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The politics of memoir and the Northern Ireland conflict

Author: Stephen Hopkins
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2013.
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This book examines memoir-writing by many of the key political actors in the Northern Irish Troubles (19691998), 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 Irelands recent past. A careful reading of these memoirs can provide insights into the lived  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hopkins
ISBN: 9781846319426 1846319420
OCLC Number: 857110253
Description: xi, 252 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Stephen Hopkins.

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This book examines memoir-writing by many of the key political protagonists in the Northern Irish 'Troubles' (1969-1998), and argues that memoir has been a neglected dimension of the study of the  Read more...

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Written in a clear, uncluttered style, this is an important work that provides the first comprehensive analysis of the importance of memoir in understanding the conflict in Northern Ireland. I often Read more...

 
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