New Guests of the Irish Nation
The essays and articles contained in this book bring together efforts to come to terms with ethnic diversity and social change resulting mostly from immigration. They draw upon research by the author since 1999 discrimination against Travellers, asylum seekers, racism in employment, poverty and social exclusion and political responsiveness to immigrants and the aim is to chart evolving debates in an accessible manner. The book develops a stimulating and distinctive position within academic debates on immigration and the politics of Irish identity, one critical of much other literature in the field of Irish studies that seeks to address racism and immigration. In summary, it argues that understandings of ethnic nationalism and ethnic nepotism are crucial to understanding the emerging politics of immigration in Ireland.
Publication Date: 3/9/2009