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Contemporary Orangeism in Canada

Identity, Nationalism, and Religion

  • James W. McAuley
  • Paul Nesbitt-Larking

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. James W. McAuley, Paul Nesbitt-Larking
    Pages 1-12
  3. James W. McAuley, Paul Nesbitt-Larking
    Pages 13-24
  4. James W. McAuley, Paul Nesbitt-Larking
    Pages 25-45
  5. James W. McAuley, Paul Nesbitt-Larking
    Pages 47-61
  6. James W. McAuley, Paul Nesbitt-Larking
    Pages 63-83
  7. James W. McAuley, Paul Nesbitt-Larking
    Pages 85-108
  8. James W. McAuley, Paul Nesbitt-Larking
    Pages 109-116
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 117-127

About this book

Introduction

This book uses original research and interviews to consider the views of contemporary members of the Orange Order in Canada, including their sense of political and societal purpose, awareness of the decline of influence, views on their present circumstances, and hopes for the future of Orangeism in Canada. In so doing, it details the organisational structure of Canadian society: the role of religion in public life, the changing context of multicultural Canada, and the politics of resistance of a political and social organisation in decline. This book offers a social scientific complement to existing historical work on the role of the Orange Order in Canadian society, and builds upon it through an analysis of contemporary Orangeism. It considers the Orange Order as a worldwide body and makes some comparisons and contrasts with its organisational status and membership in Ireland and elsewhere. As such, the book makes a distinctive contribution to our knowledge of a fraternal organisation and the role of religious belief and politics in contemporary society. 

Keywords

Orangeman Protestant fraternal organisation Prime Ministers of Canada Britannic nationalism Orange Order Ireland nineteenth century The Crown Stephen Harper loyalism

Authors and affiliations

  • James W. McAuley
    • 1
  • Paul Nesbitt-Larking
    • 2
  1. 1. School of Human and Health SciencesUniversity of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceHuron University CollegeLondonCanada

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