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Truth Recovery in Northern IrelandCritically Interpreting the Past$
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Kirk Simpson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780719078620

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719078620.001.0001

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Memorialisation in post-conflict societies Critically interpreting the past

Memorialisation in post-conflict societies Critically interpreting the past

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(p.100) 5 Memorialisation in post-conflict societies Critically interpreting the past
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Truth Recovery in Northern Ireland
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Kirk Simpson

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719078620.003.0006

Throughout societies such as Northern Ireland that have experienced the deleterious effects of political violence, the creation of fitting memorials should be integral to the efforts of transitional policymakers to combat widespread ambivalence towards the suffering of victims and the legacy of conflict. In the context of a discussion of the important interface between public narrative remembering and the memorialisation of the past, this chapter presents unique conceptual suggestions in relation to the forms that memorials in transitional Northern Ireland might take. It also offers an examination of the complexities of confronting and mastering uncomfortable public political and social memory as a necessary part of post-conflict transition and democratic reconstruction.

Keywords:   Northern Ireland, memorialisation, democratic reconstruction, social memory, political violence

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