Racism In The Irish Experience
Ireland’s unique position as the only state in the European Union to have been colonised, coupled with the ambivalent experiences of Irish people within the British Empire, means that issues of ‘race’ in Ireland are overlaid by complex social and historical forces. This book is a unique analysis of the racialisation of Irish identities. The author examines key phases in the historical development of an Irish 'racial' consciousness, including 16th century colonisation and 19th century immigration to America and Great Britain. He then examines the legacy of this relationship, both in terms of the new migration into Ireland and relations with indigenous minorities -- travellers and Irish Jews. Garner explores the problematic links between nationalist ideologies and racism. He assesses the economic, social and political factors framing the experience of minorities in contemporary Ireland, and places these in a broader European context.
31 pages matching distinction in this book
Results 1-3 of 31
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Suggested Specific Characteristics of Irish Racism
Indicators of Potential Labour Supply
Proportion Employed in each NACE Economic Sector
19 other sections not shown
Africans Americans anti-racist appears areas argues argument asylum asylum-seekers attempt attitudes become Britain British Catholic cent century Chapter civilisation claims collective colonial constructed contemporary context culture diaspora difference discourse distinction dominant Dublin early economic element emerges emigration Empire employment English equal European example experience expressed factors figures forces foreign former groups historical Home ideas identity ideological immigrants important income increase indicates involved Ireland Irish issue Italy Jews labour late less means migrants minorities Moreover movement nation nationalist nature nineteenth century organisation particular period permits political population position practices Protestant question race racial racialised racism referred refugees relation relationship relatively represented response result rise Rule shows social society space specific status surveys Table Travellers values viewed workers