Formations of Violence: The Narrative of the Body and Political Terror in Northern Ireland

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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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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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Allen Feldman is professor in the Department of Media Culture and Communication at New York University.

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