Commemoration and Bloody Sunday: Pathways of Memory by Brian Conway (auth.)

By Brian Conway (auth.)

Show description

Read or Download Commemoration and Bloody Sunday: Pathways of Memory PDF

Similar media studies books

Armed Madhouse: Undercover Dispatches from a Dying Regime

‘Razor sharp learn … indicates why each US citizen can be quaking of their boots’ Metro, Books of the 12 months ‘Bill Hicks with a press cross’ The ListAward-winning guerrilla journalist Greg Palast has long past the place so much were too scared to unearth the grotesque fact concerning the haves and have-mores who rule our international … the USA.

Literatursoziologie: Eine Einführung in zentrale Positionen - von Marx bis Bourdieu, von der Systemtheorie bis zu den British Cultural Studies

Die literatursoziologische Diskussion hat in den letzten Jahren wichtige Impulse erhalten. Diese kommen sowohl aus der Literaturwissenschaft als auch aus den Sozialwissenschaften, wo neue Ansätze (Systemtheorie, Bourdieus Kultursoziologie, Cultural stories u. v. m. ) neue Zugangsweisen zur Literatur eröffnen.

Extra resources for Commemoration and Bloody Sunday: Pathways of Memory

Sample text

It became a frame of reference for denoting time – the past was partitioned into that which happened ‘before Bloody Sunday’ and that which happened ‘after Bloody Sunday’6 – and space – many people remember where they were when Bloody Sunday happened. Irish nationalists, and Irish republicans in particular, worked hard to embed and prolong this event in Northern Irish collective memory and to propagate, transmit and distribute its history. 7 And Bloody Sunday had a lot going for it in commemorative terms – a pre-existing commemorative tradition via street mural painting, resonance with historical grievances and experiences of oppression, a large number of people with direct experience of the event, and committed historians willing to work hard at keeping it fresh and up to date.

These grievances were sparked off by Britain’s colonial project and a chronicle of this antagonistic Anglo-Irish colonial relationship helps to provide a socio-historical context to the events of 1972 and to place them in the context of a long history of division and discord. To fully understand the political claim-making and counter-claimmaking – for example, between nationalists and Catholic Church sources, between nationalists and unionists, and between republicans and the British state – that took place at Bloody Sunday commemorations one is pushed back into Irish history.

Relatives of the dead, volunteer members of committees established to remember the event, politicians, journalists, or who people who were present on the original march or other commemorative events, made up the interview sample. Not all had direct, first-hand, personal and unmediated experience of Bloody Sunday, but most had. Younger interviewees experienced the event indirectly via their participation in the annual commemoration, the media and popular culture. 69 To help address this possible presentist bias, where possible I cross-checked respondent accounts of the past against available textual accounts.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.85 of 5 – based on 46 votes

Related posts