Race and Immigration in Contemporary Ireland

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This article, published in New Geographies of Race and Racism (edited by Claire Dwyer and Caroline Bressey) focuses on the geography of race and immigration in the Irish context. In recent years geographers interested in ethnicity, ‘race’ and racism have extended their focus from examining geographies of segregation and racism to exploring cultural politics, social practice and everyday geographies of identity and experience. The book’s edited collection illustrates this new work and includes research on youth and new ethnicities; the contested politics of ‘race’ and racism; intersections of ethnicity, religion and ‘race’ and the theorisation and interrogation of whiteness. Case studies from the UK and Ireland focus on the intersections of ‘race’ and nation and the specificities of place in discourses of racilisation and identity. A key feature of the book is its engagement with a range of methodological approaches to examining the significance of race including ethnography, visual methodologies and historical analysis.

Author(s):Una Crowley, Mary Gilmartin and Rob Kitchin
Publication Date:01 Sep 2008
Geographic Focus:Ireland
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