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The Resource The politics of memoir and the Northern Ireland conflict, Stephen Hopkins, (electronic resource)

The politics of memoir and the Northern Ireland conflict, Stephen Hopkins, (electronic resource)

Label
The politics of memoir and the Northern Ireland conflict
Title
The politics of memoir and the Northern Ireland conflict
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Hopkins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines memoir-writing by many of the key political actors in the Northern Irish ‘Troubles’ (1969–1998), and argues that memoir has been a neglected dimension of the study of the legacies of the violent conflict. It investigates these sources in the context of ongoing disputes over how to interpret Northern Ireland’s recent past. A careful reading of these memoirs can provide insights into the lived experience and retrospective judgments of some of the main protagonists of the conflict. The period of relative peace rests upon an uneasy calm in Northern Ireland. Many people continue to inhabit contested ideological territories, and in their strategies for shaping the narrative ‘telling’ of the conflict, key individuals within the Protestant Unionist and Catholic Irish Nationalist communities can appear locked into exclusive and self-justifying discourses. In such circumstances, while some memoirists have been genuinely self-critical, many others have utilised a post-conflict language of societal reconciliation in order to mask a strategy that actually seeks to score rhetorical victories and to discomfort traditional enemies. Memoir-writing is only one dimension of the current ad hoc approach to ‘dealing with the past’ in Northern Ireland, but in the absence of any consensus regarding an overarching ‘truth and reconciliation’ process, this is likely to be the pattern for the foreseeable future. This study provides the first comprehensive analysis of a major resource for understanding the conflict.--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hopkins, Stephen
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rhetoric
  • Autobiographical memory
  • Political violence
  • Social conflict
  • Northern Ireland
Label
The politics of memoir and the Northern Ireland conflict, Stephen Hopkins, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781781385685/type/BOOK
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The study of political memoir and the legacy of the conflict in Northern Ireland -- Provisional republican memoir-writing -- Departing the republican movement : memoir-writing and the politics of dissent -- Loyalist paramilitarism and the politics of memoir-writing -- Memoir-writing and moderation? Ulster unionists face the Troubles -- Northern nationalists and memoir-writing : the Social Democratic and Labour Party and the Troubles -- A case-study of memoir-writing and the elusive search for a political settlement : the 1974 power-sharing executive and Sunningdale -- British ministers and the politics of Northern Ireland : reading the political memoirs of Secretaries of State -- Journalists, the Northern Ireland 'Troubles' and the politics of memoir-writing -- Victims and memoir-writing : leaving the Troubles behind? -- Chroniclers of the conflict
Control code
CR9781781385685
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 252 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781846319426
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875686082
Label
The politics of memoir and the Northern Ireland conflict, Stephen Hopkins, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781781385685/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The study of political memoir and the legacy of the conflict in Northern Ireland -- Provisional republican memoir-writing -- Departing the republican movement : memoir-writing and the politics of dissent -- Loyalist paramilitarism and the politics of memoir-writing -- Memoir-writing and moderation? Ulster unionists face the Troubles -- Northern nationalists and memoir-writing : the Social Democratic and Labour Party and the Troubles -- A case-study of memoir-writing and the elusive search for a political settlement : the 1974 power-sharing executive and Sunningdale -- British ministers and the politics of Northern Ireland : reading the political memoirs of Secretaries of State -- Journalists, the Northern Ireland 'Troubles' and the politics of memoir-writing -- Victims and memoir-writing : leaving the Troubles behind? -- Chroniclers of the conflict
Control code
CR9781781385685
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 252 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781846319426
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875686082

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