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Memory and Belonging in Ulster Loyalist Identity

McAuley, James W. (2016) Memory and Belonging in Ulster Loyalist Identity. Irish Political Studies, 31 (1). pp. 122-138. ISSN 0790-7184

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In Northern Ireland there is a constant struggle between competing interpretations of historical events, the determination of which serves to validate and legitimate views of the present and to meet contemporary political concerns. The memory of historical events carry a profound political significance, as the past is altered to suit present purposes, and transmitted across generations by commemoration and memorialization. This article examines how Ulster Loyalist collective memory is characterized by an attempt to ensure collective coherence and how individuals understand their relationship to contemporary political events through their interactions with the past.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Academy for British and Irish Studies
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2016 13:32
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 07:46


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