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Tales of contemporary Dublin city life
Loredana Salis

turned his attention to the impact of cultural globalisation. Urban redevelopment, in fact, had meant more than foreign investments and property boom; it had attracted thousands of immigrants in search of better life and career prospects. A number of them included refugees and asylum-seekers from the former Yugoslavia, who would come to Ireland and make their new home in Dublin. These added to other foreigners who had been there for decades.3 Before long, the significant increase in the number of immigrants living in the country posed a threat to the traditional

in Literary visions of multicultural Ireland
The mystery of the city’s smoking gun
Lynne Pearce

inevitably meant that its building, especially with regard to its domestic housing stock, was especially chaotic, and ill-thought-through planning and redevelopment have remained an issue ever since. There are certainly no Mancunian crime writers that I am aware of who are silent on this feature of the city’s past, and their texts draw strong and clear connections between successive waves of urban redevelopment and crime; further, this failure of vision on the part of the planners includes the most recent (i.e. 1990s) ‘regeneration’ projects as well as the original slum

in Postcolonial Manchester
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The postcolonial city
Lynne Pearce

decimate or ‘lay waste’) could have been invented with Manchester in mind. Within months of starting work on ‘Moving Manchester’, the project team was struck by how much of the contemporary writing, music and art associated with the city is preoccupied with its successive waves of demolition and reconstruction Although Manchester’s notorious urban redevelopments, especially with respect to its domestic housing stock, are by no means unique in England’s industrial North (Taylor, Evans and Fraser, 1996: 3970 Postcolonial Manchester:Layout 1 28/6/13 12:37 Page 25

in Postcolonial Manchester