Ireland abroad

Politics and professions in the nineteenth century

Oonagh Walsh, editor

Hardback €49.50
Catalogue Price: €55.00
ISBN: 1-85812-606-8
October 2003. 224pp.

Irish migration has attracted considerable attention in recent years, with many studies examining the impact – physical, psychological and cultural – on emigrants' lives. The history of the Irish diaspora, however, requires an evaluation of the fuller experience, in particular the effects of migration on the host culture. This volume addresses the subject from the perspective of the contribution made by Irish migrants in Britain, Australia, Canada, France, China and the Orient. This essay collection, which brings together scholars from the disciplines of historical geography as well as literature and history, is a welcome addition to the growing subject of Irish Diaspora Studies.

Contributors: Declan Kiberd (UCD), Clíona Ó Gallchoir (UCC), Liam Harte (UU, Magee), Peter Denman (NUIM), Kathleen Costello-Sullivan (Boston College), Louise Miskell (U Wales, Swansea), Elizabeth Malcom (U Melbourne), Diane Hotten-Somers (Boston U), Nini Rodgers (QUB), Oonagh Walsh (U Aberdeen), Martin Mitchell (U Aberdeen), Mairtin O'Cathain (UU, Coleraine), Lindsay Proudfoot (QUB), Ian McClelland (QUB), Jason King (UCC).