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Formations of Violence: The Narrative of the Body and Political Terror in Northern Ireland

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"A sophisticated and persuasive late-modernist political analysis that consistently draws the reader into the narratives of the author and those of the people of violence in Northern Ireland to whom he talked. . . . Simply put, this book is a feast for the intellect"—Thomas M. Wilson, American Anthropologist

"One of the best books to have been written on Northern Ireland. .
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Paperback, 327 pages
Published August 13th 1991 by University Of Chicago Press
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Anthony Buckley
Mar 06, 2009 Anthony Buckley rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ireland, anthropology
One of the paradoxes of Northern Ireland has been the coincidence of extreme violence with a genuine sense - certainly within ethnic groups, but even across the sectarian divide - of good neighbourliness and community. Allen Feldman has written a highly theoretical study dealing with one extreme of this polarity. It deals with some very bloody people and their bloodier activities.

Feldman has engaged in some very dangerous fieldwork, interviewing people and discussing topics that I, as an anthro
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May 22, 2009 Jerry rated it liked it
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240b. violence, trauma, etc. very interesting attention to spatial production.
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