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Integration in Ireland: The Everyday Lives of African Migrants

Fiona Murphy and Mark Maguire


During the past fifteen years, many thousands of people have passed through the Irish asylum system, especially migrants from Africa. Public debates in Ireland, in common with other EU Member States, have been framed by ‘integration’ discourse. However, not enough is known about lived experiences of integration, especially among former asylum seekers and their families. This book builds on several years of in-depth ethnographic research to provide a striking portrait of the integration experiences of African migrants in Dundalk, Drogheda and Dublin. The book draws on contemporary anthropologic ... More

Keywords: Integration, African migrants, Ireland, Work, Education, Pentecostalism, Politics, Youth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719086946
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719086946.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fiona Murphy, author

Mark Maguire, author