Border crossings: being Irish in nineteenth-century Scotland and Canada

Sara Karly Kehoe

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Book abstract: Bringing together leading authorities on Irish women and migration, this book offers a significant reassessment of the place of women in the Irish diaspora. It compares Irish women across the globe over the last two centuries, setting this research in the context of recent theoretical developments in the study of diaspora. This collection demonstrates the important role played by women in the construction of Irish diasporic identities, assessing Irish women’s experience in Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. This book develops a conversation between other locations of the Irish diaspora and the dominant story about the USA and, in the process, emphasises the complexity and heterogeneity of Irish diasporan locations and experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen and Irish Diaspora Identities: Theories, Concepts and New Perspectives
EditorsD.A.J MacPherson, Mary J. Hickman
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780719089473
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Irish women
  • migration
  • Irish history
  • Scotland
  • Canada


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