Immigrants as outsiders in the two Irelands

Edited by Bryan Fanning and Lucy Michael

Immigrants as outsiders in the two Irelands


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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-4559-8
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £21.00
  • Published Date: July 2019
  • BIC Category: Migration, immigration & emigration, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Immigration, HISTORY / Europe / Ireland, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration, Society & social sciences / Comparative politics, Ireland, Society & social sciences / Migration, immigration & emigration


Immigrants as outsiders in the two Irelands examines how a wide range of immigrant groups who settled in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland since the 1990s are faring today. It asks to what extent might different immigrant communities be understood as outsiders in both jurisdictions. Chapters include analyses of the specific experiences of Polish, Filipino, Muslim, African, Roma, refugee and asylum seeker populations and of the experiences of children, as well as analyses of the impacts of education, health, employment, housing, immigration law, asylum policy, the media and the contemporary politics of borders and migration on successful integration. The book is aimed at general readers interested in understanding immigration and social change and at students in areas including sociology, social policy, human geography, politics, law and psychology.


1. Immigrants and other Outsiders - Bryan Fanning and Lucy Michael
2. Traveller health inequalities as legacies of exclusion - Ronnie Fay
3. Sectarian legacies and the marginalisation of migrants - Bethany Waterhouse-Bradley
4. Institutional responses to racism in both Irelands - Bryan Fanning and Lucy Michael
5. African asylum seekers and refugees in both Irelands - Fiona Murphy and Ulrike M. Vieten
6. African non-employment and labour market disadvantage - Philip O'Connell
7. Lives of Filipino-Irish careworkers - Pablo Rojas Coppari
8. Polish spaces in a divided city - Marta Kempny
9. Experiences of racism in social housing - Teresa Buczkowska and Bríd Ni Chonaill
10. Roma rights and racism - Siobhan Curran
11. Normalising racism in the Irish media - Lucy Michael
12 Children and young people on the margins - Patricia Brazil, Catherine Cosgrave and Katie Mannion
13 Immigrant-origin children and the education system - Merike Darmody and Frances McGinnity
14. Young Muslims as insiders and outsiders - Orla McGarry
15 Brexit, borders and belonging - Bryan Fanning
16. Hyphenated citizens as outsiders - Bashir Otukoya
17 Shades of belonging and exclusion - Bryan Fanning and Lucy Michael
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Bryan Fanning is Professor of Migration and Social Policy at University College Dublin

Lucy Michael is Lecturer in Sociology at Ulster University

Immigrants as outsiders in the two Irelands

Edited by Bryan Fanning, Lucy Michael

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