'Settling back'? A biographical and life-course perspective on Ireland's recent return migration

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dc.contributor.author Ní Laoire, Caitríona
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-29T13:39:55Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-29T13:39:55Z
dc.date.issued 2008-07
dc.identifier.citation Ni Laoire, C.; (2008) ''Settling back'? A biographical and life-course perspective on Ireland's recent return migration'. Irish Geography, 41 (2):195-210. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00750770802076968 en
dc.identifier.volume 41 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 195 en
dc.identifier.endpage 210 en
dc.identifier.issn 1939-4055
dc.identifier.issn 0075-0778
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/939
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/00750770802076968
dc.description.abstract This paper uses a biographical and life-course perspective to explore some of the key narratives of return among return migrants to Ireland, focusing in particular on the themes of family, child-rearing, relationship breakdown and ‘settling down’. The ways in which return migrants use the concept of life-course transitions in order to make sense of and narrate their migration stories is explored. I argue that their narratives reflect a normative association of life stage with place, and that return migration reflects the ways in which key events in the individual life course transitions and family life cycles of 1980s emigrants have intersected with processes of economic and social transformation in Ireland. This occurs within the context of heteronormative and kinship-based ideals of Irish culture and of powerful myths of return. The data used in the paper is taken from the Narratives of Migration and Return research project, a north south cross-border project which assembled an oral archive of 92 return migrant life narratives. In the paper, I draw on 33 of the interviews conducted in the south, which focused on the cohort of return migrants who had emigrated in the 1980s. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.rights © 2008 Geographical Society of Ireland. This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Caitríona Ní Laoire (2008): ‘Settling back’? A biographical and life-course perspective on Ireland's recent return migration, Irish Geography, 41:2, 195-210. © 2008 Geographical Society of Ireland, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00750770802076968. en
dc.subject Return migration en
dc.subject Biographical approach en
dc.subject Life-course transitions en
dc.subject Narratives en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.title 'Settling back'? A biographical and life-course perspective on Ireland's recent return migration en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://research.ucc.ie/profiles/A012/cnilaoire en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Caitriona Ni Laoire, Applied Social Studies, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: c.nilaoire@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2013-01-29T13:28:30Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 54800163
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Geography en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress c.nilaoire@ucc.ie en

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