Outsiders inside : whiteness, place, and Irish women / Bronwen Walter.

"Outsiders Inside explores the themes of displacement and the meanings of home for these women and their descendants. This work juxtaposes the visibility of Irish women in the United States with their marginalization in Britain. Bronwen Walter challenges linear notions of migration and assimila...

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Main Author: Walter, Bronwen
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York : Routledge, 2001.
Series:Gender, racism, ethnicity.
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Summary:"Outsiders Inside explores the themes of displacement and the meanings of home for these women and their descendants. This work juxtaposes the visibility of Irish women in the United States with their marginalization in Britain. Bronwen Walter challenges linear notions of migration and assimilation by demonstrating that two forms of identification can be held simultaneously. By exploring the life stories of Irish women living in Britain in the 1990s, she traces the inextricable links between gender, ethnicity and place in these diasporic identities." "In an age when the 'Celtic Tiger' economy and the Northern Ireland peace process are rapidly changing global perceptions of Irishness, this book reminds us that gender and race reamin powerful subtexts. Outsiders Inside moves the empirical study of the Irish diaspora out of the 'ghetto' of Irish Studies and into the mainstream, challenging theorists and policy-makers to pay attention to the issue of white diversity."--Jacket
Physical Description:1 online resource (xii, 306 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-295 and index.
ISBN:0585451591
9780585451596
1134804628
9781134804627
1280320915
9781280320910
Language:English.