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)


    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, Centre for the Study of Popular Music and Popular Culture
    • 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

    Books

    An Introduction to Irish Society: Transitions and Change

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Carmel Hannan
    2012
    Harlow
    Pearson Custom Publishing
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    Book Chapters

    ‘In the Frame? Discourses of Migration: An Introduction to the Volume'

    Dr. James Carr
    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2016
    London
    Rowman and Littlefield International
    Read more

    Introduction: Football and Popular Culture

    Dr. Martin Power
    2021
    Abingdon
    Routledge
    Read more

    The "Teenage Dad" and "Slum Mums" are just "certain people i know": Counter hegemonic representations of the working/underclass in the works of Morrissey

    Dr. Martin Power
    2011
    Bristol
    Intellect
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    "Shame Makes The World Go Around": Performed and Embodied (Gendered) Class Disgust in Morrissey's 'The Slum Mums'

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2017
    London
    Bloomsbury Academic
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    Hard Hats and Hoodies: The Songs of Two Working-Class British Protest Singers

    Dr. Martin Power
    2020
    NEW YORK
    BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC
    Read more

    This is the way, Step inside: Understanding Joy Division

    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2018
    London
    Rowman and Littlefield International
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    Explaining EU Migrant Workers: Irish Political Interventions

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2016
    London
    Rowman andf Littlefield International
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    Media representations, stigma, and neighbourhood identity

    Dr. Martin Power
    2013
    London
    Routledge
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    'Aesthetics of resistance'. Billy Bragg, Ideology, and the Longevity of Song as Social Protest.

    Dr. Martin Power
    2018
    London
    Rowman And Littlefield International
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    Preface to the paperback edition (2017): Something happened on the day he died

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2017
    New York
    Routledge
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    But don't forget the songs that made you cry and the songs that saved your life

    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2011
    Bristol
    Intellect
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    'Resistance in Ireland'

    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Henry Silke
    2013
    Brighton
    Institute for Education Policy Studies
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    Class Invisibility and Stigmatisation: Irish Media Coverage of a Public Housing Project in Limerick

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2012
    Thousand Oaks, California
    Sage
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    Culminating sounds and (En)visions: Ashes to ashes and the case for pierrot

    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2015
    New York
    Routledge
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    'Neoliberal Capitalism and Education in Ireland'

    Dr. Martin Power
    2013
    Brighton
    Institute for Education Policy Studies
    Read more

    Against the Grain: Counter-Hegemonic Representations of Pre and Post 'Celtic-Tiger' Ireland in the 'Protest' Songs of Damien Dempsey

    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2018
    London
    Rowman and Littlefield International
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    Preface: Where are we now? Contemporary scholarship on David Bowie

    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2015
    New York
    Routledge
    Read more

    Bridging Marxism: Academia and the Irish Left

    Dr. Martin Power
    2011
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    CSP
    Read more

    Opportunities for Resistance Through Discourse

    Dr. James Carr
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2016
    London
    Rowman and Littlefield International
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    Get Up, Stand Up, Sing Out: The Contemporary Relevance of Protest Song

    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2018
    London
    Rowman and Littlefield International
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    Discursive constructions of the anti-water charges protest movement in Ireland

    Dr. Martin Power
    2018
    London
    Routledge
    Read more

    Print Media Framings of Those Blonde Roma Children

    Dr. James Carr
    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2016
    London
    Rowman and Littlefield International
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    Introduction: Understanding the connection between football, identity and (P)politics

    Dr. Martin Power
    2021
    Abingdon
    Routledge
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    Behind the headlines: Media coverage of social exclusion in Limerick City - The case of Moyross

    Dr. Martin Power
    2011
    Cork
    Cork University Press
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    Edited Books

    Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities

    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2011
    Bristol
    Intellect
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    David Bowie: Critical perspectives

    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2015
    New York
    Routledge
    Read more

    Heart and Soul: Critical Essays on Joy Division

    Dr. Martin Power
    2018
    London
    Rowman And Littlefield International
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    Songs of Social Protest: International Perspectives

    Dr. Martin Power
    2018
    London
    Rowman & Littlefield International
    Read more

    David Bowie: Critical Perspectives

    Dr. Martin Power
    2017
    New Yourk
    Routledge
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    Public and Political Discourses of Migration

    Dr. Martin Power
    2016
    London
    Rowman and Littlefield International
    Read more

    Football and Popular Culture: Singing Out from the Stands

    Dr. Martin Power
    2021
    Abingdon
    Routledge
    Read more

    Marxist Perspectives on Irish Society

    Dr. Martin Power
    2011
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    CSP
    Read more

    Football, Politics and Identity

    Dr. Martin Power
    2021
    Abingdon
    Routledge
    Read more

    Peer Reviewed Journals

    'Why bother seeing the world for real?': Google Street View and the representation of a stigmatised neighbourhood

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Martin Power
    2013
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    Internalising discourses of parental blame: Voices from the field

    Dr. Martin Power
    2012
    London
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    'You can only get a degree!' Theoretically situating the alterations to the back to education allowance welfare to education programme of 2003/04

    Dr. Martin Power
    2010
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    Saying Hello to the Lunatic Men: A Critical Reading of 'Love is Lost'

    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2018
    ABINGDON
    ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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    From the Mouths of Janus: Irish Politicians Constructions of Transnational EU Migrants in Ireland

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2012
    Ireland
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    Fake news? A critical analysis of the `Welfare Cheats, Cheat Us All¿ campaign in Ireland

    Dr. Martin Power
    2019
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    Songs and Singers of Social Protest. Special Edition Guest Editors

    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2017
    Canada
    Read more

    Inclusion through football: The case of Diverse City FC

    Dr. Martin Power
    2021
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    "I sing out to the youth of the slums": Morrissey and Class Disgust

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2016
    Read more

    REASONABLE PEOPLE VS. THE SINISTER FRINGE: Interrogating the framing of Ireland's water charge protestors through the media politics of dissent

    Dr. Martin Power
    2016
    London
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    Introduction: Songs and Singers of Social Protest

    Dr. Martin Power
    2017
    Canada
    Read more

    Urban soundscapes and Critical Citizenship: Explorations in activating a 'sonic turn' in Urban Cultural Studies

    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2015
    Bristol
    Intellect Journals
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    I Can Have Both: A Queer Reading of Morrissey

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2014
    Read more

    The Social Value of Community-Based Adult Education in Limerick City

    Dr. Martin Power
    2014
    Dublin
    Read more

    'You'll Never Kill Our Will To Be Free': Damien Dempsey's ‘Colony' as a Critique of Historical and Contemporary Colonialism

    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2017
    Canada
    Read more

    'Urban Soundscapes : Special Edition

    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2015
    Bristol
    Intellect Journals
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    Exploring the "Learning Careers" of Irish Undergraduate Sociology Students through the Establishment of an Undergraduate Sociology Student Journal

    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2012
    USA
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    The intersection of ethos and opportunity: An ethnography exploring the role of the ‘physical curriculum' in cultivating physical capital in the elite educated student

    Dr. Martin Power
    2020
    London
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    Locating culture, making soundscapes and activating critical social relations: A case study from Limerick SoundScapes

    Dr. Martin Power
    2017
    Lisbon
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    Why Not Education? The Necessity for Welfare to Education Programmes to Alleviate the Social Exclusion of Welfare Recipients in Ireland

    Dr. Martin Power
    2006
    UK
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    At the edge: Media constructions of a stigmatised Irish housing estate

    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2011
    Read more

    Indelible stain: territorial stigmatization and the limits of resistance

    Dr. Martin Power
    2021
    OXFORD
    OXFORD UNIV PRESS
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    Managing sport and leisure in the era of Covid-19

    Dr. Martin Power
    2022
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    'Crossing the Sahara without Water': Experiencing Class Inequality Through the Back To Education Allowance Welfare to Education Programme

    Dr. Martin Power
    2008
    UK
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    Tarring everyone with the same shorthand? Journalists, stigmatization and social exclusion

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Martin Power
    2012
    UK
    Read more

    Scapegoating During a Time of Crisis: A Critique of Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland

    Assoc. Prof. Lee Monaghan
    Dr. Martin Power
    2014
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    Understanding how decision-makers practice discretion in the context of the Habitual Residence Condition in the Republic of Ireland

    Dr. Martin Power
    2020
    London
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    Football and politics: the politics of football

    Dr. Martin Power
    2020
    Read more

    Outwitting the gatekeepers of the purse': The impact of Micro-Level Interactions in determining access to the Back To Education Allowance Welfare to Education Programme

    Dr. Martin Power
    2009
    USA
    International Journals
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    A push and a shove and the land is ours: Morrissey's counter-hegemonic stance(s) on social class

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2012
    Australia
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    Transcending the moment: Ideology and Billy Bragg

    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2019
    London
    Read more

    'Sicherheit': examining residents' perceptions of community safety in working-class residential areas undergoing regeneration in Limerick City, Ireland

    Dr. Martin Power
    2018
    DORDRECHT
    SPRINGER
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    More than a Club, More than a Game: The Case of Diverse City.

    Dr. Martin Power
    2020
    London
    Read more

    The Smokescreen of Meritocracy": Elite Education in Ireland and the Reproduction of Class Privilege

    Dr. Martin Power
    2010
    UK
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    Other Journals

    This author has not written any publications of this type yet.

    Conference Publications

    Pathways to Education - Access: Are We Making the Right Connections

    Dr. Martin Power
    2011
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    International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy, NUI Maynooth

    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2010
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    BSA Digital Sociology Group's workshop

    Assoc. Prof. Lee Monaghan
    Dr. Martin Power
    2014
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    Conference Contributions

    Riot Grrrl: Women and Rock Music

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2013
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    Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2014
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    Investigating current issues in Irish Journalism & the Department of Sociology Seminar Series

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2010
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    Stigmatising Neighbourhoods Symposium

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2011
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    Football, Politics and Popular Culture Conference

    Dr. Martin Power
    2017
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    Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference 2015

    Dr. Martin Power
    2015
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    Boom to Bust: Irish Social Policy In Challenging Times

    Dr. Martin Power
    2009
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    Sociological Association of Ireland's 39th Annual Conference

    Dr. Martin Power
    2012
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    Constructing Minority Identities

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2013
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    Sociological Association of Ireland's 40th Annual Conference

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2013
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    Sociological Association of Ireland's 37th Annual Conference

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2010
    Read more

    NDLR Fest 2012: 6th Annual Irish Showcase for Digital Learning Resources

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Martin Power
    2012
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    Inbhear: Publication and the dissemination of research in the Arts and Humanities Conference

    Dr. Martin Power
    2018
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    European Sociological Association Research Network 37 'Urban Sociology' Mid-Term Conference: Public spaces and private lives in the contemporary city

    Dr. Martin Power
    2014
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    Pathways To Eduation: Are We Making The Right Connections?

    Dr. Martin Power
    2010
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    International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy

    Dr. Martin Power
    2010
    Read more

    European Sociological Association Research Network 37 'Urban Sociology' Mid-Term Conference: Public spaces and private lives in the contemporary city

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2014
    Read more

    ‘Mad Dogs and Englishness': Popular Music and English Identities conference

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2013
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    Strange Fascination? A Symposium on David Bowie

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2012
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    Regulating Emotions: Contemporary Understandings and Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2012
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    The Sociological Association of Ireland 44th Annual Conference

    Dr. Martin Power
    2017
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    Urban Soundscapes and Critical Citizenship

    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2014
    Read more

    Sociological Association of Ireland's 37th Annual Conference

    Dr. Martin Power
    2010
    Read more

    European Sociological Association Research Network 37 'Urban Sociology' Mid-Term Conference: Public spaces and private lives in the contemporary city

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2014
    Read more

    EUPOP 2013 conference of European Popular Culture Association (EPCA)

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2013
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    School of Political Science and Sociology Seminar

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2011
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    Crisis, Austerity, and Resistance

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Martin Power
    2012
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    The Football Collective Conference

    Dr. Martin Power
    2016
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    The Irish Welfare State in and after crisis: resilience, resistance, retrenchment, reform.

    Dr. Martin Power
    2014
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    Sociological Association of Ireland's 38th Annual Conference

    Dr. Martin Power
    2011
    Read more

    In the Frame? Public and Political Discources of Migration

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2014
    Read more

    The Songs That Saved Your Life (Again): A Symposium on Morrissey'

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2009
    Read more

    Department of Sociology Seminar Series

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2011
    Read more

    Sociological Association of Ireland's 37th Annual Conference

    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2010
    Read more

    Football, Education and Prejudice

    Dr. Martin Power
    2016
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    Marxist Perspectives on Irish Society

    Dr. Martin Power
    2010
    Read more

    Stigmatising Neighbourhoods Symposium

    Dr. Martin Power
    2011
    Read more

    In the Frame: Public and Political Discources of Migration

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2014
    Read more

    Limerick Regeneration Research Forum

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2009
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    Sociological Association of Ireland's 38th Annual Conference

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2011
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    Stigma, Shame and the Irish Welfare Imaginary

    Dr. Martin Power
    2019
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    The Conference of Populism as Movement and Rhetoric 2016

    Dr. Martin Power
    2016
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    The Songs That Saved Your Life (Again): A Symposium on Morrissey

    Dr. Martin Power
    2009
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    Education & Professional Studies International Winter School

    Dr. Martin Power
    2012
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    Atrocity Exhibition: A Symposium on Joy Division

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2015
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    In the Frame? Public and Political Discourses of Migration

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2014
    Read more

    Sociological Association of Ireland's 36th Annual Conference

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2009
    Read more

    CRESC Annual Conference, 'Framing the City'

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2011
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    Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference 2019

    Dr. Martin Power
    2019
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    43rd Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland

    Dr. Martin Power
    2016
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    Sociological Association of Ireland's 36th Annual Conference

    Dr. Martin Power
    2009
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    Conversations in the Consortium Seminar Series 2012

    Dr. Martin Power
    2012
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    Songs of Social Protest

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2015
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    WILDE DAYS IN PARIS

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Martin Power
    Dr. Aileen Dillane
    2014
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    Exclusions: Representations, Practices and Policies Seminar

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2010
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    CRESC Annual Conference, 'Framing the City'

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2011
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    Sonic Waves: Music and Sound Beyond Borders

    Dr. Martin Power
    2019
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    43rd Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland

    Dr. Martin Power
    2016
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    FAHSS Teaching Day

    Dr. Martin Power
    2009
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    Cork Lifelong Learning Festival

    Dr. Martin Power
    2012
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    Published Reports

    How Irish Politicians Construct Transnational EU Migrants

    Prof. Eoin Devereux
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2010
    Limerick
    Doras Luimní
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    Assessing the social value of community based Adult education

    Dr. Martin Power
    2012
    Limerick
    LCEN, LCAES, PAUL Partnership & Limerick Regeneration Agencies
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    Feeling Safe in Our Community

    Dr. Martin Power
    2011
    Limerick
    Limerick Regeneration Agencies
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    Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Impact of the Community Addiction Studies Course in Limerick City

    Dr. Martin Power
    2011
    Limerick
    Limerick City Adult Education Service
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    An assessment of supports and barriers for female researchers in Science, Engineering and Technology within the University of Limerick

    Prof. Ita Richardson
    Dr. Martin Power
    2005
    Limerick
    University of Limerick
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    More than a club; more than a game: Contribution to the evaluation of the Hijabs and Hat-tricks project, Report, in partnership with Sports Against Racism Ireland

    Dr. James Carr
    Dr. Amanda Haynes
    Dr. Martin Power
    2015
    Dublin
    Sports Against Racism Ireland.
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    Editorials

    This author has not written any publications of this type yet.

    Book Reviews

    Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain

    Dr. Martin Power
    2015
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    How Places Make Us: Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities

    Dr. Martin Power
    2018
    LONDON
    SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
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    Blaming the Victim: How Global Journalism Fails Those in Poverty

    Dr. Martin Power
    2016
    Oxford
    Oxford University Press
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    Other Publications

    Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain

    Dr. Martin Power
    2015
    Read more

    How Places Make Us: Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities

    Dr. Martin Power
    2018
    LONDON
    SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Read more

    Blaming the Victim: How Global Journalism Fails Those in Poverty

    Dr. Martin Power
    2016
    Oxford
    Oxford University Press
    Read more