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Ireland and Victims

Confronting the Past, Forging the Future


Edited By Lesley Lelourec and Grainne O'Keeffe-Vigneron

Recent years have seen the topic of victims and victimhood brought to the fore on the island of Ireland, both in the North with the publication of the controversial Eames/Bradley report dealing with victims of the Troubles, and in the Republic with the publication of the final Ryan Report on institutional abuse.
In this collection, drawing on the cross-disciplinary nature of Irish studies, contributors from the fields of history, literary and cultural studies, politics, sociology and civic society provide multifaceted perspectives from which to examine the issue of victimhood in Ireland. The volume explores in detail how a traumatic past, whether repressed or proclaimed, can continue to impact on the present, both at a personal and societal level.


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Part 1 (Re) Constructing Discourses of Victimhood


Part 1 (Re) Constructing Discourses of Victimhood Claire Dubois ‘The Wooing of Erin’: Women as Victims in the Visual Arts of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries This chapter will study representations of women as victims and their ambivalence ...

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