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Gilmartin M.
2013
September
Social Identities
British migrants and Irish anxieties
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Britain Ireland migration postcolonial theory
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There is a long history of migration from Britain to Ireland, but it is rarely theorised as migration. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources as well as ongoing qualitative research, this paper makes visible the extended presence of British nationals, as migrants, in Ireland. In discussing the conflicted geographies of belonging of recent British migrants to Ireland, the paper highlights the ways in which postcolonial and nationalist discourses may suggest boundaries to belonging. However, these boundaries are undermined by the positioning of British migrants as not-quite-migrants in the changing landscape of migration in contemporary Ireland. © 2013 © 2013 Taylor & Francis.
1350-4630
10.1080/13504630.2013.835513
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