'Forgetful Remembrance' examines what happens when communities endeavour to forget embarrassing events in their past. The question of how a society attempts to obscure problematic historical episodes is addressed through a detailed case study grounded in the north-eastern counties of the Irish province of Ulster, where loyalist and unionist Protestants - in particular Presbyterians - tried to repress for more than two centuries discomforting recollections of participation, alongside Catholics, in a republican rebellion in 1798. By exploring a rich variety of sources, Beiner makes it possible to closely follow the dynamics of social forgetting.
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||709|
|ISBN (Print)||019874935X, 9780198749356|
|State||Published - 2018|
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