Reflections on race in contemporary Ireland

Steve Garner*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Any reflection on the category "race" in the contemporary world is inevitably framed by the cumulative layers of meanings and practices attached to bodies and cultures over the previous centuries. If the idea of race resembles anything, it is a palimpsest,1with past interpretations leaking through to make the ink of the present run. Accordingly, I present some historical notes not as a distinct prelude to the "real" story, positing a rupture of past and present, but as the beginning of the story proper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRace and Immigration in the new Ireland
EditorsJulieann Veronica Ulin, Heather Edwards, Sean O'Brien
PublisherUniversity of Notre Dame Press
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-268-07866-9
ISBN (Print)978-0-268-02777-3
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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