A Lacanian psychoanalytic interpretation of conflict in Northern Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Millar, Adrian
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-08T16:08:30Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-08T16:08:30Z
dc.date.copyright The author, 2001 en
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.issn 1649-0304
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2158
dc.description 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 en
dc.description.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. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies en
dc.relation.ispartofseries IBIS Working Papers en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 13 en
dc.subject Psychoanalysis en
dc.subject Ethnicity en
dc.subject Identity en
dc.subject Northern Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Psychoanalysis en
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnopsychology en
dc.subject.lcsh National characteristics en
dc.subject.lcsh Social conflict--Northern Ireland en
dc.title A Lacanian psychoanalytic interpretation of conflict in Northern Ireland en
dc.type Working Paper en
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dc.internal.webversions http://www.ucd.ie/ibis/filestore/wp2001/13_millr.pdf en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Millar|Adrian|aut| en
dc.description.othersponsorship Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences en
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