A Lacanian psychoanalytic interpretation of conflict in Northern Ireland

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dc.contributor.authorMillar, Adrian-
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-08T16:08:30Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-08T16:08:30Z-
dc.date.copyrightThe author, 2001en
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.identifier.issn1649-0304-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/2158-
dc.descriptionRevised 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 2001en
dc.description.abstractThe 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.en
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dc.publisherUniversity College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIBIS Working Papersen
dc.relation.ispartofseries13en
dc.subjectPsychoanalysisen
dc.subjectEthnicityen
dc.subjectIdentityen
dc.subjectNorthern Irelanden
dc.subject.lcshPsychoanalysisen
dc.subject.lcshEthnopsychologyen
dc.subject.lcshNational characteristicsen
dc.subject.lcshSocial conflict--Northern Irelanden
dc.titleA Lacanian psychoanalytic interpretation of conflict in Northern Irelanden
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dc.neeo.contributorMillar|Adrian|aut|-
dc.description.othersponsorshipIrish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciencesen
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