Racism and social change in the Republic of Ireland

Second edition

By Bryan Fanning

Racism and social change in the Republic of Ireland

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-8663-2
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £17.99
  • Published Date: May 2012
  • BIC Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General, Society & social sciences / Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies, Society & social sciences / Social issues & processes, Social discrimination & inequality, Sociology, Migration, immigration & emigration, HISTORY / Europe / Ireland


Now in its second edition, Racism and Social Change in the Republic of Ireland provides an original and challenging account of racism in twenty-first century Irish society and locates this in its historical, political, sociological and policy contexts. It includes specific case studies of the experiences of racism in twenty-first century Ireland alongside a number of historical case studies that examine how modern Ireland came to marginalize ethnic minorities. Various chapters examine responses by the Irish state to Jewish refugees before, during and after the Holocaust, asylum seekers and Travellers. Other chapters examine policy responses to and academic debates on racism in Ireland. A key focus of the various case studies is upon the mechanics of exclusion experienced by black and ethnic minorities within institutional processes and of the linked challenge of taking racism seriously in twenty-first century Ireland.


1. Introduction
2. Racism in Ireland
3. Nation-building and exclusion
4. Ireland and the Holocaust
5. Refugees and asylum seekers
6. The politics of Traveller exclusion
7. Legacies of anti-Traveller racism
8. Racial nation, ethnic state
9. Experiences of racism
10. Responses to racism
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Bryan Fanning is the Head of the School of Applied Social Science at University College Dublin

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