The Role of Memory in Ethnic Conflict

  • Ed Cairns
  • Mícheál D. Roe

Part of the Ethnic and Intercommunity Conflict Series book series (EAI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ed Cairns, Mícheál D. Roe
      Pages 3-8
    3. Patrick Devine-Wright
      Pages 9-33
  3. Memories of Aboriginal Pasts and Current Conflicts

  4. Conflicting Memories and Time

  5. Conflicting Memories and Conflict Resolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Frances McLernon, Ed Cairns, Christopher Alan Lewis, Miles Hewstone
      Pages 125-143
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Mícheál D. Roe, Ed Cairns
      Pages 171-180
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 181-201

About this book


What insights can we gain from the social sciences about the role memory plays in creating or re-creating the many conflicts threatening global peace in the twenty-first century? Indeed, can knowledge about the relationship between memory and conflict help resolve intergroup conflicts and heal individual hurts? This book presents a series of essays both theoretical and empirical that approach these questions from a variety of disciplines that will highlight a much-neglected aspect of one of the major problems facing the world today.


conflict conflict resolution conflicts culture government identity knowledge memory social science state teaching war

Editors and affiliations

  • Ed Cairns
    • 1
  • Mícheál D. Roe
    • 2
  1. 1.University of UlsterUK
  2. 2.Seattle Pacific UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-41240-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-1982-3
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