Devereux, A. Haynes, B. Conway, A. Hastings, M. Permentier, V. Browne

    2010
    2010

    Marxist Perspectives on Irish Society
    Power, M., O' Flynn, M., Clarke, O., Hayes, P. Ryan, S.

    2010

    International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy
    Neville, P; Power, M; Barnes, C; Haynes, A.

    2010

    Sociological Association of Ireland's 37th Annual Conference
    Neville, P. Barnes, C., Power, M., Haynes, A. & Fitzpatrick, P.

    2010
    2009

    FAHSS Teaching Day
    Power, M.

    2009
    2009

    Limerick Regeneration Research Forum
    Devereux, E., Haynes, A. & Power, M.

    2009

    Conference Publication

    2014

    BSA Digital Sociology Group's workshop
    Monaghan, L.F., O'Flynn, M. and Power, M.J.

    2010

    International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy, NUI Maynooth
    Neville, P., Power, M., Barnes, C. and Haynes, A.

    Edited Book

    Other Publication

    Peer Reviewed Journal

    2018
    2017

    Introduction: Songs and Singers of Social Protest
    Power, M. and Dillane A.
    MUSICultures

    2017
    2016

    "I sing out to the youth of the slums": Morrissey and Class Disgust
    Power, MJ,Dillane, A,Devereux, E
    Popular Music And Society DOI: 10.1080/03007766.2015.1072871

    2015

    Urban soundscapes and Critical Citizenship: Explorations in activating a 'sonic turn' in Urban Cultural Studies
    Dillane, A., Langlois, T., Power, M. P. & Ní Bhriain, O.
    Journal of Urban Cultural Studies DOI: 10.1386/jucs.2.1-2.89_1

    2015

    'Urban Soundscapes : Special Edition
    Dillane, A., Langlois, T., Power, M. P. & Ní Bhriain, O., (eds).
    Journal of Urban Cultural Studies

    2014

    The Social Value of Community-Based Adult Education in Limerick City
    Neville, P., O' Dwyer, M. and Power, M.
    The Adult Learner: The Irish Journal Of Adult And Community Education

    2014

    I Can Have Both: A Queer Reading of Morrissey
    Dillane, A., Power, M.J. & Devereux, E.
    European journal of Popular Culture DOI: 10.1386/jepc.5.2.149_1

    2012
    2012

    Internalising discourses of parental blame: Voices from the field
    Barnes, C. and Power, MJ
    Studies in the Maternal

    2011

    At the edge: Media constructions of a stigmatised Irish housing estate
    Devereux E; Haynes A; Power MJ
    Journal Of Housing And The Built Environment DOI: 10.1007/s10901-011-9210-4

    2010

    The Smokescreen of Meritocracy": Elite Education in Ireland and the Reproduction of Class Privilege
    Kennedy, M. and Power, M.
    Journal for Critical Educational Policy Studies

    Published Report

    2012

    Assessing the social value of community based Adult education
    Power, M., Neville, P. and O' Dwyer, M.

    2011

    Feeling Safe in Our Community
    Power, M. and Barnes, C.

    2010

    How Irish Politicians Construct Transnational EU Migrants
    Haynes, A. Power, M. and Devereux, E.