Making home in the Irish/British borderlands: The global and the local in a conflicted social space

Authors
Citation
W. Kelleher, Making home in the Irish/British borderlands: The global and the local in a conflicted social space, IDENTITIES, 7(2), 2000, pp. 139-172
Citations number
58
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Sociology & Antropology
Journal title
IDENTITIES-GLOBAL STUDIES IN CULTURE AND POWER
ISSN journal
1070-289X → ACNP
Volume
7
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
139 - 172
Database
ISI
SICI code
1070-289X(200006)7:2<139:MHITIB>2.0.ZU;2-A
Abstract
The process of making spaces into home places has become a topic of interes t as the intensity and speed Of global relations and the mobility of people increase. This article examines an Irish nationalist woman's struggles to make a "homeplace" in a Northern Ireland border town, a space marked by lon g-term political conflict. It shows that the practices entailed in producin g the material and phenomenological aspects of home take place in a transna tional field al-td that transnational relations are enabling for this woman and her female working class neighbors. The article demonstrates the artic ulation of the personal to the political and links that relationship to str uggles with the state and in the global political economy. It notes the pow er differentials in globalizing processes. The article concludes that these working class women extend their personal concerns to public spaces by con necting local cultural practices to transnational forces.