Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 December 2013

176 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719091230

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Truth recovery in Northern Ireland

Critically interpreting the past

Kirk Simpson

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Newly available in paperback
  • A highly original and innovative examination of contemporary post-conflict Northern Ireland
  • Argues for a Habermasian model of dialogue, communication and storytelling to aid truth recovery in Northern Ireland, stressing the need for language and narrative to be reclaimed and re-articulated by victims of political violence
  • Presents a critical interpretation of the past in Northern Ireland as a potential answer to the crises of meaning that can occur in a society searching for the truth of its violent past
  • Based on extensive fieldwork and theoretical synthesis

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