The negotiation of belonging and family life

3995 Migrations.qxd:text 5/8/13 11:39 Page 132 7 African migrants in Ireland: the negotiation of belonging and family life Liam Coakley Introduction The migration flows that transformed Ireland from a country of emigrants to an attractive site of immigration between 1997 and 2007 have recently been reversed. As a consequence, Ireland is again best seen as a peripheral emigrant nursery in the globalized world economy, with Irish population patterns once again moulded more significantly by the outflow of Irish-born people than by any equivalent inflow of

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Diaspora for development?

3995 Migrations.qxd:text 5/8/13 11:39 Page 80 4 Ireland’s diaspora strategy: diaspora for development? Mark Boyle, Rob Kitchin and Delphine Ancien Introduction In 2011, when the population of the Irish Republic stood at 4.58 million, over 70 million people worldwide claimed Irish descent, and 3.2 million Irish passport holders, including 800,000 Irish-born citizens, lived overseas (Ancien et al., 2009). Despite being varied and complex, it is often assumed that a strong relationship has prevailed between the Irish diaspora and Ireland, with the diaspora

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The constructions of belonging

3995 Migrations.qxd:text 5/8/13 11:39 Page 213 12 Context, scale and generation: the constructions of belonging Jamie Goodwin-White Introduction As Ireland became a country of net immigration, the immigrants who came to Ireland were unprecedentedly diverse in terms of background, skills and demographic characteristics. The one thing they all had in common was their immigration to a country with limited experience of immigration, and one which was experiencing significant economic, urban and cultural change. The boom–bust cycle in Ireland provides a focused

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Exploring long-distance loyalist networks in the 1880s

3995 Migrations.qxd:text 5/8/13 11:38 Page 36 2 ‘Two Irelands beyond the sea’: exploring long-distance loyalist networks in the 1880s William Jenkins As obvious as it may seem to state that networks exist at different scales from the local to the transnational and global, it is the relations and intersections between such networks, the way that they connect places, and the consequences that result from their activity that are of interest here. These consequences are many, but are treated in this chapter in the context of Irish emigration to North America and

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Negotiating identity and place in asylum seeker direct provision accommodation centres

3995 Migrations.qxd:text 5/8/13 11:39 Page 164 9 Betwixt, between and belonging: negotiating identity and place in asylum seeker direct provision accommodation centres Angèle Smith When speaking with Ilissa1 about life in Ireland in the asylum seeker direct provision accommodation centre, she explained that, ‘It will never be your real home – nothing you can do will make it your real home. But you need to make this time and place some kind of home for you, like you belong to something, otherwise you will just go mad.’ (Excerpt from field notes, A. Smith, 24

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Work in an age of mobility

5 Migration and career stories: work in an age of mobility ‘I think it was just a challenge to try and get a job that would probably give us a better life financially’ (David Spencer, emigrated to Sydney 1970, returned to England, 1975).1 One of the newer trends driving British migration patterns of the last four decades, evident in previous chapters, has been a quest for adventure, for global experience and the forging of new lifestyles. Migrants frequently say that this stemmed from dissatisfaction with less material elements of life in Britain, from

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5 Topography and migration Why did Alberto leave the Val Seriana and why did he go to Cremona and take up a job there carrying wine? The legends advance two possible answers, first that his desire to make pilgrimages lured him away and second that a property dispute drove him away. But the lack of corroborating evidence demands that we suspend judgement on these matters, and turn instead to topography, plus the historical experience of several generations in Alberto’s part of the world, to consider what these have to say, not specifically about Alberto

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Introduction This study is based on the premise that in an increasingly globalised world, mobility and cultural contacts are both common aspects of everyday life and complicating factors with respect to national, regional, cultural and communal identities and notions of belonging. Millions of people are migrating, and even those who have never left their homeland are affected by the restlessness of our contemporary world.1 Paul Virilio has pinpointed the urgency and enormous consequences of recent migration: A billion people moving over half a century – that

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The limits of the EU’s external dimension of migration in Africa

13 The EU–Africa migration partnership: the limits of the EU’s external dimension of migration in Africa Tine Van Criekinge The intensification of migratory movement between Africa and Europe since the early 2000s has encouraged renewed political engagement from the EU towards the continent. This engagement has mainly taken the form of migration dialogue between the European Union (EU) and migrant-­sending countries in Africa, aiming to create channels for communication and cooperation between Europe and its southern neighbours. Dialogue with migration

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Globalisation-from-above and globalisation-from-below The relationship between globalisation and migration is complex, in terms of both history and theory; so also are the interrelations between the discourses on globalisation and migration and the artistic phenomena that the Introduction subsumed under the categories of global art and migratory aesthetics. This chapter seeks to draw up an outline of how ‘globalisation’ and ‘migration’ have been articulated in Western discussions of contemporary art since the 1990s, and how the two discourses intersect. The

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