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.
|Title of host publication||Race and Immigration in the new Ireland|
|Editors||Julieann Veronica Ulin, Heather Edwards, Sean O'Brien|
|Publisher||University of Notre Dame Press|
|Number of pages||30|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|