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Exhuming passions; the pressure of the past in Ireland and Australia.


Exhuming passions; the pressure of the past in Ireland and Australia.

Ed. by Katie Holmes and Stuart Ward.

Irish Academic Press


304 pages




Like the Capulets and Montagues or the Hatfields and McCoys, political feuds in Ireland and Australia are kept alive for hundreds of years as they are handed down through the generations. This collection of essays investigates the whys and wherefores of history used as a means of waging contemporary conflict in Ireland and Australia. Diagnosed as a population that seeks to build a country for their ancestors rather than for their children, they are imprisoned by the past and passionately engage in violence that bars the possibility of resolution. From the individual forces and symbols that fuel the fires of debate, these native scholars provide insight into the local political culture. Distributed in the US by ISBS.

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Date:Dec 1, 2011
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