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dc.contributor.creatorScully, Marc
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-09T14:29:53Z
dc.date.available2018-10-09T14:29:53Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationScully, M.D., 2015. "Emigrants in the traditional sense?" Irishness in England, contemporary migration, and collective memory of the 1950s. Irish Journal of Sociology, 23 (2), pp. 133 - 148. DOI: 10.7227/IJS.23.2.9en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10395/2237
dc.description“Emigrants in the traditional sense”? – Irishness in England, contemporary migration, and collective memory of the 1950s.en_US
dc.description.abstractInvocations of the experiences of previous generations of Irish emigrants have been frequent in discussions of the current wave of Irish emigration. This paper considers the mediating effects of viewing contemporary migration through the prism of past migrations. In particular, it is argued that the ‘postmemory’ of 1950s emigration from Ireland, and the experiences of Irish migrants in English cities, forms a transnational dominant narrative, against which the experiences of contemporary migrants are rhetorically arranged. Drawing on interview and focus group extracts from a study of Irish ‘authenticity’ in England, the paper demonstrates how subsequent generations of migrants, and those of Irish descent construct a collective memory of the 1950s experience. It also discusses how this narrative appears in Irish governmental discourses as a conveniently usable past, that seeks to emphasise the agency of contemporary migrants, and in so doing alleviate state responsibility for emigration.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries23;2
dc.rights.urihttps://lra.le.ac.uk/handle/2381/33386en_US
dc.subjectIrish migrationen_US
dc.subjectCollective memoryen_US
dc.subjectDiasporaen_US
dc.subjectTransnationalismen_US
dc.subjectAgencyen_US
dc.title"Emigrants in the traditional sense?" Irishness in England, contemporary migration, and collective memory of the 1950s (pre-print version)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.type.supercollectionmic_published_revieweden_US
dc.description.versionYesen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.7227/IJS.23.2.9


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