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The In-Between Spaces of Asylum and Migration

A Participatory Visual Approach

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Sheds fresh light on concepts of liminality and in-betweenness in the context of refugees’ experiences in general and asylum seeker centers in particular

  • Examines Ireland’s ‘direct provision’ centres as part of an increasing network of liminal spaces, situated between and within borders, and created by a global politics of exclusion

  • Provides practice-based research that will contribute to discussions in the growing fields of participatory and visual methodologies in social science research and visual sociology

  • Advances understandings of how creative and visual methodologies can be used as a means of working collaboratively with research subjects

  • Contributes to discussions on the ethics of participatory research and the contested nature of knowledge and knowledge production

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    • Zoë O’Reilly
    Pages 1-17
  3. Asylum and Direct Provision in Ireland

    • Zoë O’Reilly
    Pages 19-55
  4. The Politics and Practice of Exclusion

    • Zoë O’Reilly
    Pages 57-94
  5. The Politics and Practice of Research

    • Zoë O’Reilly
    Pages 95-136
  6. Liminality

    • Zoë O’Reilly
    Pages 137-189
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 253-303

About this book

Based on ethnographic research with asylum seekers living in a ‘direct provision’ centre in Ireland, and comprising participatory visual methods, this work offers a unique examination of the ‘direct provision’ system that analyses the tensions between exclusion and marginalization, and involvement and engagement with local communities.

 

It gives voice to the perspectives of residents themselves through an analysis of photographic images and texts created by the participants of the project, providing fresh insight into the everyday experiences of living in these liminal zones between borders, and the various forms of attachment, engagement and belonging that they create. While the book’s empirical focus is on the Irish context, the analysis sheds light on broader policies and experiences of exclusion and the increasing number of liminal spaces between and within borders in which people seeking protection wait.

 

Situated at the intersection of social anthropology, human geography and participatory arts and visual culture, it will appeal to scholars and students focusing on migration and asylum, ethnicity and integration, as well as those with an interest in participatory and visual research methods.

Keywords

  • asylum seekers
  • Ireland
  • participatory research
  • direct provision
  • liminality
  • refugee
  • Critical border studies
  • refugee centers
  • Visual sociology
  • mobility
  • in-betweenness
  • detention centres
  • community-based participatory arts
  • Border Criminologies
  • politics of security

Reviews

“This is a most important and compelling book that exposes the precarity, liminality and exclusion of the courageous people living in direct provision in Ireland. Drawing upon both images and narratives from her participatory research, O'Reilly's commitment to research for social change shines through - together with her participants she calls for an end to the direct provision system in Ireland and we must listen!” (Maggie O’Neill, Professor of Sociology at University College Cork, Ireland)

“This book is a timely, thoughtful, and innovative book about life in limbo. Zoë O’Reilly’s participatory visual approach confronts the politics of representation and powerfully moves the lives of people seeking asylum from margin to centre. This is a must-read.” (Alison Mountz, Professor of Geography and Canada Research Chair in Global Migration at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Canada)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Geography, Maynooth University, Dublin, Ireland

    Zoë O’Reilly

About the author

Zoë O’Reilly is a researcher and lecturer in the areas of forced migration, refugee issues and race and ethnicity. She also has a particular interest in participatory and visual methodologies and has worked with participatory photography for over a decade on campaigning, research and community based projects. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The In-Between Spaces of Asylum and Migration

  • Book Subtitle: A Participatory Visual Approach

  • Authors: Zoë O’Reilly

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29171-6

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-29170-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-29173-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-29171-6

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 303

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Human Migration, Ethnography, Sociological Methods, International Security Studies

Buying options

eBook
USD 44.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-29171-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 89.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)