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The negotiation of belonging and family life
Liam Coakley

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

in Migrations
The everyday lives of African migrants
Authors: Mark Maguire and Fiona Murphy

During the past fifteen years, many thousands of people have passed through the Irish asylum system, especially migrants from Africa. Public debates in Ireland, in common with other EU Member States, have been framed by ‘integration’ discourse. However, not enough is known about lived experiences of integration, especially among former asylum seekers and their families. This book builds on several years of in-depth ethnographic research to provide a striking portrait of the integration experiences of African migrants in Dundalk, Drogheda and Dublin. The book draws on contemporary anthropological theory to explore labour integration, civic and political participation, religion, education and youth identity. The stories of several key research participants are threaded through the book. The book draws out the rich voices of African migrants who struggle in their everyday lives to overcome racism and exclusion and, yet, are producing new cultural formations and generating reasons for societal hope. Set against the backdrop of a severe economic crisis and the ever-present hand of neo-liberal policies, this book is about everyday struggles and new visions for the future.

German Responses to the June 2019 Mission of the Sea-Watch 3
Klaus Neumann

’, Inside Story , 12 July , https://insidestory.org.au/the-remarkable-deeds-of-captain-rackete/ (accessed 28 July 2020). Neumann , K. (forthcoming), ‘ Rights-Bearing Migrants and the Rightfulness of Their Rescue: The Emergence of a “New Model of Humanitarian Engagement” at Europe’s Borders ’, in Fiori , J. , Espada , F. , Rigon , A. , Taithe , B. and Zakaria , R. (eds), Amidst the Debris: Humanitarianism and the End of Liberal Order ( London : Hurst ). Nossiter , A. ( 2016 ), ‘ A French Underground Railroad, Moving African Migrants ’, The

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Paul Darby, James Esson, and Christian Ungruhe

approach, experience and navigate their post-playing-career trajectories and livelihoods. Thus, after situating our discussion within the extant literature on career transitions in sport, this chapter interrogates how former players continue to negotiate an envisaged social mobility through the professional game and evaluates how they come to terms with their career achievements and failures. This enables us to conceptualise African migrant footballers’ quest for social mobility as an ongoing transnational process that occurs throughout their life course, from the

in African football migration
Paul Darby, James Esson, and Christian Ungruhe

, socio-cultural and sporting challenges. This illustrates how African migrant players act and are acted upon within the social infrastructure of the football industry in these settings. In detailing players’ experiences in new socio-cultural, political and economic environments, we show how the structural conditions and actors they encounter relegate them to subordinate positions of power and expose them to racialisation and racism. Our analyses here, and particularly with reference to the career courses of John, Demba and Jordan, also illustrate that despite what is

in African football migration
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Ireland in a global world
Series: Irish Society

Migration to and from Ireland is often the subject of definitive claims. During the 1980s, migration from Ireland was most commonly described as a brain drain. Despite the constant flows and counterflows, academic studies tend to focus on just one direction of movement, reflecting dominant concerns at particular points in time. The 1950s and the 1980s are characterized as decades of emigration, the Celtic Tiger era as a period of immigration, and the current recession is manifest as a return to mass emigration. This book addresses the three key themes from a variety of spatial, temporal and theoretical perspectives. The theme of networks is addressed. Transnational loyalist networks acted both to facilitate the speaking tours of loyalist speakers and to re-translate the political meanings and messages being communicated by the speakers. The Irish Catholic Church and specifically its re-working of its traditional pastoral, lobbying and development role within Irish emigrant communities, is discussed. By highlighting three key areas such as motives, institutions and strategies, and support infrastructures, the book suggests that the Irish experience offers a nuanced understanding of the different forms of networks that exist between a state and its diaspora, and shows the importance of working to support the self-organization of the diaspora. Perceptions of belonging both pre- and postmigration encouraged ethnographic research in six Direct Provision asylum accommodation centres across Ireland. Finally, the book provides insights into the intersections between 'migrancy' and other social categories including gender, nationality and class/position in the labour hierarchy.

Aspirations, experiences and trajectories

Africans have long graced football fields around the world. The success of icons such as Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba and Mohamed Salah has fuelled the migratory projects of countless male youth across the African continent who dream of following in their footsteps. Using over a decade of ethnographic research, African Football Migration captures the historical, geographical and regulatory features of this migratory process. The book uncovers and traces the myriad actors, networks and institutions that impact the ability of children and youth across the continent to realise social mobility through football’s global production network. This sheds critical light on how young people are trying to negotiate contemporary barriers to social becoming erected by neoliberal capitalism. It also generates original interdisciplinary perspectives on the complex interplay between structural forces and human agency as young players navigate an industry rife with commercial speculation. A select few are fortunate enough to reach the elite levels of the game and build a successful career overseas. Significantly, the book vividly illustrates how for the vast majority, the outcome of ‘trying their luck’ through football is involuntary immobility in post-colonial Africa. These findings are complemented by rare empirical insights from transnational African migrants at the margins of the global football industry and those navigating precarious post-playing-career lives. In unpacking these issues, African Football Migration offers fresh perspectives on the transnational strategies deployed by youth and young men striving to improve their life chances, and the role that mobility – imagined and enacted – plays in these struggles.

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Paul Darby, James Esson, and Christian Ungruhe

than the envisaged, experience is fraught with difficulties. Adjusting to and being accepted in new locales that are perceived as culturally, socially and climatically different from those from which migrant players departed bring a range of challenges. Of particular significance here is the fact that African migrant players’ professional and personal lives, particularly in Europe, are frequently tainted by racialisation and racism. In outlining how they respond to this, we showed how they engage in processes of ‘self-charismatisation’. This involves migrant players

in African football migration
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Paul Darby, James Esson, and Christian Ungruhe

migration, and what are the outcomes? How do African players experience and navigate transnational moves and professional careers ‘outside’, including irregular football-related migration? What are the post-playing-career trajectories of former African migrant football players and how do they experience their lives after retirement? Once we have outlined the undulations of Lamptey's personal biography, we reflect on how his experiences as a young footballer in Ghana, his career

in African football migration
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Mark Maguire and Fiona Murphy

Ireland grew at an astonishing rate: in 1992 there were thirty-nine applications for asylum; in 2001 there were just over 10,000 applications (see Mac Éinrí and White 2008: 3817 Integration, locality 2nd version:Layout 1 2 22/6/12 12:45 Page 2 Integration in Ireland: lives of African migrants 153–154). Initially, neither the requisite legislation nor the resources were in place to ‘manage’ this form of migration, and asylum seekers were perceived to be too close to mainstream welfare and housing provision.1 Moreover, the so-called Celtic Tiger economic boom put

in Integration in Ireland