Northern Ireland’s 1968 at 50: agonism and protestant perspectives on civil rights

Reynolds, Chris and Parr, Connal (2020) Northern Ireland’s 1968 at 50: agonism and protestant perspectives on civil rights. Contemporary British History. pp. 1-25. ISSN 1361-9462 (In Press)

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Abstract

2018 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the seminal events of Northern Ireland’s 1968: a milestone offering up an opportunity to reassess a pivotal moment in the province’s recent past. This article will argue that the civil rights period has fitted into a common model of the past being used to perpetuate the divisions at the heart of Northern Irish society. It will go on to demonstrate how an innovative methodological and theoretical approach, based on oral history, education and – most crucially – agonism, has facilitated the unearthing and integration of complex and hitherto marginalised Ulster Protestant perspectives.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Civil rights, Northern Ireland, Ulster Protestantism, agonism, memory, museums, commemoration
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
V100 History by period
V200 History by area
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2020 14:38
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2020 14:54
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/43771

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