African asylum seekers and refugees in both Irelands

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the everyday life experiences of African asylum seekers and refugees on the island of Ireland in order to consider the different notions of belonging, ‘racisms’ (Garner 2010) and integration at play on the island. Key to our thinking herein is the fact that asylum seekers and refugees’ experiences in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are differently fashioned through two distinct immigration systems, as well as two distinct national, historical and socio-economic contexts (Murphy and Vieten 2017). While both parts of the island share much in terms of historical experience, there is little doubt that Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have come to be differently shaped.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImmigrants as outsiders in the two Irelands
EditorsBryan Fanning, Lucy Michael
PublisherManchester University Press
Chapter5
Pages58-71
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-1-5261-4559-8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Refugees
  • Northern Ireland
  • Sectarianism
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Racisms

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