Other People's Diasporas
Negotiating Race in Contemporary Irish and Irish-American Culture
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: Syracuse University Press
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Front Flap, Title Page, Other Works in the Series, Copyright
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J wish to express my gratitude to the Leverhulme Trust for award-ing me the Early Career Fellowship that enabled me to research and write this book. In July 2007, when the project was still in its nascent stage, I took part in the Clinton Institute for American Studies Sum-mer School at University College Dublin. I am grateful to Professor ...
IntroductionOther People’s Diasporas
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...two issues: the changing face of migration and the death of Frank McCourt, who had passed away two days previously. In the fi rst item, refl ecting on a three-part series by migration correspondent global recession and whether “this period will mark a reversal of workers,” including those living in Ireland (2009a, 17). In the sec-...
1Crossing the Blackand Green AtlanticsJoseph O’Connor’s Fictions of Irish America
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...nearly so long as the commute to, say, Australia which is where Jn the above epigraphs, Joseph O’Connor identifi es the key reversal that took place in Ireland’s migration pattern between the 1980s and the early years of the twenty-fi rst century. The fi rst quotation refers to an anecdote that O’Connor recounts from his university days ...
2“Maybe It Was Riverdance”Roddy Doyle’s Fictions of Multicultural Ireland
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...“We are the blacks of Europe,” observes a character in Roddy Doyle’s novel The Commitments. But that isn’t really true any more. . . . An Irish passport gives you what people in advertising call a reachier punch, I don’t know why. . . . The whole world And it’s as bad since the country went sexy . . . Riverdance and ...
3Playing the Race CardStaging Immigration in Irishand Irish American Drama
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...away. There’s always a decent interval ’til they get on their feet. Then they deliver the old drop-kick to the crotch of some other Jn Janet Noble’s play Away Alone, which opened at the Irish Arts struggle with homesickness, low-paid jobs, and, for the ones without the appropriate work permits, fear of discovery by the authorities. ...
4Stand(ing) Up for the ImmigrantsThe Work of Comedian Des Bishop
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...fuckin’ immigrant that year. Times were different then. There I fuckin’ hate when people give out about Ireland all the time these days. It’s like “The country’s gone to shit.” Yeah? Well, Jn the fi rst episode of the third and fi nal series of Father Ted, which aired on Britain’s Channel 4 on March 15, 1998, Ted and his hap-...
5To Hell’s Kitchen and BackMigration Between Ireland and Americain Contemporary Cinema
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Jn February 2008, a little-known Irish folk band called Hardy Drew and the Nancy Boys, inspired by reports that US presidential candidate Barack Obama had ancestry that could be traced back to Moneygall, County Offaly, wrote a song called “There’s no one as Irish as Barack Obama.” The song received much airplay in Ireland, and, in January ...
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Uhis book is about reversals. In the course of writing it, yet another reversal took place, one that is most usefully illustrated by drawing yet again upon the emigration-immigration dialectic that has pro-vided the impetus for this entire work. On June 23, 2007—some seven weeks after Donoghue’s novel was published—the Irish Times’s ...
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About the Author, Back Flap, Back Cover
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Page Count: 264
Publication Year: 2013
Series Title: Irish Studies
Series Editor Byline: Jim MacKillop