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Integration in IrelandThe Everyday Lives of African Migrants$
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Fiona Murphy and Mark Maguire

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780719086946

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719086946.001.0001

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Miss Nigeria, and emergent forms of life

Miss Nigeria, and emergent forms of life

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(p.122) 5 Miss Nigeria, and emergent forms of life
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Integration in Ireland
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Mark Maguire

Fiona Murphy

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719086946.003.0006

What is everyday life like for the second-generation African-Irish youth? This chapter begins with an ethnographic account of an African beauty pageant in Ireland and shows the complex interactions between generations across gendered and cultural lines. This chapter teases out the lived experiences of parenting and of growing up in African-Irish families – from parents’ hopes and fears for their children to young Nigerian and Congolese children's expressions of identity, difference and conformity.

Keywords:   Youth, Identity, Beauty pageants, Parenting, Childhood, Racialization

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