Women and Irish diaspora identities

Theories, concepts and new perspectives

Edited by D. A. J. MacPherson, Mary Hickman

Hardback - £80.00

Publication date:

31 August 2014

Length of book:

200 pages


Manchester University Press



ISBN-13: 9780719089473

Bringing together leading authorities on Irish women and migration, this book offers a significant reassessment of the place of women in the Irish diaspora. It compares Irish women across the globe over the last two centuries, setting this research in the context of recent theoretical developments in the study of diaspora. This collection demonstrates the important role played by women in the construction of Irish diasporic identities, assessing Irish women's experience in Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. This book develops a conversation between other locations of the Irish diaspora and the dominant story about the USA and, in the process, emphasises the complexity and heterogeneity of Irish diasporan locations and experiences. This interdisciplinary collection, featuring chapters by Breda Gray, Louise Ryan and Bronwen Walter, will appeal to scholars and students of the Irish diaspora and women's migration.
Well known for her academic publications and public advocacy on the political rights of the Irish Diaspora.