Amanda Haynes

Amanda Haynes
University of Limerick | UL · Department of Sociology

PhD

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Introduction
My interests centre on the analysis of discursive, classificatory and physical violences, particularly those motivated by prejudice. My current research focuses in particular on gender variant persons’ experiences of hostility and access to justice. I am a co-director of both the Hate and Hostility Research Group and the Power, Discourse and Society Research Group at the University of Limerick. My research has been funded by the European Union and the Irish Research Council.
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September 2000 - present
University of Limerick
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (68)
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National manifestations of anti-Muslim racism reflect both transnational and local self-imaginings and relations of power. In this article, Carr and Haynes present Irish anti-Muslim racism as exemplifying the confluence of such forces. They argue that Muslims are caught in a clash of racializations; in this instance, between exclusionary Irishness...
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Irish Travellers are a traditionally nomadic ethnic minority indigenous to Ireland. Although recognized as an ethnic minority in adjacent jurisdictions, the Irish state persistently and explicitly denied recognizing Travellers’ separate ethnicity and pursued assimilationist policies designed to eradicate Travellers’ differences. However, in the lat...
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This article examines the impact of territorial stigma in Limerick, a peripheral Irish city, and whether such stigma can be successfully resisted. It begins by exploring the development of the concept of territorial stigma and its five key characteristics. We reflect on how stigmatization has impacted communities in this city. We then utilize Katz’...
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The appropriate recording of hate crime by state authorities (most usually by the police) has been recognized internationally as important to addressing hate crime. However, little scholarly attention has been paid to the role played by civil society in monitoring hate crime. This article will elaborate a range of purposes fulfilled by civil societ...
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The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. The name "Emma MacIntosh" should be corrected to "Emma Marie MacIntosh".
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This article addresses the big ‘P’ politics of hate by examining the circumstances that produced an apparent radical and sudden shift among the parties of government in Ireland from long-standing resistance to the introduction of hate crime legislation to an expansive approach to protecting commonly targeted minorities. By means of a directed quali...
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This paper examines the perceptions of residents’ in two housing estates in Limerick, a peripheral Irish city, on how (un)safety effects their day-to-day lives and is an intrinsic element in the production and reproduction of their urban territories. In focusing on these areas which are currently ‘undergoing’ the largest urban regeneration project...
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The authors of this article had been working on the issue of hate crime from within frustrated disciplinary silos: from a sociological perspective, and from a legal perspective. In 2012, however, we began to discuss potential avenues for interdisciplinary research: tentative at first, and then with increasing energy and determination. In September...
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Ireland’s Traveller and Roma populations, although distinct, face a number of shared challenges, the most concerning of which is deep-rooted and widespread racism. At the same time however, there is little documented evidence of hate crime against these two communities. This chapter addresses the paucity of data on anti-Traveller and anti-Roma hate...
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The Republic of Ireland is unique in Western democracies in not having legislation which targets the hate element of a crime (Perry 2001). There is no obligation upon the court to take either a bias motivation, or demonstration of bias, into account when determining the appropriate sanction to impose in a given case (Haynes and Schweppe 2016). The...
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This edited collection emerged from an all-Island symposium on hate crime, organised by the Hate and Hostility Research Group and hosted by the University of Limerick in May 20141. The purpose of the day-long event was to bring together academics, activists and practitioners, working with and across a range of commonly targeted identity groups, wit...
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Hate Crime is a field of increasing concern in academic, activist and the policy domains (Chakraborti 2010). This first comprehensive critical account of hate crime in the Irish context provides a unique contribution to the field of hate studies and activism. The originality of this edited collection is underscored by three features of this book. F...
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A community still in the process of achieving political visibility, trans people have been relatively neglected in hate crime research in comparison to other commonly targeted groups. What we do know about anti-transgender hate crime provides cause for significant concern. The growing body of research in this area finds that trans people are among...
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This article argues for the importance of disciplinarity in the education of novice sociologists and considers the impact of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) on opportunities for undergraduate students to achieve a command of the discipline. The promotion of modularization and generic skills integral to establishing the EHEA can be underst...
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Resistance to austerity in Ireland has until recently been largely muted. In 2013 domestic water charges were introduced and throughout 2014 a series of protests against the charges emerged, culminating in over 90 separate marches on November 1. In this paper we examine the discourses which are produced and circulated by politicians and the mainstr...
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The authors of this article had been working on the issue of hate crime from within frustrated disciplinary silos: from a sociological perspective, and from a legal perspective. In 2012, however, we began to discuss potential avenues for interdisciplinary research: tentative at first, and then with increasing energy and determination. In September...
Technical Report
The aim of this Report is to progress the discussion of and generate an impetus for, legislative change in the area of hate crime in Ireland. This Report and its conclusions are informed by primary research with non-governmental organisations engaged in supporting communities which are targets of to hate crime; as well as a systematic review of int...
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We examine how an Irish stigmatised neighbourhood is represented by Google Street View. In spite of Google’s claims that Street View allows for ‘a virtual reflection of the real world to enable armchair exploration’ (McClendon, 2010). We show how it is directly implicated in the politics of representations. We focus on the manner in which Street Vi...
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We examine how an Irish stigmatised neighbourhood is represented by Google Street View. In spite of Google's claims that Street View allows for a virtual reflection of the real world to enable armchair exploration' (McClendon, 2010). We show how it is directly implicated in the politics of representations. We focus on the manner in which Street Vie...
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This article investigates the role of journalists in the media construction of a socially excluded and stigmatized local authority housing estate. We seek to identify the ways in which the production context of ‘newsmaking’ is reflected in such content. Having outlined the problematic ways in which the estate in question is portrayed, we argue that...
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In 2009, a faculty-reviewed student undergraduate journal titled Socheolas. The Limerick Student Journal of Sociology was officially launched. The journal, now in its fourth volume, is produced, edited, and managed by a small team from within the Department of Sociology at the University of Limerick in Ireland. The objective of this student journal...
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INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH INDICATES that recessionary periods may be accom- panied by a decline in the quality of relations between the majority population and migrant groups as the latter are at risk of being scapegoated for the economic down- turn. In that context, political leadership on the matter of immigration is of crucial importance, with poli...
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By triangulating analyses of content and reception with a focus on production, this article attempts to understand the dynamics of and underlying reasons for the media stigmatisation of place. The research described contributes to a body of work examining how mass media and other social forces factor in the creation of negative stereotypes that dam...
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In a media setting, and within the public mind, Ireland's 'Third City' has acquired an intensely negative reputation over time.1 While there are many historical precedents for the maligning of the place's image, it is generally agreed that it reached a new low within media practice in the 1980s with the ascription, in some media quarters, of the la...
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The rapid development of the Irish economy in the 1990s has provided substantial scope and possibilities for radical change. During this period the Irish economy has experienced high growth rates, expanding employment and low levels of unemployment. This paper evaluates the trend in welfare provision and social outcomes for this period. Although th...
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peer-reviewed This article presents quantitative and qualitative accounts of relational discourses in a random sample of approximately 4100 texts written by Irish young people (aged 10-12 and 14-17 years). The existence of such discourses is indicated by references to family and friends. The article shows that although the majority refer to such ti...
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Suggesting that a focus on young people can be regarded as a kind of litmus test of the cultural processes operating in a society, this article looks at their ideas about time and space in the context of exploring the extent to which Ireland is a post/late modern society. Drawing on a stratified one in ten random sample of approximately 34,000 text...
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Concerns the effects of world class manufacturing on the quality of working life of shop floor workers. Theoretically, it is grounded in the conflict between two opposing paradigms – the flexible specialisation thesis and labour process theory. Methodologically, it is based on qualitative data gathered in 1996 during in-depth interviews with employ...

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In December 2016 a group of homeless activists occupied a derelict NAMA-controlled building in Dublin with the intention of converting it into housing for the homeless. The group, operating under the banner of housing group Home Sweet Home, said the building has been occupied as “a last resort… to save lives”. The group put out a call for skilled people including medical staff and tradespeople to help out, a call which drew a significant positive response. This research seeks to investigate what prompted the activists to occupy that particular building at that particular time and to examine the impact which the involvement of celebrities / musicians had on this process. Finally, it seeks to guage the opinions of those professionals working in Homeless services on such activities. T
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McCafferty (2011) documented the manner in which housing policies have contributed to the creation of segregated and marginalised social spaces. This research also examines the way media constructions contribute to this process. A core aim of this research is to generate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the ways in which the local and national print media represent social exclusion in these public housing estates in Limerick City. In doing so we recognise the significance of the mass media’s role in shaping public perceptions about social problems. Through this research, we aim to: • establish how these estates are depicted in media representations • establish how the material and social conditions in these estates are explained in media representations • establish what impact such representations have on the residents of these estates • What can be done to counter problematic (mis)-representations