Martin J. Power

Lecturer BA., MA.,

 
researcher

Biography

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)


     

    Books

      Year Publication
    2012 An Introduction to Irish Society: Transitions and Change.
    Power, M.J., Devereux, E. Haynes, A., Hannan, C., Neville, P., and C. Barnes (2012) An Introduction to Irish Society: Transitions and Change. Harlow: Pearson Custom Publishing. [Details]

    Edited Books

      Year Publication
    2018 Songs of Social Protest: International Perspectives
    Dillane, A., Power, M., Devereux, E. and Haynes, A (Ed.). (2018) Songs of Social Protest: International Perspectives London: Rowman & Littlefield International. [Details]
    2018 Heart and Soul: Critical Essays on Joy Division
    Power, M., Devereux, E. and Dillane, A. (Ed.). (2018) Heart and Soul: Critical Essays on Joy Division London: Rowman And Littlefield International. [Details]
    2017 David Bowie: Critical Perspectives
    Devereux, E. Dillane, A. Power, M (Ed.). (2017) David Bowie: Critical Perspectives New Yourk: Routledge. [Details]
    2016 Public and Political Discourses of Migration
    Haynes, A., Power, M., Devereux, E., Dillane, A. and Carr, J (Ed.). (2016) Public and Political Discourses of Migration London: Rowman and Littlefield International. [Details]
    2015 David Bowie: Critical Perspectives
    Devereux, E., Dillane, A. and Power, M (Ed.). (2015) David Bowie: Critical Perspectives New York: Routledge. [Details]
    2011 Marxist Perspectives on Irish Society
    O' Flynn, M., Clarke, O., Hayes, P. and Power, M (Ed.). (2011) Marxist Perspectives on Irish Society Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: CSP. [Details]
    2011 Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities
    Devereux, E., Dillane, A., and Power, M (Ed.). (2011) Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities England: Intellect. [Details]

    Book Chapters

      Year Publication
    2018 'Discursive Constructions of the Anti-Water Charges Protest Movement in Ireland'
    Power, M., Devereux, E. and Haynes, A. (2018) 'Discursive Constructions of the Anti-Water Charges Protest Movement in Ireland' In: Media Representations of Anti-Austerity Protests in the EU: Grievances, Identities and Agency. London: Routledge. [Details]
    2018 'This is the way, Step inside: Understanding Joy Division'
    Power, M, Dillane A, Devereux E (2018) 'This is the way, Step inside: Understanding Joy Division' In: Power, M, Devereux, E, Dillane, A (eds). Heart and Soul: Critical Essay on Joy Division. London: Rowman and Littlefield International. [Details]
    2018 '“Aesthetics of resistance”. Billy Bragg, Ideology, and the Longevity of Song as Social Protest'
    Power, M. (2018) '“Aesthetics of resistance”. Billy Bragg, Ideology, and the Longevity of Song as Social Protest' In: Dillane, A., Power, M., Devereux, E. and Haynes, A (eds). Songs of Social Protest: International Perspectives. London: Rowman And Littlefield International. [Details]
    2018 'Get Up, Stand Up, Sing Out: The Contemporary Relevance of Protest Song'
    Dillane, A., Power, M., Devereux, E. and Haynes, A. (2018) 'Get Up, Stand Up, Sing Out: The Contemporary Relevance of Protest Song' In: Dillane, A., Power, M., Devereux, E. and Haynes, A (eds). Songs of Social Protest: International Perspectives. London: Rowman and Littlefield International. [Details]
    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. (2018) 'Against the Grain: Counter-Hegemonic Representations of Pre and Post 'Celtic-Tiger' Ireland in the 'Protest' Songs of Damien Dempsey' In: Dillane, A., Power, M., Devereux, E. and Haynes, A (eds). Songs of Social Protest: International Perspectives. London: Rowman and Littlefield International. [Details]
    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 (2017) 'Shame Makes The World Go Around: Performed and Embodied (Gendered) Class Disgust in Morrissey's 'The Slum Mums'' In: Music As Multimodal Discourse: Semiotics, Power and Protest. London: Bloomsbury Academic. [Details]
    2016 'Explaining EU Migrant Workers: Irish Political Interventions'
    Power, M., Haynes, A., and Devereux, E. (2016) 'Explaining EU Migrant Workers: Irish Political Interventions' In: Public and Political Discources of Migration: International Perspectives. London: Rowman andf Littlefield International. [Details]
    2016 'Opportunities for Resistance Through Discourse'
    Haynes, A., Devereux, E., Carr, J., Power, M. and Dillane, A. (2016) 'Opportunities for Resistance Through Discourse' In: Public and Political Discourses of Migration: International Perspectives. London: Rowman and Littlefield International. [Details]
    2016 '‘In the Frame? Discourses of Migration: An Introduction to the Volume''
    Dillane, A., Power, M., Haynes, A., Devereux, E, and Carr, J. (2016) '‘In the Frame? Discourses of Migration: An Introduction to the Volume'' In: Public and Political Discources of Migration: International Perspectives. London: Rowman and Littlefield International. [Details]
    2016 'Print Media Framings of Those Blonde Roma Children'
    Marron, A., Joyce, A., Carr,J., Devereux, E., Breen, M., Power, M. and Haynes, A. (2016) 'Print Media Framings of Those Blonde Roma Children' In: Public and Political Discourses of Migration: International Perspectives. London: Rowman and Littlefield International. [Details]
    2015 'Culminating Sounds and (En)visions: Ashes to Ashes and the case for Pierrot'
    Dillane, A., Devereux, E. and Power, M. (2015) 'Culminating Sounds and (En)visions: Ashes to Ashes and the case for Pierrot' In: David Bowie: Critical Perspectives. New York: Routledge. [Details]
    2015 'Where are we now? Contemporary Scholarship on David Bowie'
    Power, M., Devereux, E. and Dillane, E. (2015) 'Where are we now? Contemporary Scholarship on David Bowie' In: David Bowie: Critical Perspectives. New York: Routledge. [Details]
    2013 ''Resistance in Ireland''
    O' Flynn, M., Power, M., McCabe, C and Silke, H. (2013) ''Resistance in Ireland'' In: Immiseration Capitalism and Education: Activist Resistance to Neoliberal and Neoconservative Degradation. Brighton: Institute for Education Policy Studies. [Details]
    2013 'Media Representations, Stigma and Neighbourhood Identity'
    Haynes, A; Devereux, E; Power, M (2013) 'Media Representations, Stigma and Neighbourhood Identity' In: Social Housing, Disadvantage and Neighbourhood Liveability: Ten years of change in social housing neighbourhoods’. London: Routledge. [Details]
    2013 ''Neoliberal Capitalism and Education in Ireland''
    Power, M., O' Flynn, M., Courtois, A., and Kennedy, M. (2013) ''Neoliberal Capitalism and Education in Ireland'' In: Immiseration Capitalism and Education: Activist Resistance to Neoliberal and Neoconservative Degradation. Brighton: Institute for Education Policy Studies. [ULIR Link] [Details]
    2012 'Class Invisibility and Stigmatisation: Irish Media Coverage of a Public Housing Project in Limerick'
    Power, M; Haynes, A; Devereux, E (2012) 'Class Invisibility and Stigmatisation: Irish Media Coverage of a Public Housing Project in Limerick' In: Social Inequality & The Politics of Representation: A Global Landscape. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage. [Details]
    2011 'Bridging Marxism: Academia and the Irish Left'
    O' Flynn, M., Clarke, O., Hayes, P. and Power M. (2011) 'Bridging Marxism: Academia and the Irish Left' In: Marxist Perspectives on Irish Society. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: CSP. [Details]
    2011 'And don't forget the songs that made you sad, and the songs that saved your life''
    Devereux, E., Dillane, A., and Power, M. (2011) 'And don't forget the songs that made you sad, and the songs that saved your life'' In: Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities. England: Intellect. [Details]
    2011 'The Teenage Dad' and 'Slum Mums' are 'Just Certain People I know': Counter hegemonic representations of the working / under class in the works of Morrissey'
    Power, M (2011) 'The Teenage Dad' and 'Slum Mums' are 'Just Certain People I know': Counter hegemonic representations of the working / under class in the works of Morrissey' In: Morrissey: Fandom, Representations & Identities. England: Intellect. [ULIR Link] [Details]
    2011 'Behind The Headlines: Media Coverage of Social Exclusion in Limerick City - The Case of Moyross'
    Devereux, E; Haynes, A; Power, M (2011) 'Behind The Headlines: Media Coverage of Social Exclusion in Limerick City - The Case of Moyross' In: Understanding Limerick. Cork: Cork University Press. [ULIR Link] [Details]

    Peer Reviewed Journals

      Year Publication
    2017 'Locating culture, making soundscapes and activating critical social relations: A case study from Limerick SoundScapes'
    Dillane, A,Power, MJ,Devereux, E (2017) 'Locating culture, making soundscapes and activating critical social relations: A case study from Limerick SoundScapes'. Portuguese Journal Of Social Science, 16 (3):343-358 [DOI] [Details]
    2016 'I sing out to the youth of the slums: Morrissey and Class Disgust'
    Power, MJ,Dillane, A,Devereux, E (2016) 'I sing out to the youth of the slums: Morrissey and Class Disgust'. Popular Music And Society, 39 (5):547-562 [DOI] [Details]
    2016 'REASONABLE PEOPLE VS. THE SINISTER FRINGE: Interrogating the framing of Ireland’s water charge protestors through the media politics of dissent'
    Power, M., Devereux, E. and Haynes, A. (2016) 'REASONABLE PEOPLE VS. THE SINISTER FRINGE: Interrogating the framing of Ireland’s water charge protestors through the media politics of dissent'. Critical Discourse Studies, :1-17 [DOI] [Details]
    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. (2015) 'Urban soundscapes and Critical Citizenship: Explorations in activating a 'sonic turn' in Urban Cultural Studies'. Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, 2 (1/2):89-105 [DOI] [Details]
    2015 ''Urban Soundscapes : Special Edition'
    Dillane, A., Langlois, T., Power, M. P. & Ní Bhriain, O., (eds). (2015) ''Urban Soundscapes : Special Edition'. Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, 2 (2):89-164 [Details]
    2014 'The Social Value of Community-Based Adult Education in Limerick City'
    Neville, P., O' Dwyer, M. and Power, M. (2014) 'The Social Value of Community-Based Adult Education in Limerick City'. The Adult Learner: The Irish Journal Of Adult And Community Education, :42-56 [Details]
    2014 'I Can Have Both: A Queer Reading of Morrissey'
    Dillane, A., Power, M.J. & Devereux, E. (2014) 'I Can Have Both: A Queer Reading of Morrissey'. European journal of Popular Culture, 5 (2):149-164 [DOI] [Details]
    2014 'Scapegoating During a Time of Crisis: A Critique of Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland'
    O'Flynn, M,Monaghan, LF,Power, MJ (2014) 'Scapegoating During a Time of Crisis: A Critique of Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland'. Sociology, 48 (5):921-937 [DOI] [Details]
    2013 ''Why bother seeing the world for real?': Google Street View and the representation of a stigmatised neighbourhood'
    Power, MJ,Neville, P,Devereux, E,Haynes, A,Barnes, C (2013) ''Why bother seeing the world for real?': Google Street View and the representation of a stigmatised neighbourhood'. New Media & Society, 15 :1022-1040 [DOI] [Details]
    2012 'Tarring everyone with the same shorthand? Journalists, stigmatization and social exclusion'
    Devereux, E,Haynes, A,Power, MJ (2012) 'Tarring everyone with the same shorthand? Journalists, stigmatization and social exclusion'. Journalism, 13 (4):500-517 [DOI] [Details]
    2012 'From the Mouths of Janus: Irish Politicians Constructions of Transnational EU Migrants in Ireland'
    Power, M; Haynes, A; Devereux, E (2012) 'From the Mouths of Janus: Irish Politicians Constructions of Transnational EU Migrants in Ireland'. Irish Communications Review, 13 (1):3-18 [Details]
    2012 'Internalising discourses of parental blame: Voices from the field'
    Barnes, C. and Power, MJ (2012) 'Internalising discourses of parental blame: Voices from the field'. Studies in the Maternal, 4 (2):1-21 [ULIR Link] [Details]
    2012 'Exploring the Learning Careers of Irish Undergraduate Sociology Students through the Establishment of an Undergraduate Sociology Student Journal'
    Neville, P; Power, MJ; Barnes, C; Haynes, A (2012) 'Exploring the Learning Careers of Irish Undergraduate Sociology Students through the Establishment of an Undergraduate Sociology Student Journal'. Teaching Sociology, 40 (2):107-122 [DOI] [Details]
    2012 'A push and a shove and the land is ours: Morrissey's counter-hegemonic stance(s) on social class'
    Power, MJ,Dillane, A,Devereux, E (2012) 'A push and a shove and the land is ours: Morrissey's counter-hegemonic stance(s) on social class'. Critical Discourse Studies, 9 (4):375-392 [DOI] [Details]
    2011 'At the edge: Media constructions of a stigmatised Irish housing estate'
    Devereux E; Haynes A; Power MJ (2011) 'At the edge: Media constructions of a stigmatised Irish housing estate'. Journal Of Housing And The Built Environment, 26 (2):123-142 [DOI] [Details]
    2010 'The Smokescreen of Meritocracy: Elite Education in Ireland and the Reproduction of Class Privilege'
    Kennedy, M. and Power, M. (2010) 'The Smokescreen of Meritocracy: Elite Education in Ireland and the Reproduction of Class Privilege'. Journal for Critical Educational Policy Studies, 8 (2):223-248 [ULIR Link] [Details]
    2017 'Songs and Singers of Social Protest. Special Edition Guest Editors'
    Power, M. and Dillane, A. (2017) 'Songs and Singers of Social Protest. Special Edition Guest Editors'. MUSICultures, 44 (2):1-162 [Details]
    2010 ''You can only get a degree!' Theoretically situating the alterations to the back to education allowance welfare to education programme of 2003/04'
    Power M.J. (2010) ''You can only get a degree!' Theoretically situating the alterations to the back to education allowance welfare to education programme of 2003/04'. Policy Futures in Education, 8 (5):499-512 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
    2009 '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'
    Power, M. (2009) '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'. International Review of Modern Sociology, 35 (1):25-42 [Details]
    2008 '“Crossing the Sahara without Water”: Experiencing Class Inequality Through the Back To Education Allowance Welfare to Education Programme'
    Power, M. (2008) '“Crossing the Sahara without Water”: Experiencing Class Inequality Through the Back To Education Allowance Welfare to Education Programme'. Journal for Critical Educational Policy Studies, 6 (1) [ULIR Link] [Details]
    2006 'Why Not Education? The Necessity for Welfare to Education Programmes to Alleviate the Social Exclusion of Welfare Recipients in Ireland'
    Power, M. (2006) 'Why Not Education? The Necessity for Welfare to Education Programmes to Alleviate the Social Exclusion of Welfare Recipients in Ireland'. Journal for Critical Educational Policy Studies, 4 (2) [ULIR Link] [Details]
    2017 'Introduction: Songs and Singers of Social Protest'
    Power, M. and Dillane A. (2017) 'Introduction: Songs and Singers of Social Protest'. MUSICultures, 44 (2):1-4 [Details]
    2017 '“You’ll Never Kill Our Will To Be Free”: Damien Dempsey’s ‘Colony’ as a Critique of Historical and Contemporary Colonialism'
    Power, M., Dillane, A. and Devereux, E. (2017) '“You’ll Never Kill Our Will To Be Free”: Damien Dempsey’s ‘Colony’ as a Critique of Historical and Contemporary Colonialism'. MUSICultures, 44 (2):29-52 [Details]

    Conference Publications

      Year Publication
    2014 BSA Digital Sociology Group’s workshop
    Monaghan, L.F., O'Flynn, M. and Power, M.J. (2014) Scapegoating in Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland BSA Digital Sociology Group’s workshop [Details]
    2011 Pathways to Education - Access: Are We Making the Right Connections
    Power, M. (2011) The Back To Education Allowance: Overcoming Obstacles to Succesful Participation in Third Level Education Pathways to Education - Access: Are We Making the Right Connections UCC / CIT, , 28-APR-10 - 29-APR-10 , pp.28-33 [Details]

    Conference Contributions

      Year Publication
    2018 Inbhear: Publication and the dissemination of research in the Arts and Humanities Conference,
    Power, M. Devereux, E. and Haynes A. (2018) 'Co-authoring a book chapter for a thematic volume'. [Invited Oral Presentation], Inbhear: Publication and the dissemination of research in the Arts and Humanities Conference, Irish World of Music and Dance, University of Limerick , 19-JAN-18 - 19-JAN-18 [Details]
    2017 Football, Politics and Popular Culture Conference,
    Power, M., Carr, J. and Millar, S. (2017) The politics of Football and its fans. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Football, Politics and Popular Culture Conference, University of Limerick , 23-NOV-17 - 24-NOV-17 [Details]
    2017 The Sociological Association of Ireland 44th Annual Conference,
    Power, M and Devereux, E (2017) Journalism, Discourse and Inequality. [Chaired Session], The Sociological Association of Ireland 44th Annual Conference, University of Ulster, Belfast , 06-MAY-17 - 06-MAY-17 [Details]
    2015 Songs of Social Protest,
    Dillane, Aileen with Power, M., Devereux, E., and Haynes, A.) (2015) ‘“Can you show me how not to feel?” Damian Dempsey’s counter hegemonic representations of pre and post Celtic-Tiger Ireland.’. [Oral Presentation], Songs of Social Protest, University of Limerick , 29-APR-15 - 01-MAY-15 [Details]
    2015 Songs of Social Protest,
    Dillane, A, Power, M, Devereux, E and Haynes, A (2015) 3-day international conference on Songs and Social Protest Movements. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Songs of Social Protest, University of Limerick , 29-APR-15 - 01-MAY-15 [Details]
    2015 Atrocity Exhibition: A Symposium on Joy Division,
    Dillane, A, Power, M, Devereux, E (2015) 2-day international conference looking at the music and socio-cultural legacy of this important British band. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Atrocity Exhibition: A Symposium on Joy Division, University of Limerick , 25-NOV-15 - 26-NOV-15 [Details]
    2015 Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference 2015,
    Carr, J. Power, M. Haynes, A. Garland, J., Schweppe, J. (2015) More than a club; more than a game. [Oral Presentation], Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference 2015, DIT , 02-MAY-15 - 02-MAY-15 [Details]
    2016 Football, Education and Prejudice,
    Carr, J. Power, M. Haynes, A. Garland, J. Schweppe, J. (2016) Tackling Prejudice through Football: A case study of Diverse City FC, Dublin. [International Refereed Conference], Football, Education and Prejudice, Glasgow , 21-OCT-16 - 21-OCT-16 [Details]
    2016 43rd Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland,
    Power, M. (2016) Roundtable: 'Austerity and the Politics of Class: The British and Irish Experience’. [Invited Oral Presentation], 43rd Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland, University of Limerick , 13-MAY-16 - 14-MAY-16 [Details]
    2016 The Football Collective Conference,
    Carr, J. Power, M. Haynes, A. Garland, J. Schweppe, J. (2016) Building Social Inclusion through Football: The case of Diverse City FC. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Football Collective Conference, Manchester, UK , 30-NOV-16 - 30-NOV-16 [Details]
    2016 The Conference of Populism as Movement and Rhetoric 2016,
    Power, M. Haynes, A. Devereux, E. (2016) Discursive constructions of the anti-water charges populist protest movement in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], The Conference of Populism as Movement and Rhetoric 2016, University of Jyväskylä, Finland , 17-MAR-16 - 19-MAR-16 [Details]
    2016 43rd Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland,
    Power, M. Devereux, E. Haynes, A. (2016) Discursive constructions of the anti-water charges protest movement in Ireland. [National Refereed Conference Paper], 43rd Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland, University of Limerick , 13-MAY-16 - 14-MAY-16 [Details]
    2014 European Sociological Association Research Network 37 “Urban Sociology” Mid-Term Conference: Public spaces and private lives in the contemporary city,
    Power, M. & Barnes, C. (2014) ‘Sicherheit’ : Residents’ perceptions of community safety in working-class residential areas designated for regeneration in Limerick City, Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], European Sociological Association Research Network 37 “Urban Sociology” Mid-Term Conference: Public spaces and private lives in the contemporary city, Lisbon, FCSH-UNL , 19-NOV-14 - 22-NOV-14 [Details]
    2014 European Sociological Association Research Network 37 “Urban Sociology” Mid-Term Conference: Public spaces and private lives in the contemporary city,
    Devereux, E., Power, M. & Haynes, A. (2014) “Nothing but the same old story”: Limericks’ Regeneration Project – Mark II. [International Refereed Conference], European Sociological Association Research Network 37 “Urban Sociology” Mid-Term Conference: Public spaces and private lives in the contemporary city, Lisbon, FCSH-UNL , 19-NOV-14 - 22-NOV-14 [Details]
    2014 European Sociological Association Research Network 37 “Urban Sociology” Mid-Term Conference: Public spaces and private lives in the contemporary city,
    Haynes, A., Power, M. & Devereux, E. (2014) “Gangs continue to cast cloud over Shannonside”. Media representations of Limericks Regeneration Estates and their impact on place-making and everyday life in these communities. [International Refereed Conference], European Sociological Association Research Network 37 “Urban Sociology” Mid-Term Conference: Public spaces and private lives in the contemporary city, Lisbon, FCSH-UNL , 19-NOV-14 - 22-NOV-14 [Details]
    2014 European Sociological Association Research Network 37 “Urban Sociology” Mid-Term Conference: Public spaces and private lives in the contemporary city,
    Dillane, A., Power, M. & Devereux, E. (2014) Diversity through Creativity: Making Soundscapes, Activating Critical Citizens (A Case Study from LimerickSoundscapes). [International Refereed Conference], European Sociological Association Research Network 37 “Urban Sociology” Mid-Term Conference: Public spaces and private lives in the contemporary city, Lisbon, FCSH-UNL , 19-NOV-14 - 22-NOV-14 [Details]
    2014 WILDE DAYS IN PARIS,
    Devereux, E., Dillane, A. & Power, M. (2014) Conference on the cultural significance of Oscar Wilde. [International Refereed Conference], WILDE DAYS IN PARIS, Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris , 11-JUN-14 - 15-JUN-14 [Details]
    2014 Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
    Haynes, A., Power, M. & Devereux, E. (2014) Political constructions of 'foreign drivers'. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Dublin Institute of Technology , 09-MAY-14 - 10-MAY-14 [Details]
    2014 In the Frame? Public and Political Discourses of Migration,
    Power, M., Haynes, A., Devereux, E., Dillane, A. & Carr, J. (2014) The first international conference of the Power, Discourse and Society Research Cluster. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], In the Frame? Public and Political Discourses of Migration, University of Limerick , 24-APR-14 - 25-APR-14 [Details]
    2014 In the Frame? Public and Political Discources of Migration,
    Haynes, A., Power, M. & Devereux, E. (2014) Irish Political constructions of foreign drivers. [International Refereed Conference], In the Frame? Public and Political Discources of Migration, University of Limerick , 24-APR-14 - 25-APR-14 [Details]
    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) Media discourses of those blond Roma children in Ireland. [National Refereed Conference Paper], In the Frame: Public and Political Discources of Migration, University of Limerick , 24-APR-14 - 25-APR-14 [Details]
    2014 The Irish Welfare State in and after crisis: resilience, resistance, retrenchment, reform,
    O’ Flynn, M., Monaghan, L. & Power, M. (2014) Conference investigating the reshaping of the Welfare State. [National Refereed Conference Paper], The Irish Welfare State in and after crisis: resilience, resistance, retrenchment, reform, University College Cork , 28-MAR-14 - 28-MAR-14 [Details]
    2014 Urban Soundscapes and Critical Citizenship,
    Dillane, A., Power, M. Fernstrom,M., Langois, T. & Ni Bhrian, O. (2014) First International conference of the Limerick Soundscapes research group. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Urban Soundscapes and Critical Citizenship, University of Limerick , 27-MAR-14 - 28-MAR-14 [Details]
    2013 Constructing Minority Identities,
    Power, M., Haynes, A. & Devereux, E. (2013) “I’d rather be called a racist than a traitor”. POLITICAL DISCOURSE, NATIONAL IDENTITY BUILDING AND TRANSNATIONAL EU MIGRANTS IN IRELAND . [Invited Oral Presentation], Constructing Minority Identities, University of Limerick , 26-SEP-13 - 26-SEP-13 [Details]
    2013 EUPOP 2013 conference of European Popular Culture Association (EPCA),
    Power, M., Devereux, E. and Dillane, A. (2013) The second annual international conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), organised by the Popular Culture Association Finland (PCA-Finland) and International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC). [International Refereed Conference], EUPOP 2013 conference of European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), University of Torku, Finland , 31-JUL-13 - 02-AUG-13 [Details]
    2013 ‘Mad Dogs and Englishness’: Popular Music and English Identities conference,
    Power, M., Dillane, A., and Devereux, E. (2013) A two-day symposium on debates surrounding English national identities and popular music. [International Refereed Conference], ‘Mad Dogs and Englishness’: Popular Music and English Identities conference, St Mary’s University College, London , 20-JUN-13 - 21-JUN-13 [Details]
    2013 Sociological Association of Ireland's 40th Annual Conference,
    Power, M., Haynes, A. and Devereux, E. (2013) Sociological Association of Ireland's 40th Annual Conference. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland's 40th Annual Conference, The Sheraton Hotel Athlone , 10-MAY-13 - 12-MAY-13 [Details]
    2013 Riot Grrrl: Women and Rock Music,
    Devereux, E., Power, M. & Dillane, A. (2013) A day symposium on Women and Rock Music. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Riot Grrrl: Women and Rock Music, University of Limerick , 16-APR-13 - 16-APR-12 [Details]
    2012 Strange Fascination? A Symposium on David Bowie,
    Devereux, E., Power, M. & Dillane, A. (2012) A three day symposium focusing on the ‘major contribution’ iconic rock star David Bowie has made to popular culture. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Strange Fascination? A Symposium on David Bowie, University of Limerick , 26-OCT-12 - 28-OCT-12 [Details]
    2012 Crisis, Austerity, and Resistance,
    Power, M., O' Flynn, M., Monaghan, L. & Devereux, E. (2012) The Crisis, Austerity and Resistance Conference held at UL on April 25th and April 26th examined a variety of themes including the mass media’s failure to explain the onset of the economic crisis and focused on the Irish property crash in particular. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Crisis, Austerity, and Resistance, University of Limerick , 25-APR-12 - 26-APR-12 [Details]
    2012 NDLR Fest 2012: 6th Annual Irish Showcase for Digital Learning Resources,
    Power, M., Barnes, C. and Devereux, E. (2012) Critical Perspectives on Youth, Community & Urban Regeneration: NDLR Institutional Local Innovation Project. [Poster Presentation], NDLR Fest 2012: 6th Annual Irish Showcase for Digital Learning Resources, Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin , 02-MAY-12 - 02-MAY-12 [Details]
    2012 Education & Professional Studies International Winter School,
    Power, M (2012) Education produces inclusion in ways other than through the economic return that people obtain on their qualifications. Education also can and should, strive to enable empowerment and emancipation. This paper documents the social impact that learning brings to people. [Keynote Address], Education & Professional Studies International Winter School, University of Limerick , 27-JAN-12 - 29-JAN-12 [Details]
    2012 Conversations in the Consortium Seminar Series 2012,
    Power, M. (2012) The Conversations in the Consortium are run across the Shannon Consortium. Volunteer panellists give a short presentation to frame the topic at hand and then open up a discussion which provide an opportunity for us to share our thoughts, ideas and experiences. [Invited Lecture], Conversations in the Consortium Seminar Series 2012, University of Limerick , 07-MAR-12 - 07-MAR-12 [Details]
    2012 Cork Lifelong Learning Festival,
    Power, M. (2012) The first annual seminar in the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival had the title Lifelong Learning: from austerity to prosperity – at home & away. [Keynote Address], Cork Lifelong Learning Festival, Triskel Christchurch, Cork , 26-MAR-12 - 26-MAR-12 [Details]
    2012 Regulating Emotions: Contemporary Understandings and Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference,
    Dillane, A., Devereux, E. and Power, M. (2012) The current paradigm operating in the study of emotional regulation is for individual disciplines to examine the concept from an established perspective with little opportunity for active engagement in interdisciplinary scholarship in this area. This conference provided an opportunity for collaboration across a range of disciplines, allowing new ideas to form and existing dogma to be challenged and critiqued. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Regulating Emotions: Contemporary Understandings and Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference, University of Limerick , 01-MAY-12 - 01-MAY-12 [Details]
    2012 Sociological Association of Ireland's 39th Annual Conference,
    Barnes, C. and Power, M. (2012) The Sociological Association of Ireland's 39th Annual Conference took place at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth on 12th and 13th of May 2012. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland's 39th Annual Conference, NUI Maynooth , 12-MAY-12 - 13-MAY-12 [Details]
    2012 9th International Conference Crossroads in Cultural Studies,
    Devereux, E., Dillane, A. and Power, M. (2012) Since its inception in 1996 in Tampere, Finland, the Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference has played an important role in the creation of a global discussion about Cultural Studies. It has become a major international conference where scholars from all five continents gather regularly to exchange research, views and insights. Organized by the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS), the Crossroads Conference is held every other year in different parts of the world. [International Refereed Conference], 9th International Conference Crossroads in Cultural Studies, Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris , 02-JUL-12 - 06-JUL-12 [Details]
    2011 Department of Sociology Seminar Series,
    Haynes, A., Power, M. and Devereux, E. (2011) Presentation of Paper entitled '•Political Constructions of Transnational EU Migrants in Ireland'. [Oral Presentation], Department of Sociology Seminar Series, University of Limerick , 14-APR-11 - 14-APR-11 [Details]
    2011 School of Political Science and Sociology Seminar,
    Devereux, E., Power, M. and Haynes A. (2011) Presentation of paper entitled '•At the Edge: Media constructions of a stigmatised Housing Estate'. [Invited Lecture], School of Political Science and Sociology Seminar, NUI Galway , 04-MAR-11 - 04-MAR-11 [Details]
    2011 Sociological Association of Ireland's 38th Annual Conference,
    Power, M. & Barnes, A. (2011) Presentation of Paper entitled '•Feeling Safe in Our Community:Examining resident concerns and experiences related to community safety in Limerick City'. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland's 38th Annual Conference, University College Cork , 06-MAY-11 - 08-MAY-11 [Details]
    2011 Stigmatising Neighbourhoods Symposium,
    M. Power, E. Devereux, A. Haynes, B. Conway, A. Hastings, M. Permentier, V. Browne (2011) A symposium exploring the theme of ‘Stigmatising Neighbourhoods’. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Stigmatising Neighbourhoods Symposium, West End Youth Centre, Ballinacurra Weston, Limerick , 04-NOV-11 - 04-NOV-11 [Details]
    2011 CRESC Annual Conference, 'Framing the City',
    Power, M., Neville, P. Devereux, E., Haynes, A. and Barnes, C. (2011) Presentation of a paper entitled •'Why bother seeing the world for read?' The visual politics of Google Street View and the representation of Moyross, Limerick, Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], CRESC Annual Conference, 'Framing the City', University of Manchester, UK , 06-SEP-11 - 09-SEP-11 [Details]
    2011 Sociological Association of Ireland's 38th Annual Conference,
    Power, M. Haynes, A. & Devereux, E. (2011) Presentation of a paper entitled 'From the mouths of Janus: Political Constructions of Transnational EU Migrants in Ireland'. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland's 38th Annual Conference, University College Cork , 06-MAY-11 - 08-MAY-11 [Details]
    2011 CRESC Annual Conference, 'Framing the City',
    Devereux, E. Power, M. & Haynes, A. (2011) Presentation of paper entitled '•Darkness at the edge of Town? Media Stigmatisation of Urban Spaces'. [International Refereed Conference], CRESC Annual Conference, 'Framing the City', University of Manchester, UK , 06-SEP-11 - 09-SEP-11 [Details]
    2011 Stigmatising Neighbourhoods Symposium,
    Power, M. Haynes, A. & Devereux, E. (2011) Presentation of a paper entitled 'The Media and Moyross'. [Invited Oral Presentation], Stigmatising Neighbourhoods Symposium, West End Youth Centre, Ballinacurra Weston, Limerick , 04-NOV-11 - 04-NOV-11 [Details]
    2010 Sociological Association of Ireland's 37th Annual Conference,
    Power, M. (2010) Presentation of Paper entitled 'A Knowledge Economy, But for Whom? Analysing the potential of the Back to Education Allowance to support access to Third level education for lone parents'. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland's 37th Annual Conference, Queens University Belfast , 07-MAY-10 - 09-MAY-10 [Details]
    2010 Sociological Association of Ireland's 37th Annual Conference,
    Neville, P. Barnes, C., Power, M., Haynes, A. & Fitzpatrick, P. (2010) Poster Presentation entitled 'Socheolas: Critical reflections on the establishment of a Student Sociology Journal '. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Sociological Association of Ireland's 37th Annual Conference, Queens University Belfast , 07-MAY-10 - 09-MAY-10 [Details]
    2010 Pathways To Eduation: Are We Making The Right Connections?,
    Power, M (2010) Presentation of paper entitled 'The Back To Education Allowance: Overcoming Obstacles to Succesful Participation in 3rd Level Education?'. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Pathways To Eduation: Are We Making The Right Connections?, University College Cork & Cork Institute of Technology , 28-APR-10 - 29-APR-10 [Details]
    2010 Investigating current issues in Irish Journalism & the Department of Sociology Seminar Series,
    Devereux, E., Haynes, A. & Power, M. (2010) Presentation of paper entitled 'Behind the Headlines: Constraint & Agency in the Media's representation of Moyross'. [Invited Lecture], Investigating current issues in Irish Journalism & the Department of Sociology Seminar Series, University of Limerick , 06-APR-10 - 06-APR-10 [Details]
    2010 Marxist Perspectives on Irish Society,
    Power, M., O' Flynn, M., Clarke, O., Hayes, P. Ryan, S. (2010) Conference to offer Marxist Perspectives on Irish Society. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Marxist Perspectives on Irish Society, University of Limerick , 22-OCT-10 - 23-OCT-10 [Details]
    2010 Sociological Association of Ireland's 37th Annual Conference,
    Haynes, A., Power, M. & Devereux, E. (2010) Present Paper entitled 'Constraint & Resistance: Shaping Media Producers Constructions of an Irish Housing Estate'. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland's 37th Annual Conference, Queens University Belfast , 07-MAY-10 - 09-MAY-10 [Details]
    2010 Exclusions: Representations, Practices and Policies Seminar,
    Devereux, E. Haynes, A. & Power, M. (2010) Presentation of paper entitled 'At the Edge: Media constructions of a socially excluded Irish Housing Estate'. [International Refereed Conference], Exclusions: Representations, Practices and Policies Seminar, University of Jyväskylä, Finland , 23-MAR-10 - 23-MAR-10 [Details]
    2009 FAHSS Teaching Day,
    Power, M. (2009) Presentation of paper entitled 'Reflections on the use of Podcasts in the teaching and learning of Sociology on the Evening BA programme in UL'. [Oral Presentation], FAHSS Teaching Day, University of Limerick , 15-SEP-09 - 15-SEP-09 [Details]
    2009 The Songs That Saved Your Life (Again): A Symposium on Morrissey',
    Power, M., Devereux, E., Dillane, A. (2009) A two day symposium on April 24th and April 25th to celebrate Morrissey's 20 year career as a solo-recording artiste. This unique event featured 20 Irish and international speakers presenting papers on Morrissey which examined, amongst other themes, his iconic status amongst immigrant Latino fans in Los Angeles, Morrissey and Italian popular culture as well as his use of ambiguity in the construction of his identity. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The Songs That Saved Your Life (Again): A Symposium on Morrissey', University of Limerick , 24-APR-09 - 25-APR-09 [Details]
    2009 Limerick Regeneration Research Forum,
    Devereux, E., Haynes, A. & Power, M. (2009) Present paper entitled Media coverage of Moyross. [Oral Presentation], Limerick Regeneration Research Forum, University of Limerick , 09-MAR-09 - 09-MAR-09 [Details]
    2009 Sociological Association of Ireland's 36th Annual Conference,
    Power, M. (2009) Presentation of paper entitled 'The micro-level dynamics of persistent class inequality in the Back to Education Allowance Welfare to Education Programme'. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland's 36th Annual Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology , 08-MAY-09 - 10-MAY-09 [Details]
    2009 Sociological Association of Ireland's 36th Annual Conference,
    Devereux, E., Haynes, A. & Power, M. (2009) Presentation of paper entitled 'Media representations of Moyross, Limerick '. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland's 36th Annual Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology , 08-MAY-09 - 10-MAY-09 [Details]
    2009 The Songs That Saved Your Life (Again): A Symposium on Morrissey,
    Power, M. (2009) Present Paper entitled 'The 'teenage dad' and 'slum mums' are just 'certain people I know'. Representations of the working / under class in the works of Morrissey'. [International Refereed Conference], The Songs That Saved Your Life (Again): A Symposium on Morrissey, University of Limerick , 24-APR-09 - 25-APR-09 [Details]
    2009 Boom to Bust: Irish Social Policy In Challenging Times,
    Power, M. (2009) Present paper entitled 'The Irish Welfare State: Examining the impact of recession on welfare to education measures and social inclusion'. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Boom to Bust: Irish Social Policy In Challenging Times, University College Cork , 25-SEP-09 - 25-SEP-09 [Details]

    Published Reports

      Year Publication
    2015 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.
    Carr, J., Haynes, A., Garland, J., Power, M.J. and Jennifer Schweppe (2015) 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. Sports Against Racism Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
    2012 Assessing the social value of community based Adult education.
    Power, M., Neville, P. and O' Dwyer, M. (2012) Assessing the social value of community based Adult education. LCEN, LCAES, PAUL Partnership & Limerick Regeneration Agencies, Limerick. [ULIR Link] [Details]
    2011 Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Impact of the Community Addiction Studies Course in Limerick City.
    Power, M. and Neville, P. (2011) Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Impact of the Community Addiction Studies Course in Limerick City. Limerick City Adult Education Service, Limerick. [ULIR Link] [Details]
    2011 Feeling Safe in Our Community.
    Power, M. and Barnes, C. (2011) Feeling Safe in Our Community. Limerick Regeneration Agencies, Limerick. [ULIR Link] [Details]
    2010 How Irish Politicians Construct Transnational EU Migrants.
    Haynes, A. Power, M. and Devereux, E. (2010) How Irish Politicians Construct Transnational EU Migrants. Doras Luimní, Limerick. [ULIR Link] [Details]
    2005 An assessment of supports and barriers for female researchers in Science, Engineering and Technology within the University of Limerick.
    Power, MJ; Richardson, I; Connolly, C (2005) An assessment of supports and barriers for female researchers in Science, Engineering and Technology within the University of Limerick. University of Limerick, Limerick. [ULIR Link] [Details]

    Book Review

      Year Publication
    2016 Blaming the Victim: How Global Journalism Fails Those in Poverty.
    Power, M. (2016) Blaming the Victim: How Global Journalism Fails Those in Poverty. Oxford: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
    2015 Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain.
    Power, MJ (2015) Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain. Book Review [DOI] [Details]

    Professional Associations

      Association Function From / To
    Power, Discourse and Society Research Cluster Founding (and Current) Director /
    Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster Founding (and Current) Director /
    Rowman and Littlefield International's 'Discourse, Power and Society' Book Series Series Editor /
    Rowman and Littlefield International's Popular Musics Matter: Social, Political and Cultural Interventions Book Series Series Editor 06-OCT-17 /
    Sociological Association of Ireland Ordinary Member 01-JAN-05 /
    The Football Collective Board Member 05-SEP-16 /

    Education

      Year Institution Qualification Subject
    2008 University of Limerick Doctor of Philosophy Sociology
    2005 University of Limerick Master of Arts Sociology (Applied Social Research)
    2003 University of Limerick Bachelor of Arts History, Politics and Social Social Studies

    Teaching Interests

    Autumn 2018

    I am currently teaching 'Sociology of Youth & Community' (SO6011), Introduction to Sociology I (SO4001) and the Sociology of the Welfare State (SO4047).

    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 Regeneration
    • 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.

    Recent Postgraduates

      Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
    2018 Zach Roche University of Limerick Current PhD student Life After Debt: A Critical Analysis of the impacts of the Insolvency Service of Ireland on indebted Irish citizens.
    2018 Sindy Joyce University of Limerick Current PhD student Divided Spaces: An examination of young Travellers' spatial mobility.
    2018 Emer Connolly University of Limerick Current PhD student A Sociological examination of changes to the work practices of Irish Journalists - 2008-2018.
    2018 Majka Ryan University of Limerick PhD Safeguarding the social assistance system in Ireland: A critical analysis of the impact of the Habitual Residence Condition on social welfare policy and practice
    2014 Margaret Kennedy University of Limerick PhD Reproduction of privilege through elite schooling: Physical education and school sport
    2016 Shane Galvin University of Limerick Master of Arts Limerick Regeneration: Impacts on Social Exclusion?
    2015 Jennifer Walsh University of Limerick Master of Arts Housing Assistance Payment: Implications for Social Housing in Ireland?
    2015 Sharon McGrath University of Limerick Master of Arts Sharon McGrath: A Sociological examination of the impact of stigma on those who live in a stigmatised community.
    2014 Ciara McMahon University of Limerick Master of Arts Getting Back to Work? A Discourse Analysis of Active Labour Market Policy.
    2014 Aoife Mangan University of Limerick Master of Arts A Sociological Examination of the relationship between Early School Leaving and Youth Crime with a particular focus of the experiences of Limerick’s Garda Youth Diversion Projects
    2014 Lisa Gibbons University of Limerick Master of Arts Lisa Gibbons: The Luck of the Irish: Exploring the role that Social Capital plays in the integration of Irish migrants in New Zealand.
    2013 Julianne Fogarty University of Limerick Master of Arts An Evaluation of DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) in the Promotion of Social Inclusion.
    2013 Kylie Gill University of Limerick Master of Arts "With flag you lead men; For a flag men live and die". An Exploration of Media Representations of the Union Flag Protests in Belfast.
    2013 Salah Hussein University of Limerick Master of Arts The experiences of University of Limerick International students at PhD level in seeking to reunify their families through negotiating immigration policies.
    2012 The Role of Youth Work in Combating the Social Exclusion of Young People with Attention Defecit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) University of Limerick Master of Arts The Role of Youth Work in Combating the Social Exclusion of Young People with Attention Defecit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    2011 Ann Marie Joyce University of Limerick Master of Arts A critical analysis of Immigrants' experiences of applying for welfare when subject to the Habitual Residence Clause
    2011 Alphonsine Masaba University of Limerick Master of Arts Refugee women and integration into Irish Society - The case of African refugee women in Limerick.
    2010 Philip Mullan University of Limerick Master of Arts An examination of the impact of the 'Educate Together' ethos of parental involvement on the pedagogic actions of the teacher.
    2009 Margaret Kennedy University of Limerick Master of Arts 'Talking Your Way to the Top' A Sociological Examination of the role of elite education in the reproduction of privilege in Irish society.