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Spacing Commemorative-related Violence in Northern Ireland: Assessing the implications for a society in transition

McDowell, Sara, Braniff, Maire and Murphy, Joanne (2015) Spacing Commemorative-related Violence in Northern Ireland: Assessing the implications for a society in transition. Space and Polity, 19 (3). pp. 1-22. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13562576.2015.1057372

DOI: 10.1080/13562576.2015.1057372

Abstract

This paper explores the geography of commemorative-related violence in Northern Ireland and considers its ramifications for a society in transition. Using original primary research, this article contributes to discussions on violence, space and memory through a spatial analysis of new quantitative archival data and existing archival material explored through a multi-disciplinary lens. It examines the complex relationship between the practices and processes of commemoration, the violence that it sometimes occasions and the places in which such violence exists. In unpacking this specific form of violence we consider the continued importance of both place and past in a post-conflict society. This includes a concern for the changing structures and forms of governance that influence how the past is negotiated as Northern Ireland marks a decade of commemorations leading up to the centenary of its contested creation.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:space, commemoration, violence, conflict, memory, Northern Ireland
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Politics & International Studies
Environmental Sciences Research Institute
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Environmental Sciences Research Institute > Human Environments
ID Code:35962
Deposited By: Dr Maire Braniff
Deposited On:20 Sep 2016 18:37
Last Modified:26 Sep 2016 22:23

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