English, Article edition: Discourses of diasporic responsibility in Ireland: The modern moment and the discursive costs of moving In this paper, I offer a critical reflection regarding the rhetorical employment of an analogy between mid-nineteenth-century, Fam-ine-age emigrants from Ireland and non-Irish-national immigrants that have been increasingly present in the Republic of Ireland since the mid-1990s. While this discursive device is considered to be po-litically correct, cosmopolitan, and/or accepting of recent migrants to Ireland, I maintain that drawing the comparison between Fam-ine-age and earlier emigrants from Ireland and current-day immi-grants to the island supports the characterization of non-Irish-national residents as less than modern and incapable of integration into Irish society. Aaron Thornburg

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  • Discourses of diasporic responsibility in Ireland: The modern moment and the discursive costs of moving In this paper, I offer a critical reflection regarding the rhetorical employment of an analogy between mid-nineteenth-century, Fam-ine-age emigrants from Ireland and non-Irish-national immigrants that have been increasingly present in the Republic of Ireland since the mid-1990s. While this discursive device is considered to be po-litically correct, cosmopolitan, and/​or accepting of recent migrants to Ireland, I maintain that drawing the comparison between Fam-ine-age and earlier emigrants from Ireland and current-day immi-grants to the island supports the characterization of non-Irish-national residents as less than modern and incapable of integration into Irish society.
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  • Celtic Tiger; diasporic responsibility; immigration dis-course; Irish emigration; immigration to Ireland
  • RePEc:mig:journl:v:6:y:2009:i:1:p:37-47
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