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Life history and the Irish migrant experience in post-war England: Myth, memory and emotional adaptation

Barry Hazley


What role does memory play in migrants’ adaption to the emotional challenges of migration? How are migrant selfhoods remade in relation to changing cultural myths? This book, the first to apply Popular Memory Theory to the Irish Diaspora, opens new lines of critical enquiry within scholarship on the Irish in modern Britain. Combining innovative use of migrant life histories with cultural representations of the post-war Irish experience, it interrogates the interaction between lived experience, personal memory and cultural myth to further understanding of the work of memory in the production of ... More

Keywords: Irish Diaspora, Post-war England, Migrant experience, Life history, Popular Memory, Myth, Emotion, Selfhood, Adaption, Composure

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781526128003
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526128010


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry Hazley, author
University of Manchester