Commemoration as Conflict: Space, Memory and Identity in Peace Processes

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Springer, Sep 9, 2014 - Political Science - 216 pages
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McDowell and Braniff explore the relationship between commemoration and conflict in societies which have engaged in peace processes, attempting to unpack the ways in which the practices of memory and commemoration influence efforts to bring armed conflict to an end and whether it can even reactivate conflict as political circumstances change.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
The Relationship between MemoryPlace and Space
12
3 The Promise of Peace
26
4 A War by Other Means?Commemorating Conflict in theNew Northern Ireland
38
MemorySpace and Identity in the BasqueCountry
60
Memoryworkand the Battle to Belong
81
Contesting theOther through Commemorationin IsraelPalestine
102
Political Memory inthe Former Yugoslavia
125
Consolidating Narratives ofthe Liberation Struggle inPostapartheid South Africa
148
10 Conclusion
168
Notes
179
References
180
Index
199
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Sara McDowell is a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Ulster, UK. Her research focuses on the geography of memory and conflict in divided and transitional societies including Northern Ireland, South Africa, Israel/Palestine, Sri Lanka, the former Yugoslavia and the Basque Country. Her current research focuses on the dynamics of commemorative-related violence.

Máire Braniff is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Ulster, UK. Her areas of expertise include conflict resolution, peace mediation and peace agreements. She is the author of Integrating the Balkans: From Conflict to Integration (2011) and co-author of the Democratic Unionist Party: From Power to Protest.