Cultural Politics of the (Pied) Pipers, Drummers and Paraders

A Visual Ethnography of a Band Parade in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Subir Rana

This visual essay depicts how band parades in Northern Ireland have become a field of “cultural production” that exhibit masculinity and power contestations along with the ‘double articulation’ of political ethno-religiosity and territoriality.

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