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This collection of essays examines the racialized and gendered effects of contemporary politics of belonging, issues which lie at the heart of contemporary political and social lives. It encompasses critical questions of identity and citizenship, inclusion and exclusion, emotional attachments, violent conflicts and local/global relationships. The range – geographically, thematically and theoretically - covered by the chapters reflects current concerns in the world today.

Alterity and Belonging in Diaspora Space: Changing Irish Identities and ‘Race’-Making in the ‘Age of Migration’1
Alterity and belonging in diaspora space: Changing irish identities and ‘race’-making in the ‘age of migration’
AliceFeldman
Introduction

The past decade has been a time of significant transformation in Irish society. One of the most notable catalysts of change has been the recent and rapid shift from being a country of emigration to one of immigration, inaugurating an extraordinary process of ethnic diversification within what has long been considered a ‘monocultural’ society. Migration has thus served as an important measure as well as driver of change, reflecting Ireland's immersion in the global arena and initiating pervasive changes, socially and institutionally.

Scholarship concerning such issues as identity, diversity and social change in Ireland has ...

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