Sociology Faculty

Amanda Haynes
BA (UL), M.Soc.Sc (NUI), PhD (UL)
Lecturer in Sociology

Dr. Amanda Haynes is a Lecturer in Sociology and Course Director of the UL Certificate in Women’s Studies. She holds a Masters degree in Social Science from UCD and a PhD from UL. She was awarded the Limerick 800th PhD Scholarship in Comparative Local Government and Local Development Strategy. She is a member of the executive committee of the Sociological Association of Ireland and the Programme for University Industry Interface. Amanda's current research focuses on mass media representations of immigrants.

Research Interests

Immigration, asylum, and mass media representations of same; Racism; Regional innovation systems; Social Networks; Research methods; Computer-aided qualitative data analysis.

Current Research Projects

Since 2002, Amanda has been working, with Dr. Eoin Devereux and Dr. Michael Breen, on a major project dealing with mass media treatment of new migrants into Ireland, particularly their representation and construction.

Selected Recent Publications

with Breen, M.J. & Devereux, E. (2005) Smuggling Zebras for Lunch. In √Čtudes Irlandais. Forthcoming.

“Social Capital and Regional Growth.” In M Corcoran and M Peillion (eds.) Place and Non-Place: Irish Sociological Chronicles 4th edition. Dublin: IPA, 2004.

with Devereux, E. & Breen, M.J. (2004). A Cosy Consensus on Deviant Discourse: How the refugee and asylum seeker meta-narrative has endorsed an interpretative crisis in relation to the transnational politics of the world's displaced persons. In M. Kearney (ed.) Postmodernism: The Global Moment Conference Kogakuin University, Tokyo.

with O’Connor P. & Kane C. ’Relational Discourses: Social Ties with Family and Friends’ Childhood, Aug 2004; 11: 361 - 382.

with O'Connor P. & Kane C. “Young People’s Ideas about Time and Space” Irish Journal of Sociology. 11, 1: 43-61, 2002.

with Devereux, E. (2000) "The Media and Social Exclusion: The Views of Media Professionals". In Perception is Power, 62-71. Dublin: Integra

with Devereux, E. (2000) "Irish Print Media Coverage of the 1998 Sudanese Crisis: The Case of the Irish Times", (with E. Devereux) Media Development. XLVII, 1/2000: 20-22.

with Devereux, E. (2000) "The Media and Social Exclusion: The Views of Media Professionals", Poverty Today. 47: 7, 2000.

"Effects of World Class Manufacturing upon Shop Floor Workers", Journal of European Industrial Training. 23, 6 & 7: 300-309, 1999. (Available online through Business Source Premier)

PROJECT

Conflation Construction and Content

Description

Conflation, Construction and Content is a major project dealing with mass media treatment of new migrants into Ireland, particularly in relation to issues of representation and construction.

Conference Papers

with Breen, M.J. & Devereux, E. ‘Public exercises in othering: Irish media representations of asylum seeking’ Liminal Irish Identities, 18th-20th March, 2005, University College Dublin, Ireland‘

with Breen, M.J. & Devereux, E. Media and Refugees: How media coverage influences people’s (negative) attitudes on refugees and asylum seekers’. Universitair Centrum Sint-Ignatius Antwerpen (UCSIA) conference on 'Solidarity in Europe: are migration and enlargement real challenges?', September 22-24, 2004

with Breen, M.J. & Devereux, E. ‘From ‘King-Con’ to ‘Con Artists’ Irish Media Coverage of Asylum Seekers and Refugees’. Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, June 25-28, 2004.‘

with Breen, M.J. & Devereux, E. ’Go home, you thieving randy bastards’: The underlying messages about refugees and asylum seekers in the Irish and UK media.’ Paper presented at the 4th Biannual Conference of Nordic Irish Studies Network, Dalarna, Sweden, April 22-24 2004,

with Breen, M.J. & Devereux, E. ‘Beyond snails and puppy dog tails: How gender is used as a descriptor and selector for reporting child and adult sexual abuse in the Irish and UK print media’. Paper presented at the 4th Biannual Conference of Nordic Irish Studies Network, April 22-24 2004, Dalarna, Sweden

with Breen, M.J. & Devereux, E. Hegemony Disguised: How discourse analysis is inadequate in the disclosure of the real locus of social control’ Postmodernism: The Global Moment, the 1st Annual Kogakuin University/University of Limerick International Conference of Science and Humanities inTokyo, Japan from the 9th to the 11th of March, 2004.

with Breen, M.J. & Devereux, E. ‘A Cosy Consensus on Deviant Discourse: How the refugee and asylum seeker meta-narrative has endorsed an interpretative crisis in relation to the transnational politics of the world's displaced persons’ Postmodernism: The Global Moment, the 1st Annual Kogakuin University/University of Limerick International Conference of Science and Humanities inTokyo, Japan from the 9th to the 11th of March, 2004.

with Breen, M.J. & Devereux, E. ‘Smuggling Zebras for lunch: The Construction of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Irish Print Media in 2002’, 4th EFACIs Conference, Braga, Portugal, 11-13 December, 2003.

with O’Connor, P. ‘Who Am I? Being and Becoming’ 6th European Sociological Association Conference, Murcia Spain, 24th September 2003.

with O’Connor, P. “Young People’s Narratives of Identity”, Themes in Sociology: Celebrating 30 Years of the Sociological Association of Ireland, Sociological Association of Ireland 30th Annual Conference, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan, 25-27 April 2003.

with O’Connor, P. & Kane C. “The meaning of Young People’s Social Ties”, International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, Kampala, Uganda, July, 2002.

with Breen, M.J. & Devereux, E. "Perception is Power: Irish Media Professionals and Social Exclusion" Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, Tampere, Finland, June, 2002.

with O’Connor, P. & Kane C. “Connecting Young People: The Nature of Social Ties” Transitions, Sociological Association of Ireland 29th Annual Conference, Galway, 26-28 April, 2002.

with Deverell-Alcazar, A. & Ledwith, A. "Clustering A Key Action Strategy for Stimulating Innovation and Regional Development" HTSF Conference on Clustering, Manchester Business School, 18th April, 2002.

with Devereux, E. "Exploring Media Glocalisation : A Quantitative and Qualitative Content Analysis of the Influence of Local versus Global Mediation in the Irish Times Coverage of the Sudanese Famine". Paper presented at Session 7.4 (a) 'Forces Shaping Content: How Cultural Forces and Media Content are Mutually Self-Referential and Reinforcing'. Crossroads in Cultural Studies 3rd International Conference, Birmingham, June 21st-25th, 2000.

"Nodal Planning Strategy: Choosing Ireland's Growth-Centres for the 21st Century". Paper presented at Sociological Association of Ireland 27th Annual Conference, Kilkenny, May 5-7th, 2000.

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