Formations of Violence: The Narrative of the Body and Political Terror in Northern Ireland (Google eBook)

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University of Chicago Press, Aug 13, 1991 - History - 319 pages
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"A sophisticated and persuasive late-modernist political analysis that consistently draws the reader into the narratives of the author and those of the people of violence in Northern Ireland to whom he talked. . . . Simply put, this book is a feast for the intellect"—Thomas M. Wilson, American Anthropologist

"One of the best books to have been written on Northern Ireland. . . . A highly imagination and significant book. Formations of Violence is an important addition to the literature on political violence."—David E. Schmitt, American Political Science Review

  

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240b. violence, trauma, etc. very interesting attention to spatial production. Read full review

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240b. violence, trauma, etc. very interesting attention to spatial production. Read full review

Contents

1 Artifacts and Instruments of Agency
1
2 Spatial Formations of Violence
17
3 Hardmen Gunmen Butchers Doctors Stiffs Ghosts and Black Men
46
Rites of Political Passage
85
5 The Breakers Yard
147
6 Eschatology
218
Glossary
271
Organizations Cited
276
Republican Paramilitary Cohort
280
Notes
283
References
303
Index
311
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About the author (1991)

Allen Feldman is associate professor at the Department of Media Culture and Communication at New York University. He is the author of The Northern Fiddler and Formations of Violence, the latter also published by the University of Chicago Press. 

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