Unbounding migration studies
The intersections of language, space and time
in Migrations
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This chapter shows how working with people from other disciplines has shaped authors' research on migration and integration in Ireland. It discusses how authors collaboratively defined the object of their research, the methods of data collection and preparation for research, and explores how they attempt to analyze the data. The chapter shows how authors challenge to the disciplinary bounding of migration studies opens new possibilities for understanding migration as a process and as a lived experience. Like many other researchers interested in migration to Ireland, authors' main method of data collection is the interview. From this research, authors have gathered three specific sources of primary data: the interview recordings, the interview transcripts, and authors' observations in and around individual interviews as well as the interview process. The authors' approach to migration research prioritizes context, and analyses language and space over time.


Ireland in a global world


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