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The Resource An archaeology of the Troubles : the dark heritage of Long Kesh/Maze Prison, Laura McAtackney

An archaeology of the Troubles : the dark heritage of Long Kesh/Maze Prison, Laura McAtackney

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An archaeology of the Troubles : the dark heritage of Long Kesh/Maze Prison
Title
An archaeology of the Troubles
Title remainder
the dark heritage of Long Kesh/Maze Prison
Statement of responsibility
Laura McAtackney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Long Kesh / Maze prison was infamous as the major holding centre for paramilitary prisoners during the course of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Some of the major events of the recent conflict centred on, emanated from, and were transformed by it, including the burning of the internment camp in 1974, the protests and hunger strikes of 1980-1981, the mass escape of PIRA prisoners in 1983, and the role of prisoners in facilitating and sustaining the peace process of the 1990s. Now, over a decade after the signing of the Belfast Agreement (1998), Long Kesh / Maze remains one of the most contentious remnants of the conflict and has become central to debates about what we do with such sites, what they mean, and how they relate to contemporary rememberings of the difficult recent past. The only independent archaeological investigation of Long Kesh / Maze prior to its partial demolition, this volume reveals the seminal role of material culture in understanding the prison. It moves from traditional uses of solely documentary and oral evidence to exploring the full range of material remains of the prison as they have been abandoned in situ or been dispersed and re-contextualized into wider society. Using a multitude of sources, McAtackney creatively provides a unique interpretation of the Northern Irish Troubles and the continuing destabilizing role of material remnants of the conflict in the peace process"--Provided by publisher
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1977-
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McAtackney, Laura
Dewey number
941.670824
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Long Kesh (Prison)
  • Maze Prison (Lisburn, Northern Ireland)
  • Prisons
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Political prisoners
  • Northern Ireland
  • Lisburn (Northern Ireland)
Label
An archaeology of the Troubles : the dark heritage of Long Kesh/Maze Prison, Laura McAtackney
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- 'The lights of Long Kesh': situating Long Kesh/Maze within the Northern Irish troubles -- Dissecting Long Kesh/Maze-archaeological and multi-scalar approaches -- Documents -- Artefacts -- Standing buildings -- Landscapes -- Dark heritage -- Conclusion: Bobby Sand's bed and the ghosts of place
Control code
ocn871781641
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (300 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191655425
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871781641
Label
An archaeology of the Troubles : the dark heritage of Long Kesh/Maze Prison, Laura McAtackney
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- 'The lights of Long Kesh': situating Long Kesh/Maze within the Northern Irish troubles -- Dissecting Long Kesh/Maze-archaeological and multi-scalar approaches -- Documents -- Artefacts -- Standing buildings -- Landscapes -- Dark heritage -- Conclusion: Bobby Sand's bed and the ghosts of place
Control code
ocn871781641
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (300 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191655425
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871781641

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