The Troubles in Ballybogoin: Memory and Identity in Northern Ireland

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". . . Bill Kelleher brings the reader in to the heart of Northern Ireland and its long, tragic conflict. Northern Ireland, in all its complexity, is authentically rendered."
-Robert Connolly, writer and co-director, The Road to Reconciliation

". . . this exemplary ethnography is among the best books on Northern Ireland, and one of the very few that makes human sense of daily sectarian life."
-Lawrence Taylor, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

"More than a tour-a moving narrative."
-David Stark, Columbia University

"This is a wonderful contribution to Irish studies, postcolonial studies, and anthropology."
-Begoña Arétxaga, University of Texas, Austin

"It is a book that will be widely read and greatly appreciated."
--David Lloyd, Scripps College

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Meet the Author

William F. Kelleher Jr. is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Criticism and Interpretative Theory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1
1 Mapping Moves 23
2 Dividing Space and Making "Race" 61
3 Writing Ireland 87
4 Living the Limit 105
5 Organizing against History 135
6 Working Memories 149
7 Struggling Masculinities 183
8 Rendering Accounts 203
Notes 215
Glossary 227
References 229
Index 249
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