Ireland, Immigration and Racism
|Starts:||13:00 17 Mar 2016|
|Ends:||14:00 17 Mar 2016|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
This focus of this seminar is upon the academic literature on racism in Ireland that has emerged during the last two decades. In effect, this literature has sought to understand how and to what extent racism has informed and defined Irish responses to immigrants and ethnic minorities. Analyses of the 2004 Citizenship Referendum and other Irish responses to immigration have variously emphasized state racism drawing on David Goldberg’s conception of the racial state or, alternatively, the role of nationalism and of ethnic nepotism - the primacy of solidarity with co-ethnics. The emphasis here is upon the macro-levels of the Irish state Irish nation and Ireland’s dominant ethos as distinct from on-the-ground experiences of racism and institutional barriers to the recognition and redress of these.
Professor Bryan Fanning is a Professor in the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice at University College Dublin. Professor Fanning is a leading scholar on the topics of racism and immigration studies within ‘new’ migration destinations specifically within the Republic of Ireland. His work is also concerned with understanding intellectual history and the welfare economy. He has a longstanding research interests in the politics of community participation in the United Kingdom with a particular focus on Tottenham and the London Borough of Haringey. He is a proponent of examining racism through a historical lens in relation to nation building, nationalism and post-colonial identities. A member of the Migration and Citizenship Research Initiative in University College Dublin and currently on the editorial board of The Irish Journal of Sociology and formerly of Translocations he sits on the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland (HETI).
There is no need to book a place but please come early to avail of the light lunch provided.
After this seminar Professor Fanning will launch his new monograph with Manchester University Press 'Irish Adventures in Nation Building'.
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Whitworth Council Chamber