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Published: 01 May 2019

288 Pages | 4 black and white illustrations

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781786941800

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Ireland, Migration and Return Migration

The "Returned Yank" in the Cultural Imagination, 1952 to present

Sinéad Moynihan

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool English Texts and Studies LUP

  • The first full-length study of the figure of the "Returned Yank" in the Irish cultural imagination
  • Timely cultural history of return migration to Ireland from the 1950s to the present
  • A cultural history of return migration, an under-examined aspect of Irish diaspora studies
  • Uncovers a wealth of "Returned Yank" narratives beyond The Quiet Man and Angela's Ashes.
  • Considers the vital role the concept of "return migration" has played in discourses of Irish economic recovery since 2008