Rethinking the Irish Diaspora: After the Gathering (Migration) (Paperback)
Introduction: Gathering Tensions; Johanne Devlin Trew and Michael Pierse.Part I: Policy Contexts and Political Change.1: Diaspora engagement in Ireland, North and South, in the shadow of Brexit; Johanne Devlin Trew.2: The Irish government's diaspora strategy: Towards a care agenda; Mark Boyle and Adrian Kavanagh.3: The need for a national diaspora centre in Ireland; Brian Lambkin.4: Marriage equality North and South: The journey after The Gathering; Danielle Mackle.Part II: Echoes from History and Irish Imaginaries.5: Bringing it all back home: the fluctuating reputation of James Orr (1770-1816), Ulster-Scots Poet and Irish Patriot; Carol Baraniuk.6: Gathering Antipathy: Irish Immigrants and Race in America's Age of Emancipation; Brian Kelly.Part III: Hidden Diasporas.7: Hidden diasporas: Second and third generation Irish in England and Scotland; Bronwen Walter.8: Placeless patriots: The misplaced loyalty of The Middle Nation; Ultan Cowley.9: Rafferty's Return: Diaspora and dislocation in Edna O Brien's Shovel Kings; Tony Murray.10: "Coeval but out of kilter" diaspora, modernity and 'authenticity' in Irish emigrant worker writing; Michael Pierse.Epilogue; Johanne Devlin Trew and Michael Pierse.
Dr Johanne Devlin Trew is Lecturer in the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences, Ulster University, UK. Her research explores migration, diaspora, memory and historical narratives and she is the author of Leaving the North: Migration & Memory, Northern Ireland, 1921-2011 (2013). Dr Michael Pierse is Lecturer in Irish Literature at Queen's University Belfast. His research mainly explores the writing and cultural production of Irish working-class life, and over recent years has expanded into new multi-disciplinary themes. He is the author of Writing Ireland's Working-Class: Dublin After O'Casey (2011).