The work of Rene Girard has given us a critical lens through which to understand the central importance of sacred violence in Northern Ireland. Likewise Northern Ireland acts as a laboratory through which the hypothesis of model-rival and model-obstacle relationships can be viewed. This article explores the connectipons concluding that Girard provides an important insight into the pathology of conflict in ethnically conte4sted societies.
|Journal||Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis and Culture|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - Apr 1995|
- Rene Girard
- Northern Ireland