Immigration and Social Change in the Republic of Ireland

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Immigration and social change in the Republic of Ireland addresses the impact of recent, rapid social, economic, political and cultural change on Irish society. It includes chapters on citizenship and constitutional change, returned emigrants, the economic contribution of immigrants, the exploitation of migrant workers, asylum seekers and forced migrants, immigrant communities, politics, integration models and choices and social policy. It will be of immense interest to students of sociology, social policy, human...
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Overview

Immigration and social change in the Republic of Ireland addresses the impact of recent, rapid social, economic, political and cultural change on Irish society. It includes chapters on citizenship and constitutional change, returned emigrants, the economic contribution of immigrants, the exploitation of migrant workers, asylum seekers and forced migrants, immigrant communities, politics, integration models and choices and social policy. It will be of immense interest to students of sociology, social policy, human geography, politics, law and psychology and to general readers interested in racism and social change resulting from immigration. It is a companion volume to Racism and social change in the Republic of Ireland also published by Manchester University Press.
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"Bryan Fanning is the internationally acknowledged expert on the extraordinary sociological phenomenon of an emigrant Ireland being transformed within a decade into an immigrant nation on a spectacular scale. He has put together a fascinating collection of studies of this historic transformation."—Tom Garvin, University College Dublin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780719075841
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Bryan Fanning is Senior Lecturer at the School of Applied Social Science.

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Table of Contents


List of tables and figures     vii
Notes on the contributors     ix
Acknowledgements     xiii
Introduction   Bryan Fanning     1
Racism, rules and rights   Bryan Fanning     6
Children, citizenship and constitutional change   Siobhan Mullally     27
Cherry-picking the diaspora   Katy Hayward   Kevin Howard     47
The economic contribution of immigrants in Ireland   Alan Barrett   Adele Bergin     63
Neo-liberalism and immigration   Kieran Allen     84
Between 'here' and 'there': Nigerian lone mothers in Ireland   Insa Lichtsinn   Angela Veale     99
Forced migration and psychological stress   Dermot Ryan   Ciaran Benson   Barbara Dooley     113
Tuyen Pham: caught between two cultures   Vera Sheridan     129
The 'Bosnian project' in Ireland: a 'vision of divisions'   Maja Halilovic-Pastuovic     153
African Pentecostals in twenty-first-century Ireland: identity and integration   Abel Ugba     168
Getting into politics   Neltah Chadamoyo   Bryan Fanning   Fidele Mutwarasibo     185
Immigrant civicmobilisation   Alice Feldman     198
Integration models and choices   Piaras Mac Einri     214
Integration and social policy   Bryan Fanning     237
Index     259
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