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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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 ...
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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 âthis period will mark a reversal of workers,â including those living in Ireland (2009a, 17). In the sec-...
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...nearly so long as the commute to, say, Australia which is where Jn the above epigraphs, Joseph OâConnor identifi es the key reversal that took place in Irelandâs migration pattern between the 1980s and the early years of the twenty-fi rst century. The fi rst quotation refers to an anecdote that OâConnor recounts from his university days ...
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...âWe are the blacks of Europe,â observes a character in Roddy Doyleâs novel The Commitments. But that isnât really true any more.Â .Â .Â . An Irish passport gives you what people in advertising call a reachier punch, I donât know why.Â .Â .Â . The whole world And itâs as bad since the country went sexy .Â .Â . Riverdance and ...
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...away. Thereâs always a decent interval âtil they get on their feet. Then they deliver the old drop-kick to the crotch of some other Jn Janet Nobleâs 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. ...
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...fuckinâ immigrant that year. Times were different then. There I fuckinâ hate when people give out about Ireland all the time these days. Itâs like âThe countryâs gone to shit.â Yeah? Well, Jn the fi rst episode of the third and fi nal series of Father Ted, which aired on Britainâs Channel 4 on March 15, 1998, Ted and his hap-...
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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 âThereâs no one as Irish as Barack Obama.â 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, 2007âsome seven weeks after Donoghueâs novel was publishedâthe Irish Timesâs ...
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Page Count: 264
Publication Year: 2013
Series Title: Irish Studies
Series Editor Byline: Jim MacKillop