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    British migrants and Irish anxieties

    Gilmartin, Mary (2013) British migrants and Irish anxieties. Social Identities, 19 (5). pp. 637-652. ISSN 1350-4630

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    There is a long history of migration from Britain to Ireland, but it is rarely theorised as migration. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources as well as ongoing qualitative research, this paper makes visible the extended presence of British nationals, as migrants, in Ireland. In discussing the conflicted geographies of belonging of recent British migrants to Ireland, the paper highlights the ways in which postcolonial and nationalist discourses may suggest boundaries to belonging. However, these boundaries are undermined by the positioning of British migrants as not-quite-migrants in the changing landscape of migration in contemporary Ireland.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: migration; Ireland; Britain; postcolonial theory;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 8859
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    Depositing User: Dr. Mary Gilmartin
    Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2017 11:53
    Journal or Publication Title: Social Identities
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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