"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. . . . A highly imagination and significant book.
"Formations of Violence" is an important addition to
the literature on political violence."--David E. Schmitt,
"American Political Science Review"
|Artifacts and Instruments of Agency Surfaces and Centers Embodied Transcripts Map of the Book The Politics of Narration|
|Spatial Formations of Violence Origin Space Partitions|
|The Interface The Sanctuary Paramilitaries, Populist Violence, and State Formation The Runback|
|Hardmen, Gunmen, Butchers, Doctors, Stiffs, Ghosts, and Black Men From Hardmen to Gunmen Sensory Formations|
|The Butchers Genealogies of the Dead Stiffing Doorsteps Sacrificial Transfers|
|The Symbolic, the Imaginary, and the Real The Black Man|
|Being Done: Rites of Politicl Passage Endocolonization|
|The Collectivization of Arrest Resisting Arrest Capture Getting Done Arrest and Death Interrogation: Ceremony of Verification|
|The Name and the Eye White Spaces The Sensorium of Death Breaking the Interrogation Battle-proofing|
|The Breaker's Yard Prison Regime Criminalization Aborted Initiations Scatology|
|The Mirror The Body as Weapon Artifact Mechanical Bears Techniques and Discourses of the Body|
|Eschatology H6 The Stiff The Lark Biological Time, Prison Time, Historical Time Sacrifice Doubled A Scene of Exchange from the Gospels Interiorizing Subjects and Objects|
|The Reversal of Sacrifice|
|Republican Paramilitary Cohort|
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Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st January 1991
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.2 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2