A Lens Over Conflicted Memory: Surveying ‘Troubles’ Commemoration in Northern Ireland

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Abstract

The political functions of conflict-related commemoration have been examined inNorthern Ireland, as in other deeply divided societies. However, a gap in research has persisted.In order to properly examine and evaluate local commemoration as a political activity,we should find out the size and spread of this activity, and ascertain who is responsible for itsproduction. Accordingly, this paper presents the findings of a scoping survey of ‘Troubles’-related commemoration in Northern Ireland. We supply survey data in relation to types ofcommemoration; categories of actor; frequency; and location. Combining this with field observationof the forms and themes of commemoration, we examine how these data can frame ourunderstandings of the environment of ‘Troubles’ memory
LanguageEnglish
Pages139-162
JournalIrish Political Studies
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016

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Keywords

  • commemoration
  • Northern Ireland
  • Troubles
  • post conflict
  • divided society
  • Political Memory

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