Whiteboyism

whiteboyism

(ˈwaɪtbɔɪˌɪzəm)
n
the principles or conduct of the Whiteboys

Whiteboyism

the doctrines and activities of the Irish Whiteboys, a secret agrarian society formed in 1761 to fight high rents [from the white shirts worn by the members at night for identification]. — Whiteboy, n.
See also: Politics
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Paul Roberts, "Caravats and Shanavests: Whiteboyism and Faction Fighting in East Munster, 1802-1811," in Irish Peasant: Violence and Unrest, 1780-1914, ed.
In doing so he departs from traditional conceptual paradigms such as nationalism and modernisation and poses thought-provoking questions on the nature and homogeneity of the consciousness of Whiteboyism in early nineteenth-century Ireland.
Huggins's approach to the study of pre-Famine agitation is refreshing, and his deconstruction of the historiography of Whiteboyism in itself would have been a worthwhile endeavour.
He reconsiders whiteboyism from the beginning of the 19th century in the county from a variety of historiographic perspectives.
While no one judged Glass as a case of whiteboyism run amok, Blair, who is black, is now exhibit A for affirmative-action bashers: You see what happens when guilty liberals coddle the unqualified?