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Leaving the north : migration and memory, Northern Ireland 1921-2011, Johanne Devlin Trew

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Leaving the north : migration and memory, Northern Ireland 1921-2011
Title
Leaving the north
Title remainder
migration and memory, Northern Ireland 1921-2011
Statement of responsibility
Johanne Devlin Trew
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'Leaving the North' is the first book that provides a comprehensive survey of Northern Ireland migration since 1921. Based largely on the personal memories of emigrants who left Northern Ireland from the 1920s to the 2000s, the book traces their multigenerational experiences of leaving Northern Ireland and adapting to life abroad, with some later returning to a society still mired in conflict. Contextualised by a review of the statistical and policy record, the emigrants' stories reveal that contrary to its well-worn image as an inward-looking place - 'such narrow ground' - Northern Ireland has a rather dynamic migration history, demonstrating that its people have long been looking outward as well as inward, well connected with the wider world. But how many departed and where did they go? And what of Northern Ireland diaspora? How has the view of the 'troubled' homeland from abroad, especially among expatriates, contributed to progress along the road to peace? In addressing these questions, the book treats the relationship between migration, sectarianism and conflict, immigration and racism, and repatriation and the Peace process with particular attention to the experience of Northern Ireland migrants in the two principal receiving societies - Britain and Canada. With the emigration of young people once again on the increase due to the economic downturn, it is perhaps timely to learn from the experiences of the people who have been 'leaving the North' over many decades; not only to acknowledge their departure but in the hope that we might better understand the challenges and opportunities that migration and diaspora may present. -- Publisher's description
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Trew, Johanne Devlin
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Northern Ireland
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Label
Leaving the north : migration and memory, Northern Ireland 1921-2011, Johanne Devlin Trew
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 284-329) and index
Contents
Abbreviations -- List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: 'The truth about stories': Personal perspectives on Ulster migration -- Arthur and me -- Part I. Theory, history and demography -- 1. History, memory, migration: Diaspora, migration and identity -- Life stories and migration research -- Oral history and Irish migration -- Oral narrative research in the context of societal conflict -- Migration, time and generation -- Memory and emotion in migration research -- History, memory and postmemory -- Mechanisms of autobiographical memory -- Reminiscence bump -- Structure of life stories -- 2. Northern Ireland: Migration history and demography -- Demographic summary -- British Empire migration -- Assisted emigration schemes -- Northern Ireland: Migration and empire -- Interwar migration, 1920s-1930s -- Post-War migration, 1940s-1960s -- Characteristics of migrants, 1920s-1960s -- Migration, 1970s-2000 -- Migration since 2001 -- Refugees and asylum seekers -- Conclusion: An all-Ulster perspective -- Part II. Voices of migration and return -- 3. 'They were always missed, they were always mentioned': Migration, generation and family history -- Memory, generation and emigration: Roseena's story -- Understanding migration and generation -- Families, histories, emotions -- 'She grieved him all her life': Narrating migration and loss -- 'It was just all land and trees': Narrating settlement and return -- 'It was a culture shock': Narrating generation and immigration -- Conclusion -- 4. 'Are you Catholic or Protestant?' Religion, migration and identity -- Majorities and minorities: 'Reality is often not what you would wish it to be' -- Majorities and minorities in Northern Ireland -- The demography of Northern Ireland migration and religion -- Religion, migration and conflict -- Religion, migration and 'brain drain' -- 'A big black cloud had lifted': Leaving the North -- 'Are you Catholic or Protestant?' Religion and identity abroad -- 'They don't see Northerners as Irish': Encounters in 'Diaspora space' -- 'There's nothing wrong in being British and Irish': Migration and identity -- Conclusion -- 5. 'Doubly invisible': Being Northern Irish in Britain -- 'Northern Ireland's my soul': Home and identity in Britain -- The Irish in Britain: Demography and visibility -- 'No different than the nineteenth century': Being a Presbyterian navvy -- 'Pagan England': Family migration to and from Britain -- 'Flying the flag': Doing business in England -- 'The people with hair left': Social exclusion in Northern Ireland and Britain -- 'Traumatised by being an Irish person in England': Suffering, silence and victimhood -- Conclusion -- 6. 'A very tolerant country': Immigration to Canada -- Brave new world -- Canada, British and Irish migration -- 'Is this what I came to Canada for?' Interwar immigration -- 'The horizons go on forever': Post-war immigration -- 'Second-class Canadian': 1970s immigration -- 'Amazing credentials and they don't get work': Immigration since the 1980s -- 'A very tolerant country': Life in the 'peaceable kingdom' -- 'The secret of Canada': Conclusion -- 7. 'I'm back where I belong': Return migration -- Returning home: 'I'm back where I belong' -- Return migration: definitions -- Dream of return: 'Nobody knows me there' -- Failed return: 'Take your political views and shut up' -- No return: 'Not in my name' -- After return: 'We found we were in trouble with both sides' -- Transnational returning: 'A dream that I would have' -- Ultimate return: 'I don't want to go home to live, I want to go home to die' -- Epilogue: 'I can't see myself leaving and I can't see myself going back' -- Postcript: Lost generations -- Notes and references -- Bibliography -- List of interviews -- Index
Control code
ocn861322632
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 348 p.
Isbn
9781846319402
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Leaving the north : migration and memory, Northern Ireland 1921-2011, Johanne Devlin Trew
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 284-329) and index
Contents
Abbreviations -- List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: 'The truth about stories': Personal perspectives on Ulster migration -- Arthur and me -- Part I. Theory, history and demography -- 1. History, memory, migration: Diaspora, migration and identity -- Life stories and migration research -- Oral history and Irish migration -- Oral narrative research in the context of societal conflict -- Migration, time and generation -- Memory and emotion in migration research -- History, memory and postmemory -- Mechanisms of autobiographical memory -- Reminiscence bump -- Structure of life stories -- 2. Northern Ireland: Migration history and demography -- Demographic summary -- British Empire migration -- Assisted emigration schemes -- Northern Ireland: Migration and empire -- Interwar migration, 1920s-1930s -- Post-War migration, 1940s-1960s -- Characteristics of migrants, 1920s-1960s -- Migration, 1970s-2000 -- Migration since 2001 -- Refugees and asylum seekers -- Conclusion: An all-Ulster perspective -- Part II. Voices of migration and return -- 3. 'They were always missed, they were always mentioned': Migration, generation and family history -- Memory, generation and emigration: Roseena's story -- Understanding migration and generation -- Families, histories, emotions -- 'She grieved him all her life': Narrating migration and loss -- 'It was just all land and trees': Narrating settlement and return -- 'It was a culture shock': Narrating generation and immigration -- Conclusion -- 4. 'Are you Catholic or Protestant?' Religion, migration and identity -- Majorities and minorities: 'Reality is often not what you would wish it to be' -- Majorities and minorities in Northern Ireland -- The demography of Northern Ireland migration and religion -- Religion, migration and conflict -- Religion, migration and 'brain drain' -- 'A big black cloud had lifted': Leaving the North -- 'Are you Catholic or Protestant?' Religion and identity abroad -- 'They don't see Northerners as Irish': Encounters in 'Diaspora space' -- 'There's nothing wrong in being British and Irish': Migration and identity -- Conclusion -- 5. 'Doubly invisible': Being Northern Irish in Britain -- 'Northern Ireland's my soul': Home and identity in Britain -- The Irish in Britain: Demography and visibility -- 'No different than the nineteenth century': Being a Presbyterian navvy -- 'Pagan England': Family migration to and from Britain -- 'Flying the flag': Doing business in England -- 'The people with hair left': Social exclusion in Northern Ireland and Britain -- 'Traumatised by being an Irish person in England': Suffering, silence and victimhood -- Conclusion -- 6. 'A very tolerant country': Immigration to Canada -- Brave new world -- Canada, British and Irish migration -- 'Is this what I came to Canada for?' Interwar immigration -- 'The horizons go on forever': Post-war immigration -- 'Second-class Canadian': 1970s immigration -- 'Amazing credentials and they don't get work': Immigration since the 1980s -- 'A very tolerant country': Life in the 'peaceable kingdom' -- 'The secret of Canada': Conclusion -- 7. 'I'm back where I belong': Return migration -- Returning home: 'I'm back where I belong' -- Return migration: definitions -- Dream of return: 'Nobody knows me there' -- Failed return: 'Take your political views and shut up' -- No return: 'Not in my name' -- After return: 'We found we were in trouble with both sides' -- Transnational returning: 'A dream that I would have' -- Ultimate return: 'I don't want to go home to live, I want to go home to die' -- Epilogue: 'I can't see myself leaving and I can't see myself going back' -- Postcript: Lost generations -- Notes and references -- Bibliography -- List of interviews -- Index
Control code
ocn861322632
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 348 p.
Isbn
9781846319402
Other physical details
ill.

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