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Pregnant on Arrival: Making the Illegal Immigrant

Eithne Luibhéid

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680993
eISBN:
9781452946634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680993.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book-length study explores the discursive construction of pregnant migrants in Ireland as paradigmatic figures of illegal immigration; the measures that were taken in response; and the cultural, ... More


Counternarratives of Migration Law and Childbearing

Eithne Luibhéid

in Pregnant on Arrival: Making the Illegal Immigrant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680993
eISBN:
9781452946634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680993.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Two uses interview narratives and participant observation to suggest that Ireland’s immigration and asylum system is reactive, poorly planned, and exclusionary, making it virtually impossible ... More


Introduction

Eithne Luibhéid

in Pregnant on Arrival: Making the Illegal Immigrant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680993
eISBN:
9781452946634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680993.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The Introduction explains the book’s major arguments, the materials and methodologies that are used, and key historical and contextual information.


Shift ing Boundaries through Discourses of Childbearing

Eithne Luibhéid

in Pregnant on Arrival: Making the Illegal Immigrant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680993
eISBN:
9781452946634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680993.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter One analyzes critical speeches delivered by the Minister for Justice, who is responsible for immigration policy, in which he characterizes women’s pregnancy as “evidence” of growing illegal ... More


Reproductive Futurism and the Temporality of Migration Control

Eithne Luibhéid

in Pregnant on Arrival: Making the Illegal Immigrant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680993
eISBN:
9781452946634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680993.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Five analyzes the 2004 Citizenship Referendum, which ended the practice of automatically granting citizenship to any child born in Ireland. The Referendum was intended to stop immigration ... More


Conclusion

Eithne Luibhéid

in Pregnant on Arrival: Making the Illegal Immigrant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680993
eISBN:
9781452946634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680993.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The Conclusion brings the book’s arguments together by reviewing how pregnancy became the basis for claiming that certain migrants were “illegal,” and then implementing laws and policies that ... More


Baby Gives Birth to Parents: Direct Provision and Subject Formation

Eithne Luibhéid

in Pregnant on Arrival: Making the Illegal Immigrant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680993
eISBN:
9781452946634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680993.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Three analyzes how the social welfare system attempts to transform asylum-seeking migrants into dependent, demoralized, and impoverished subjects. That transformation facilitates the state’s ... More


From Childbearing to Multiple Sexuality and Migration Struggles

Eithne Luibhéid

in Pregnant on Arrival: Making the Illegal Immigrant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680993
eISBN:
9781452946634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680993.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 6 provides an overview of what happened to migrant parents with citizen children after the passage of the citizenship referendum, and then describes further conflicts over sexualities and ... More


The “Right to Life of the Unborn” and Migration Controls

Eithne Luibhéid

in Pregnant on Arrival: Making the Illegal Immigrant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680993
eISBN:
9781452946634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680993.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Four centers on a Supreme Court decision involving a Nigerian asylum seeker who tried to avoid deportation by arguing that she was pregnant and the Irish Constitution promises to “defend and ... More


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