Complicating host-newcomer dualisms: Irish return migrants as home-comers or newcomers?

Show simple item record Ní Laoire, Caitríona 2018-02-20T16:16:52Z 2018-02-20T16:16:52Z 2008
dc.identifier.citation Ni Laoire, C. (2008) 'Challenging host-newcomer dualisms: Irish return migrants as home-comers or newcomers?', Translocations: Migration and Social Change, 4(1), pp. 35-50. en
dc.identifier.volume 4 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 35 en
dc.identifier.endpage 50 en
dc.identifier.issn 2009-0420
dc.description.abstract Popular discourses of contemporary Irish society are often structured on the basis of dualisms which oppose a perceived native/Irish/host community to an imagined foreign/non-Irish/newcomer community. This paper uses the example of Irish return migration to challenge these pervasive dualisms and to highlight the blurred nature of boundaries between host and newcomer. The paper draws on life narrative interviews with recent return migrants to reveal the ways in which they constantly move between the shifting positions of ‘insider’ and ‘outsider’. Migrant narratives of home and return are conceptualised in terms of the ways in which home is inhabited and remembered differently with migration, and as a result is continuously being reprocessed. It is argued that neither home nor belonging are static constructs, and that return migrants constantly re-make and reproduce home and belonging. In this way, they ‘bring home’ to non-migrants the inherent instability of accepted concepts of place, identity and belonging, and in doing so, unsettle powerful imagined insider outsider dualisms. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Dublin City University en
dc.rights © 2008 Ní Laoire. Translocations: Migration and Social Change, An Inter-Disciplinary Open Access E-Journal, ISSN Number: 2009-0420 en
dc.subject Return en
dc.subject Migration en
dc.subject Narrative en
dc.subject Home en
dc.subject Belonging en
dc.subject Irish migration en
dc.title Complicating host-newcomer dualisms: Irish return migrants as home-comers or newcomers? en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Caitriona Ni Laoire, Applied Social Studies, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Translocations: migration and social change en
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