Refugees and Forced Displacement in Northern Ireland’s Troubles

BookRefugees and Forced Displacement in Northern Ireland’s Troubles

Refugees and Forced Displacement in Northern Ireland’s Troubles

Untold Journeys

Migrations and Identities, 12

2022

November 1st, 2022

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'This book makes a significant contribution to the literature in the field and that there is no doubt that it helps to plug a substantial gap in the debate about the Troubles and their legacy.'
Dr Patrick Fitzgerald, Head of Research and Development at The Mellon Centre for Migration Studies.

Though forced displacement constituted a central and pervasive feature of the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ effecting tens of thousands of citizens, remarkably it has been afforded little more than a footnote or fleeting reference in most accounts of the conflict. This book seeks to ‘end the silence’ surrounding this neglected and ubiquitous aspect of the conflict. Based on 88 in-depth qualitative interviews with victims and survivors, and extensive secondary research, this fascinating study provides the first comprehensive examination of forced displacement in Northern Ireland. The analysis presented captures the unique perspectives of those forcibly uprooted over the course of the 30-year conflict and places on historical record their stories and experiences. This thought-provoking work challenges and broadens prevailing understandings of conflict-related violence, harm, and loss in Northern Ireland to demonstrate the centrality of forced movement, territory, and demographics to the roots and subsequent trajectory of the Troubles. In doing so, it shows that to fully understand the eruption and outplaying of the Troubles and its elusive peace, engagement with and understanding of the legacy of forced displacement is crucial.

'This book makes a significant contribution to the literature in the field and that there is no doubt that it helps to plug a substantial gap in the debate about the Troubles and their legacy.'
Dr Patrick Fitzgerald, Head of Research and Development at The Mellon Centre for Migration Studies.

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Author Information

Dr Niall Gilmartin is Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies, Ulster University, Dr Brendan Ciarán Browne is Assistant Professor in Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation, Discipline of Peace Studies, at Trinity College Dublin.

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
Acknowledgements
Maps
CHAPTER ONE – INTRODUCTION: THE SILENCE OF WAR
CHAPTER TWO – FORMATIONS OF INTIMIDATION, FEAR AND FLIGHT
CHAPTER THREE – EVACUATION, EXILE AND RESETTLEMENT
CHAPTER FOUR – RUPTURED LIVES: HARMS, LOSS & GRIEVANCES
CHAPTER FIVE – ADDRESSING THE LEGACY OF DISPLACEMENT
CHAPTER SIX – CONCLUSION
Bibliography
Index