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Published: 01 May 2016

348 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9781781383063

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Leaving the North

Migration and Memory, Northern Ireland 1921-2011

Johanne Devlin Trew

Liverpool University Press

  • First book surveying the history of Northern Ireland migration and Diaspora ("putting migration back into history")
  • Methodology combines quantitative AND qualitative approaches, including personal migration narratives, memory theory and a comprehensive review of the statistical record
  • Integrated holistic approach to migration (including immigration, emigration, return migration, multiple migrations, transnationalism)
  • Interrogates identity politics in Northern Ireland uniquely from the 'migrant' perspective, incorporating both the historical and psycho-sociological literature (this has rarely been done)
  • Offers a better understanding of the background to the present challenges of new immigration and building a shared future in Northern Ireland and the UK