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Immigration and housing in the Republic of Ireland$
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Brian Portley

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780719095931

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719095931.001.0001

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Migrants’ neighbourhood experiences

Migrants’ neighbourhood experiences

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(p.31) 2 Migrants’ neighbourhood experiences
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Immigration and housing in the Republic of Ireland
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Brian Portley

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719095931.003.0002

Chapter 2 examines the social relationships migrants have with the physical environment, where their homes are located. It introduces the case study areas examined in this book: Dublin North Inner City, Dundalk and Ennis. Migrants’ settlement process is examined both prior to and upon arrival in Ireland. This chapter also examines how discourses that suggest a decline in community has occurred simultaneously with a rise in privatism which has influenced migrants’ perceptions of neighbourhood life. This chapter explores migrants’ experiences of social interactions with locals in their neighbourhoods and determines if the built environment influences the type of social contact experienced. Migrants concerns regarding living in deprived areas are outlined as are discourses that relate or influence migrants’ view of community and inclusion.

Keywords:   Neighbourhood, Settlement, Design, Discourses, Discrimination, Deprivation

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