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    The southern question and the Irish question: a social movement landscape with migrants


    Cox, Laurence (2016) The southern question and the Irish question: a social movement landscape with migrants. In: Solidarity without Borders: Gramscian Perspectives on Migration and Civil Society. Pluto Press, London, pp. 113-131. ISBN 978-0745336312

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    Abstract

    This chapter draws on Gramsci to theorise the specificities of Irish social movements, focusing on migration out of Ireland; the role of “outsiders” to the local community within Irish activism; and the recent upsurge in international migration to Ireland. Gramsci offers a powerful point of reference, not as decontextualized theorist but the leader of a severely repressed party on the brink of clandestinity, deeply concerned with regional and national particularity in order to organise more effectively; theorising intellectual activity to explore the classed development of social movements; concerned with hegemony not simply to understand but also to overthrow; and laying the groundwork for the cross-class alliances of the anti-fascist Resistance.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Solidarity; Borders; Gramscian Perspectives; Migration; Civil Society; southern question; Irish question; social movement landscape; migrants;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 6984
    Depositing User: Dr. Laurence Cox
    Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2016 13:33
    Publisher: Pluto Press
    Refereed: Yes
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