Race and Immigration in the New Ireland

Race and Immigration in the New Ireland

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Although a number of books have addressed recent changes in Ireland that are related to immigration, both during and after the Celtic Tiger economic boom and bust, they are often limited by a focus on a single aspect of immigration or on either the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. Race and Immigration in the New Ireland, in contrast, offers a variety of expert perspectives and a comprehensive approach to the social, political, linguistic, cultural, religious, and economic transformations in Ireland that are related to immigration. It includes a wide range of critical voices and approaches to reflect the broad impact of immigration on multiple aspects of Irish society and culture. The contributors address immigration and Irish sports, education systems, language debates, migrant women’s issues, human rights policies, and culture both in the Republic and in the North of Ireland. Further, authors offer a framework for considering this new Ireland in relation to earlier colonial contexts, reading intersections between new racism and old sectarianism.

"There is a gap in this field. Many people teach contemporary Ireland, and there is huge global interest in it given the spectacular economic meltdown. Race and Immigration in the New Ireland would be ideal reading material for teachers wishing to recommend a solid text on contemporary Ireland. There is nothing comparable in the existing literature." —Kevin Whelan, Director of the Keough-Naughton Notre Dame Centre, Dublin, Ireland

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780268027773
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 03/15/2013
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Julieann Veronica Ulin is assistant professor of English, Florida Atlantic University. Contributors: Pablo Rojas Coppari, Mike Cronin, Steve Garner, Luke Gibbons, Ronit Lentin, Robbie McVeigh, Verona Ní Dhrisceoil, Pádraig Ó Riagáin, Mary Robinson, and Julieann Veronica Ulin.

Heather Edwards is visiting assistant professor of English, Ohio University.

Table of Contents

Chronology vii

Introduction: Ireland's New Strangers Julieann Veronica Ulin 1

1 Immigration in Ireland: A Keynote Address by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson 21

2 An Interview with Pablo Rojas Coppari of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland Julieann Veronica Ulin 39

3 (M)other Ireland: Migrant Women Subverting the Racial State? Ronit Lentin 51

4 Racism in the Six Counties Robbie McVeigh 75

5 The Linguistic Challenge of Multicultural Ireland: Managing Language Diversity in Irish Schools Pádraig Ó Riagáin 107

6 The Irish Language in Twenty-First-Century Ireland: Exploring Legislative and Policy Protections North and South Verona Ní Dhrisceoil 131

7 Integration Through Sport: The Gaelic Athletic Association and the New Irish Mike Cronin 157

8 Reflections on Race in Contemporary Ireland Steve Garner 175

9 Conclusion: Ireland, Immigration, and the Ethics of Memory Luke Gibbons 205

Contributors 221

Index 227

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