Racism And Social Change In The Republic Of Ireland

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Racism and Social Change in the Republic of Ireland provides an original and challenging account of racism and Irish society. In the last decade Irish society has visibly changed with the emergence of new immigrant communities of black and ethnic minorities. This book argues that Ireland was never immune from the racist ideologies that governed relationships between the "West and the rest" despite a history of colonial anti-Irish racism. Drawing upon a number of academic disciplines, it focuses on the ...

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Overview

Racism and Social Change in the Republic of Ireland provides an original and challenging account of racism and Irish society. In the last decade Irish society has visibly changed with the emergence of new immigrant communities of black and ethnic minorities. This book argues that Ireland was never immune from the racist ideologies that governed relationships between the "West and the rest" despite a history of colonial anti-Irish racism. Drawing upon a number of academic disciplines, it focuses on the relationship between ideological forms of racism and its consequences upon black and ethnic minorities, and sets out an invaluable critique of racism in Irish society.

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"This book would make a welcome contribution to the study of race and racism in Ireland. Fanning's description of the circumstances faced by the Jewish, traveling, and asylum-seeking communities in Ireland would add to our understanding of racism in Ireland." — Iarfhlaith Watson, University College Dublin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780719064715
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2002
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 0.46 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bryan Fanning is Lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University College Dublin.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Racism in Ireland

3. Nation-building and exclusion

4. Ireland and the Holocaust

5. Refugees and asylum seekers

6. The politics of Traveller exclusion

7. The legacy of anti-Traveller racism

8. Multiculturalism in Ireland

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