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.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents1. Introduction 2. Landscapes of Commemoration: The Relationship between Memory, Identity and Space 3. The Promise of Peace 4. A War by other Means? Commemorating Conflict in the New Northern Ireland 5. Contested Visions: Memory, Space and Identity in the Basque Country 6. Challenging the Boundaries of the Sri Lankan State: Memory-work and the Battle to Belong 7. An Intractable Conflict and an Irreconcilable past: Contesting the 'Other' through Commemoration in Israel/Palestine 8. Preserving the Past and Shielding the Future: Political Memories in the Former Yugoslav Countries 9. 'Till Jesus Comes Again': Consolidating Narratives of the Liberation Struggle in Post-apartheid South Africa Conclusion