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Socio-ideological fantasy and the Northern Ireland conflict : the other side

Author: Adrian Millar; Manchester University Press,
Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2013. ©2006.
Series: New Approaches to Conflict Analysis (Manchester, England).
Edition/Format:   Downloadable article : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Conducting a Lacanian-inspired psychoanalysis of some of the most candid interview materials ever gathered from former IRA members and loyalists, the author demonstrates through a careful examination of their slips of the tongue, jokes, rationalisations and contradictions, that it is the unconscious dynamics of socio-ideological fantasy, i.e. the unconscious pleasure people find in suffering, domination, submission,  Read more...
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Millar, Adrian.
Socio-ideological fantasy and the Northern Ireland conflict: the other side
Manchester, UK. : Manchester University Press, 2006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Article, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Millar; Manchester University Press,
ISBN: 9781847792259 1847792251 9781847795878 1847795870
OCLC Number: 1141861108
Language Note: In English.
Notes: First published in print form: 2006.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2013. Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
Description: 1 online resource (v, 218 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Details: Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat or other PDF reader (latest version recommended), Internet Explorer or other browser (latest version recommended).
Contents: Introduction --
1. Psychoanalysis --
2. Conflict resolution --
3. Explanations of the Northern Ireland conflict --
4. The real --
5. The imaginary --
6. The symbolic --
7. Loyalists --
8. Conclusion.
Series Title: New Approaches to Conflict Analysis (Manchester, England).
Responsibility: Adrian Millar.

Abstract:

Conducting a Lacanian-inspired psychoanalysis of some of the most candid interview materials ever gathered from former IRA members and loyalists, the author demonstrates through a careful examination of their slips of the tongue, jokes, rationalisations and contradictions, that it is the unconscious dynamics of socio-ideological fantasy, i.e. the unconscious pleasure people find in suffering, domination, submission, ignorance, failure and rivalry over jouissance, that lead to the reproduction of antagonism between the Catholic and Protestant communities in Northern Ireland. In the light of this, he concludes that traditional approaches to conflict resolution which overlook the unconscious are doomed to failure and that a Lacanian psychoanalytic understanding of socio-ideological fantasy has great potential for informing the way we understand and study all inter-religious and ethnic conflicts.Whether you find yourself agreeing with the arguments in this book or not, you are sure to find it a welcome change from both the existing, mainly conservative, analyses of the Northern Ireland conflict and traditional approaches to conflict resolution.

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