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Migration, life narratives, memory and subjectivity: Reflections on an archival project on Irish migration
Migration, life narratives, memory and subjectivity: Reflections on an archival project on Irish migration

Author(s): Breda Gray
Subject(s): Geography, Regional studies, Recent History (1900 till today), Methodology and research technology, Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today), Migration Studies
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: migration; life narratives; memory; Ireland migration; archival project;
Summary/Abstract: This article considers three theoretical approaches (late-modern, postmodern and feminist) to the apparent obsession with self-narration and memory in the early twenty-first century as they relate to an archival project on Irish migration. This archival project focused on the life narratives of those who witnessed mass out-migration from 1950s Ireland. The article reflects on the extent to which this project and the motivations of both the researchers and contributors reflect these theoretical accounts of the biographical turn.

  • Page Range: 119-127
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English