In this book, Alan Ward has collected contributions from education, psychology, law, political science, religion, literature, and poetry in order to examine the life and mind of a community in crisis. Much has been written about the causes of conflict in Northern Ireland. Little has been said on the conflict's impact on the community. This book fills the gap by addressing not only the way violence affects daily life by also it's influence on art and culture.
About the Author
ALAN J.WARD is Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary and is also a past president of the American Committee for Irish Studies.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures
The Impact of the Northern Ireland Crisis on the Economy by N.J.Gibson
Psychological Well-Being in Northern Ireland by Karen Trew
The Impact of the Troubles on the Law and Legal System of Northern Ireland by D.S.Greer
The Northern Ireland Electorate: Three Views of the Electorate, From 1972 to 1984 by Joseph E.Thompson
The Faith and Its Forms in Times of Strife by Eric Gallagher
Catholics, Catholicism, and the Northern Ireland Crisis by Gary MacEoin
"Words at Once Both Gaff and Bait": The Writer's Response to Northern Ireland by Joseph Browne
Poets and Culture: Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, and Tom Paulin by Terence Brown
"No Petty People": William Trevor and the Anglo-Irish Dimension of the Norther Ireland Crisis by Robert E.Rhodes
Community Conscience or Reflection: Theater in Northern Ireland by Claudia Harris
About the Editor and Contributors