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The Resource Pregnant on arrival : making the illegal immigrant, Eithne Luibhéid

Pregnant on arrival : making the illegal immigrant, Eithne Luibhéid

Label
Pregnant on arrival : making the illegal immigrant
Title
Pregnant on arrival
Title remainder
making the illegal immigrant
Statement of responsibility
Eithne Luibhéid
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""State alert as pregnant asylum seekers aim for Ireland." "Country Being Held Hostage by Con Men, Spongers, and Those Taking Advantage of the Maternity Residency Policy." From 1997 to 2004, headlines such as these dominated Ireland's mainstream media as pregnant immigrants were recast as "illegals" entering the country to gain legal residency through childbirth. As immigration soared, Irish media and politicians began to equate this phenomenon with illegal immigration that threatened to destroy the country's social, cultural, and economic fabric. Pregnant on Arrival explores how pregnant immigrants were made into paradigmatic figures of illegal immigration, as well as the measures this characterization set into motion and the consequences for immigrants and citizens. While focusing on Ireland, Eithne Luibheid's analysis illuminates global struggles over the citizenship status of children born to immigrant parents in countries as diverse as the United States, Hong Kong, and elsewhere. Scholarship on the social construction of the illegal immigrant calls on histories of colonialism, global capitalism, racism, and exclusionary nation building but has been largely silent on the role of nationalist sexual regimes in determining legal status. Eithne Luibheid turns to queer theory to understand how pregnancy, sexuality, and immigrants' relationships to prevailing sexual norms affect their chances of being designated as legal or illegal. Pregnant on Arrival offers unvarnished insight into how categories of immigrant legal status emerge and change, how sexual regimes figure prominently in these processes, and how efforts to prevent illegal immigration ultimately redefine nationalist sexual norms and associated racial, gender, economic, and geopolitical hierarchies."--
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Luibhéid, Eithne,
Dewey number
325.417
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Difference incorporated
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ireland
  • Women immigrants
  • Pregnant women
  • Political refugees
  • Women
Label
Pregnant on arrival : making the illegal immigrant, Eithne Luibhéid
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Shifting boundaries through discourses of childbearing -- Counternarratives of migration law and childbearing -- Baby gives birth to parents: direct provision and subject formation -- The "right to life of the unborn" and migration controls -- Reproductive futurism and the temporality of migration control -- From childbearing to multiple sexuality and migration struggles
Control code
ocn857604754
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 299 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816685400
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857604754
Label
Pregnant on arrival : making the illegal immigrant, Eithne Luibhéid
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Shifting boundaries through discourses of childbearing -- Counternarratives of migration law and childbearing -- Baby gives birth to parents: direct provision and subject formation -- The "right to life of the unborn" and migration controls -- Reproductive futurism and the temporality of migration control -- From childbearing to multiple sexuality and migration struggles
Control code
ocn857604754
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 299 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816685400
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857604754

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