Identity, Place, and the Political Mobilization of Urban Minorities: Comparative Perspectives on Irish Catholics in Buffalo and Toronto 1880–1910

@article{Jenkins2007IdentityPA,
  title={Identity, Place, and the Political Mobilization of Urban Minorities: Comparative Perspectives on Irish Catholics in Buffalo and Toronto 1880–1910},
  author={William Jenkins},
  journal={Environment and Planning D: Society and Space},
  year={2007},
  volume={25},
  pages={160 - 186}
}
  • William Jenkins
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
In this paper the political fortunes and identities of Irish Catholics in US and Canadian cities are explored through a comparative study of Buffalo and Toronto. Local spaces of political administration in the urban arena, such as wards, were significant in affecting the generation of sociopolitical networks of power which in turn had implications for the sense of political identity and involvement felt by Irish Catholics within these two places. The importance of such spaces, however, was also… Expand
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