The limitations of whiteness and the boundaries of Englishness: second-generation Irish identifications and positionings in multiethnic Britain

Walter, Bronwen and Hickman, Mary J. and Morgan, Sarah and Bradley, Joseph M. (2005) The limitations of whiteness and the boundaries of Englishness: second-generation Irish identifications and positionings in multiethnic Britain. Ethnicities. ISSN 1468-7968

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Abstract

The focus of this article is the second-generation Irish in England. It is based on data collected as part of the Irish 2 project, which examined processes of identity formation amongst the second-generation Irish population in England and Scotland. The article examines and maps identifications and positionings of second-generation Irish people and discusses how two hegemonic domains – Ireland and England – intersect in the lives of the children of Irish-born parents, with material and psychological consequences. Their positionings in multiethnic Britain are compared with those of ‘visible’ minority ethnic groups, and their narratives of belonging and non-belonging are analysed in terms of the limitations of whiteness and the boundaries of Englishness.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Walter, B., Hickman, M.J., Morgan, S. and Bradley, J., 2005. The limitations of whiteness and the boundaries of Englishness: second-generation Irish identifications and positionings in multiethnic Britain. Ethnicities, 5(2), pp.160-182..
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 30 May 2013 10:36
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 12:50
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/293044

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