Ireland in a global world

Edited by Mary Gilmartin and Allen White



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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-8551-2
  • Pages: 264
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £85.00
  • Published Date: November 2013
  • BIC Category: Sociology, Migration, immigration & emigration, POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / European, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration, Ireland, Society & social sciences / Migration, immigration & emigration
  • Series: Irish Society


This edited collection explores Ireland's complex relationship with migration in novel and innovative ways. The contributors - leading scholars of migration from the disciplines of anthropology, geography, history, media studies, sociology, sociolinguistics and women's studies - draw on new research to provide insights into emigration from and immigration to Ireland, both past and present. The chapters, which range from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, cover topics as diverse as migrant women and children in Ireland, the role of the Irish Catholic in migration networks, and recent Irish migration to Australia. They are organised around three cross-cutting themes: networks, belonging and intersections. They focus on the migratory process rather than on migration as a uni-directional movement of people. Though centred on Ireland, the collection has broader implications for the ways in which migration is conceptualised. The collection will appeal to scholars of migration and Irish studies, and to readers with backgrounds in a range of social science and humanities disciplines, including geography and sociology.


Introduction: Ireland and its relationship with migration - Allen White and Mary Gilmartin
Part I: Networks
1. Transnational networks across generations: childhood visits to Ireland by the second-generation in England - Bronwen Walter
2. 'Two Irelands beyond the sea': exploring long-distance loyalist networks in the 1880s - William Jenkins
3. Migration integration and the 'network-making power' of the Irish Catholic Church - Breda Gray
4. Ireland's diaspora strategy: diaspora for development? - Mark Boyle, Rob Kitchin and Delphine Ancien
5. Transnational media networks and the 'migration nation' - Aphra Kerr, Rebecca King O'Riain and Gavan Titley
Part II: Belonging
6. Children's words, children's worlds: exploring the experiences of migrant children in Ireland - Allen White, Naomi Tyrrell, Fina Carpena-Méndez and Caitríona Ní Laoire
7. African migrants in Ireland: the negotiation of belonging and family life - Liam Coakley
8. (Re)negotiating belonging: the Irish in Australia - Patricia M. O'Connor
9. Betwixt, between and belonging: negotiating identity and place in Asylum Seeker Direct Provision Accommodation Centres - Angèle Smith
Part III: Intersections
10. A countertopography of migrant experience in Ireland and beyond - Deirdre Conlon
11. Unbounding migration studies: the intersections of language, space and time - Bettina Migge and Mary Gilmartin
12. Context, scale, and generation: the constructions of belonging - Jamie Goodwin-White
Conclusion: the place of migration - Mary Gilmartin and Allen White


Mary Gilmartin is a Senior Lecturer in Geography at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Allen White is a Research Associate in the Institute for Social Sciences in the Twenty-first Century, University College, Cork

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