A Lacanian psychoanalytic interpretation of conflict in Northern Ireland
|Title:||A Lacanian psychoanalytic interpretation of conflict in Northern Ireland||Authors:||Millar, Adrian||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2158||Date:||2001||Abstract:||The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the power of Lacanian theory to bring to light the unconscious dynamics at work in the formation of ethno-national political identities. I begin by identifying the need for a Lacanian approach to communal identity. I then apply Lacanian psychoanalysis to interviews I have carried out into republicans and loyalists in Belfast, Northern Ireland, highlighting what it is both communities are in denial of as they constitute their self-interpretations. I point out how such denial helps sustain or reproduce relations of domination. I conclude that Lacanian psychoanalysis enhances our understanding and study of inter-religious and ethno-national conflicts and can be readily applied in conflict management.||Funding Details:||Not applicable||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies||Copyright (published version):||The author, 2001||Keywords:||Psychoanalysis;Ethnicity;Identity;Northern Ireland||Subject LCSH:||Psychoanalysis
Social conflict--Northern Ireland
|Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Conference Details:||Revised version of a paper presented at the International Association for Conflict Management 14th International Conference, “Towards a Dialogue between Conflict Theories and Practices Across Paradigms and Cultures”, ESSEC Business School, Cergy, France, 24-27 June 2001|
|Appears in Collections:||Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) Working Papers and Policy Papers|
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