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Breda Gray

M&H 02_Tonra 01 08/04/2014 07:14 Page 34 2 Thinking through Transnational Studies, Diaspora Studies and gender Breda Gray The 1990s saw a proliferation of studies across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences variously invoking the terms transnational(ism) and diaspora in accounting for migration and associated phenomena including transgenerational ethnic identities and cross-border practices. These terms are deployed most often as counterpoints to the assimilation model of immigrant incorporation and the container model of the nation-state. As such

in Women and Irish diaspora identities
Theories, concepts and new perspectives

Bringing together leading authorities on Irish women and migration, this book offers a significant reassessment of the place of women in the Irish diaspora. It demonstrates the important role played by women in the construction of Irish diasporic identities, comparing Irish women's experience in Britain, Canada , New Zealand and the United States. The book considers how the Catholic Church could be a focal point for women's Irish identity in Britain. It examines how members of the Ladies' Orange Benevolent Association (LOBA) maintained a sense of Irish Protestant identity, focused on their associational life in female Orange lodges. The book offers a lens on Irish society, and on countries where they settled, and considerable scope for comparative analysis of the impact of different cultures and societies on women's lives. It reviews key debates in Transnational Studies (TS) and Diaspora Studies (DS) before discussing the particular contribution of DS in framing 1990s study of migrant and non-migrant Irish women. Feminist and queer theory scholarship in Irish DS has begun to address the gender and sexual politics of diaspora by attending to the dynamics of boundary expansion, queering and dissolution. The book suggests that religion can be both a 'bright' and a 'blurry' boundary, while examining how religious identities intersect with ethnicity and gender. It also includes the significance of the categories of gender and generation, and their intersection with ethnicity in the context of the official London St Patrick's Day Festival.

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Irish diaspora studies and women: theories, concepts and new perspectives
D. A. J. MacPherson and Mary J. Hickman

M&H 00_Tonra 01 08/04/2014 07:11 Page 1 INTRODUCTION Irish diaspora studies and women: theories, concepts and new perspectives D. A. J. MacPherson and Mary J. Hickman Popular usage of the term ‘Irish diaspora’ has grown in parallel with the proliferation of academic studies that apply the term to any number of migrant or ethnic groups.1 In an Irish context, during the 1990s President Mary Robinson was at the forefront of public discussion in which the ‘Irish abroad’ became the ‘Irish diaspora’. Robinson’s conception of an Irish diaspora embraced a diverse

in Women and Irish diaspora identities
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Janelle Joseph

create plurilocal homelands throughout the diaspora. The aim is to broaden the understandings of intersectional analyses for those who study race, gender and/or globalisation in sport and it is therefore written from a discursive space where physical cultural studies, black diaspora studies and Caribbean studies overlap. A thorough understanding of the concept of diaspora is necessary in order to

in Sport in the Black Atlantic
Religion, persecution and identity in Britain and Ireland, 1558–1794
J.C.D. Clark

lifting of the persecution of Catholics in her native country. Her book was published not in London, but in Bruges. Who, then, was Lady Lucy Herbert, and what is her significance for diaspora studies? She wrote from exile, for she had taken a decision which many sons and daughters of Catholic reconceptualising diaspora 21 families still took. She was the fourth daughter of William Herbert (c. 1626–96), first marquess of Powis, servant of James II and duke of Powis (1689) in the Jacobite creation, who after 1689 had left his magnificent seat, Powis Castle in

in British and Irish diasporas
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D. A. J. MacPherson

‘respectable’ and ‘feminine’ while claiming the public space of the streets as theirs. In addition to theoretical considerations of gender, this book has been informed by recent interdisciplinary work in diaspora studies.31 In 2003, Kevin Kenny outlined some of the problems with the adoption of the term ‘diaspora’ in Irish ethnic and migration history.32 Surveying the broadening out of its definition from classical dispersion and exile from homeland to encompass any type of migration or ethnic identity, Kenny called for a more precise usage of the term that focused on

in Women and the Orange Order
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The scattered Irish
Patrick O’Leary

the ambit of Irish diaspora studies than the transitory involvement of small numbers of Irishmen in the affairs of the Indian subcontinent. However, transience has not precluded the existence of a considerable historiography of Irish temporary emigration. 12 Temporary emigration was a common feature of Irish life before the study period, with seasonal migrations from the south-eastern counties to

in Servants of the empire
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Marjory Harper

Recent years have seen an upsurge of interest in the study of migration, emigration and immigration, at both scholarly and popular levels. Throughout Europe, North America and the Antipodes, the enduring popularity of diaspora studies is reflected in numerous research projects and publications, as well as teaching, media and museum coverage, cultural tourism and the promotional and co-ordinating work of bodies such as the Association of European Migration Institutions. 1 But despite all this activity one crucial theme

in Emigrant homecomings
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Laura Chrisman

introduction 21/12/04 11:04 am Page 1 Introduction This book has evolved over nine years. The year 1993 saw the publication of my co-edited Colonial Discourse and Post-colonial Theory: A Reader, which was the first anthology of postcolonial cultural studies to appear in print.1 Since then the field has rapidly expanded into a major academic industry.2 Diaspora studies, black Atlantic studies, transnational studies, globalisation studies, comparative empire studies have emerged alongside and within the original field. My responses to the field’s developments

in Postcolonial contraventions
The intersections of language, space and time
Bettina Migge and Mary Gilmartin

. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Gilmartin, M. and A. White (2008) ‘Revisiting contemporary Irish migration: new geographies of mobility and belonging’, Irish Geography, 41:2, 143–9. Gilmartin, M., J.A. O’Connell and B. Migge (2008) ‘Lithuanians in Ireland’, Oikos: Lithuanian Migration and Diaspora Studies, 5:1, 49–62. King-O’Riain, R. (2008) ‘Target earning/learning, settling or trampolining: Polish and Chinese immigrants in Ireland’, Irish Geography, 41:2, 211–23. Kropiwiec, K. with R. Chiyoko King-O’Riain (2006) Polish Migrant Workers in Ireland. Dublin

in Migrations