Devlin Trew, Johanne (2010) Reluctant diasporas of Northern Ireland: Migrant narratives of home, conflict, difference. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 36 (4). pp. 541-560. [Journal article]
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This article discusses diaspora with specific regard to Northern Ireland as a contestedhomeland, now vaunted as a post-conflict zone. Taking a practice-led approach,I examine evidence of diasporic consciousness and transnational practices through life narrative interviews with migrants from Northern Ireland during two studies oncontemporary migration (200408). I conclude that developing a sense of belonging tothe Irish diaspora may be problematic for Catholics, Protestants and others originatingwithin the contested space of Northern Ireland. I suggest that studying local and familydiasporas in the Irish context, with a focus on individual agency, may ultimately be moreuseful in understanding migration and its impact on processes of identity formation.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Keywords:||Northern Ireland; migration; life narratives; diaspora; home|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Arts > School of English and History|
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > Institute of Ulster Scots Studies
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy|
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
|Deposited By:||Dr Johanne Devlin Trew|
|Deposited On:||16 May 2010 13:01|
|Last Modified:||06 Nov 2012 14:41|
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