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Remembering the Troubles

Contesting the Recent Past in Northern Ireland

Jim Smyth (editor)

ISBN: 9780268101749

Publication Date: Mar 2017

Format: Hardback

These collected essays, by experts in Irish and British history, politics, and international studies, explore the ways in which competing "social" or "collective memories" of the Northern Ireland "Troubles" continue to shape the post-conflict political landscape. Tightly specific, sharply focused, and rich in local detail, these essays make a significant contribution to the literature of history and memory.
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The historian A. T. Q. Stewart once remarked that in Ireland all history is applied history–that is, the study of the past prosecutes political conflict by other means. Indeed, nearly twenty years after the 1998 Belfast Agreement, "dealing with the past" remains near the top of the political agenda in Northern Ireland. The essays in this volume, by leading experts in the fields of Irish and British history, politics, and international studies, explore the ways in which competing "social" or "collective memories" of the Northern Ireland "Troubles" continue to shape the post-conflict political landscape.

The contributors to this volume embrace a diversity of perspectives: the Provisional Republican version of events, as well as that of its Official Republican rival; Loyalist understandings of the recent past as well as the British Army's authorized for-the-record account; the importance of commemoration and memorialization to Irish Republican culture; and the individual memory of one of the noncombatants swept up in the conflict. Tightly specific, sharply focused, and rich in local detail, these essays make a significant contribution to the burgeoning literature of history and memory. The book will interest students and scholars of Irish studies, contemporary British history, memory studies, conflict resolution, and political science.

Contributors: Jim Smyth, Ian McBride, Ruan O'Donnell, Aaron Edwards, James W. McAuley, Margaret O'Callaghan, John Mulqueen, and Cathal Goan.

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The essays in Remembering the Troubles are admirably well-balanced, taking on board the politics of memory among republicans, loyalists, and the British army, and also giving consideration to the implications of commemoration policies in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland." - Guy Beiner, author of Remembering the Year of the French
Illustrations 8 halftones
Language English
Pages 216
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Mar 2017
Publisher University of Notre Dame Press
Subject/s European history   British & Irish history   20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000  
Jim Smyth is professor of Irish and British history at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author or editor of a number of books, including, most recently, Cold War Culture, Intellectuals, the Media, and the Practice of History.

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