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Author: Luke de Noronha

Deporting Black Britons provides an ethnographic account of deportation from the UK to Jamaica. It traces the painful stories of four men who were deported after receiving criminal convictions in the UK. For each of the men, all of whom had moved to the UK as children, deportation was lived as exile – from parents, partners, children and friends – and the book offers portraits of survival and hardship in both the UK and Jamaica. Based on over four years of research, Deporting Black Britons describes the human consequences of deportation, while situating deportation stories within the broader context of policy, ideology, law and violence. It examines the relationship between racism, criminalisation and immigration control in contemporary Britain, suggesting new ways of thinking about race, borders and citizenship in these anti-immigrant times. Ultimately, the book argues that these stories of exile and banishment should orient us in the struggle against violent immigration controls, in the UK and elsewhere.

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Postcolonial governance and the policing of family
Author: Joe Turner

Bordering intimacy is a study of how borders and dominant forms of intimacy, such as family, are central to the governance of postcolonial states such as Britain. The book explores the connected history between contemporary border regimes and the policing of family with the role of borders under European and British empires. Building upon postcolonial, decolonial and black feminist theory, the investigation centres on how colonial bordering is remade in contemporary Britain through appeals to protect, sustain and make family life. Not only was family central to the making of colonial racism but claims to family continue to remake, shore up but also hide the organisation of racialised violence in liberal states. Drawing on historical investigations, the book investigates the continuity of colonial rule in numerous areas of contemporary government – family visa regimes, the policing of sham marriages, counterterror strategies, deprivation of citizenship, policing tactics, integration policy. In doing this, the book re-theorises how we think of the connection between liberal government, race, family, borders and empire. In using Britain as a case, this opens up further insights into the international/global circulations of liberal empire and its relationship to violence.

Dawn Lyon

going coming out and if you stood there you’ll get crushed with the bikes coming out and people coming out. It was just like the Tour de France, everybody was hurtling up the High Street here, getting out on their bikes. (Kevin Riley) Harriet Esham recalls a second-hand account of the lunchtime ‘rush’ and marvels at the mental image it conjures up for her. He said, ‘You wouldn’t dare set foot out of, of the shop when the men were coming home for lunch’, and he said, ‘Anyone on a bike would never fall off’, because, you know, the road was just

in Revisiting Divisions of Labour
Meanings of development and the ordering of (im)mobility
Luke de Noronha

they will be safe and well supported on their return, then they are more likely to accept their deportation. This attempt at persuasion is most apparent in the 15-minute short film Coming Home to Jamaica, funded and produced by the UK government, which showcases ‘reintegration services’ in Jamaica, focusing mostly on NODM (the video was also funded through the Reintegration and Rehabilitation Programme).20 According to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on its YouTube channel, the video is intended to ‘give deported migrants a visual impression of what to expect

in Deporting Black Britons
Exploring the experiences of migrant children in Irelandc
Allen White, Naomi Tyrrell, Fina Carpena-Méndez, and Caitríona Ní Laoire

’s Experiences of Migration (conducted by Dr. Naomi Tyrrell (née Bushin)). • Strand C: Latin American Migrant Children in Ireland (conducted by Dr. Fina Carpena-Méndez). • Strand D: Coming Home? Children in Returning Irish Families (conducted by Dr. Caitríona Ní Laoire, also Team Leader). The strands included children from the main migrant streams (asylum seekers, EU and European Economic Area labour migrants, non-EU labour migrants and returning Irish migrants) that have constituted in-migration into Ireland over the last fifteen years. In addition, they included children who

in Migrations
G. Honor Fagan

, indeed, the national trauma. Today, movement means travel or working abroad or ‘coming home’. The Irish media portray Ireland’s citizens as the ‘young Europeans’, computer literate, confident, citizens of the world. Migration, then, cannot have a simple meaning as a symptom of globalisation. It can signify expulsion or, as in Ireland today, success. The diaspora was once an integral element of Irish identity. Today, there is a move to ‘bring it home’ but home is not what it used to be. The Ireland of today has seen the full effect of the deterritorialisation of culture

in The end of Irish history?
Bryan Fanning

who pledged their allegiance to the Irish State over two days at special ceremonies in Dublin recently, Taoiseach Enda Kenny also told them to make Ireland their proud home. ‘As citizens of this country, you are cominghome”’, he said. ‘Today you begin to write your own chapters of Ireland’s history. Your story will become Ireland’s story. Since you arrived on these shores, you have enriched your communities, enhanced your workplaces, bringing new light, new depth, a new sense of imagining, to what it means to be a citizen of Ireland in the 21st century.’48 A

in Irish adventures in nation-building
The 1940s to the 1960s
A. James Hammerton

mobility, which he now enjoyed mostly with his family. His move to Canada in 1971, intended to be a temporary visit, was more an act of return migration, dictated by family dynamics, work and welfare, than a continuation of his earlier pattern of carefree – and single – global wandering. Canada, rather than Britain, had for years been the site of 38  Migration from austerity to prosperity his original and extended family, ‘chain migrants’ who followed his first move in 1948, so Miles was finally ‘coming home’. Yet in later years he never really lost his sojourning

in Migrants of the British diaspora since the 1960S
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Older people in the family
Jane Gray, Ruth Geraghty, and David Ralph

GRAY PRINT.indd 177 17/12/2015 16:44 178 Part II: Changing families across the life course Panel 6.3  Looking at the data: Sally’s story Sally (b. 1949, LHSC) was born into a farming family in the south-east of Ireland. She has warm memories of her paternal grandmother who lived in the family home until she died: ‘I’ll always remember coming home from school and if my mother wasn’t there, it was kinda acceptable, Granny was always there to give the dinner to us’. After a short time working in Dublin Sally married a farmer and moved in with his mother and

in Family rhythms
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Mary Gilmartin

used) public spaces of common rooms’ (Smith 2013: 168). As the asylum process in Ireland is often long and protracted, people spend years in reception centres, but they can be moved from one centre to another with little notice. Smith describes her reaction to one such removal in poignant terms: ‘many of those being moved had school-aged children, and I wondered how the children would react coming home in their school uniforms and with their school books in tow only to learn that they would not be back to school the next day’ (Smith 2013: 174–5). The treatment of

in Ireland and migration in the twenty-first century