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Anne Ring Petersen

The artist as migrant worker The burgeoning of contemporary art, and ideas about art, from non-Western countries is altering previous expectations of art created outside Westerndominated art scenes, and with the increasing prominence of non-Western art comes the need for profound changes in the Western-dominated methodologies and perspectives of curators, critics and art historians.1 Art today is on the move, and so are the perspectives on it. Or they should be if we are to develop decolonising and ‘de-Westernising’ art historical approaches, which not only

in Migration into art
Author: Mary Gilmartin

Migration is one of the key issues in Ireland today. This book provides a new and original approach to understanding contemporary Irish migration and immigration, showing that they are processes that need to be understood together. It focuses on four key themes (work, social connections, culture and belonging) that are common to the experiences of immigrants, emigrants and internal migrants. The Gathering was an Irish government initiative held during 2013, bringing together festivals, concerts, seminars, family reunions under one convenient label, using it as a marketing campaign to encourage members of the Irish diaspora to visit Ireland. The 'Currents of Migration' map, together with the nuances of Ravenstein's discussion of migration, offer us a useful way to think about how we might map migration to and from Ireland. The emphasis on a close relationship between migration decisions and work has resulted in a wide range of research on the topic. The book describes social connections: on the ways in which we create, maintain and extend their social connections through the experience of migration. Migrants change the cultural structures and productions of particular places, and these changes may be welcomed to an extent, particularly in aspiring or already global cities. The temptations and complications of belonging become even more evident in association with migration. The book concludes by advocating for a place-based approach to migration, showing how this focus on Ireland as a specific place adds to our more general knowledge about migration as a process and as a lived experience.

Young people in migrant worker families in Ireland
Naomi Tyrrell

2 ‘Of course I’m not Irish’: young people in migrant worker families in Ireland Naomi Tyrrell The volume of research on (and with) migrant children and young people has been increasing in recent years but this often focuses on migrants who are deemed to be particularly vulnerable (see White, Ní Laoire, Tyrrell et al., 2011), such as those seeking asylum, and tends to portray a narrow definition of who migrant children and young people are. At the same time, the popular concept of transnationalism and the study of migrants’ lives across borders have been

in Spacing Ireland
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Mary Gilmartin

considering health care migration more broadly, it is possible to show how skilled and unskilled migration intersect, and how both are connected to complex patterns of both internal and international migration. Second, I look at inadvertent migrant workers: people whose main motivation for migration is not necessarily work, but who become part of the labour force in their new homes for a variety of reasons. This includes students and migrants on working holiday visas who, as migrant workers in different contexts, share similar experiences of precarity and marginalisation

in Ireland and migration in the twenty-first century
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Mobilities, networks and the making of colonial medical culture
Markku Hokkanen

important intermediaries and middle figures for Western medicine and Protestant Christianity (within and beyond Malawi). These mission centres can also be seen as nodal points in the expanding network of Malawian migrant workers across Southern Africa: former pupils could be found in medical jobs in the colonial centres of South Africa and the Rhodesias in particular. The late Roy Porter famously posed an

in Medicine, mobility and the empire
Making work pay
Sally Daly

attempts to situate the behaviour and actions of growers and workers in relation to local and global economic processes.1 It explores how uneven production within horticulture, aligned with changes to state welfare provisions following accession of the EU-12, has impacted on migrant workers and their families. The migrant workforce has made it possible for Irish growers to invest in specific cropping choices in order to maintain production in a highly competitive market. Even with post-Celtic Tiger Ireland’s rising unemployment rates, rescaling and adaptations within the

in Spacing Ireland
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Murray Stewart Leith and Duncan Sim

describe some of the historical patterns of migration and the groups who help to make up current Scottish society. Patterns of immigration up to the 1930s Undoubtedly the largest influx of migrants to Scotland occurred during the nineteenth century with the movement of Irish families following the potato famine. Some seasonal migration had taken place for many years with Irish workers seeking employment in agriculture, picking fruit and potatoes (MacRaild 2011 ), and this continued into the twentieth century. As migrant workers, they often lived in appalling

in Scotland
Polish migrants in the Irish labour market
Torben Krings, Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Alicja Bobek and Justyna Salamońska

how Ireland’s open and flexible labour market was able to integrate large-scale migrant inflows from the NMS without leading to major displacement of local workers. However, in the context of ‘light’ labour market regulation, incidents of migrant worker underpayment occurred which became an issue of concern in particular for the Irish trade union movement. In negotiations for a new social partnership agreement, unions succeeded with their demands for a stronger re-regulation of labour standards. However, the future of the regulation of labour standards remains

in New mobilities in Europe
Bryan Fanning

lives. The focus of this chapter is the role of capabilities, social capital and cultural capital as distinct layers of resources that might facilitate functional i­ ntegration. Fanning_01_Text.indd 81 23/11/2010 14:05 82 Immigration and social cohesion I have coined the term ‘functional integration’ to denote what migrant workers themselves might consider as viable lives in the host society as distinct from host-society integration goals. It draws on Sen’s uses of the term ‘functionings’ to denote what a person can do with the resources and choices at their

in Immigration and social cohesion in the Republic of Ireland
Bethany Waterhouse-Bradley

resurgence of immigration to Northern Ireland. In the mid to late 2000s, migrant workers from Eastern Europe arrived at a rate previously unseen in the region. 1 The increase in migrants living in Northern Ireland from this part of Europe was dramatic; going from 250 people in the 2001 Census to 32,400 in the most recent Census of 2011. 2 At its peak in 2007, following the expansion of the European Union, Northern Ireland experienced the sharpest rise in the rate of immigration of any region of the UK, 3 as migrant workers from Eastern and Central European countries

in Immigrants as outsiders in the two Irelands