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Lullabies and Battle Cries: Music, Identity and Emotion among Republican Parading Bands in Northern Ireland

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Volume 13

Dance and Performance Studies

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Lullabies and Battle Cries

Music, Identity and Emotion among Republican Parading Bands in Northern Ireland

Jaime Rollins

270 pages, 20 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-921-9 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (August 2018)

eISBN 978-1-78533-922-6 eBook


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“Rollins offers an insightful account of the changing landscape of republican identity politics in post–Peace Process Northern Ireland, illuminating a surprisingly neglected topic and reshaping our thoughts of what the future of Northern Ireland may look like.” • Richard Jenkins, University of Sheffield

Description

Set against a volatile political landscape, Irish republican culture has struggled to maintain continuity with the past, affirm legitimacy in the present, and generate a sense of community for the future. Lullabies and Battle Cries explores the relationship between music, emotion, memory, and identity in republican parading bands, with a focus on how this music continues to be utilized in a post-conflict climate. As author Jaime Rollins shows, rebel parade music provides a foundational idiom of national and republican expression, acting as a critical medium for shaping new political identities within continually shifting dynamics of republican culture.

Jaime Rollins has a PhD in anthropology from Queen’s University Belfast. She has assisted with a number of research projects, including Public Displays of Flags and Emblems in Northern Ireland, commissioned by the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister. She has previously published in Anthropology in Action and in the Irish Journal of Anthropology, where she has also been a guest editor. Her research interests include identity, emotion, memory, political agendas expressed through narratives and song, textiles and art, and medical anthropology. She is currently pursuing a nursing degree.

Subject: Performance Studies General Anthropology
Area: Northern Europe



Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations

Introduction: Entering the Field

Chapter 1. Theoretical Overview
Chapter 2. Historical Background
Chapter 3. The Bands: History, Context and Methodology
Chapter 4. Parading Identities
Chapter 5. Defining Communities by How They Sound: Rebel Music and Republican Politics
Chapter 6. It Was Music That Kept Their Spirits Free: Emotion and Memory in Rebel Music
Chapter 7. Memorializing Immortality: Commemoration, Narrative and Political Ritual

Conclusion: The Musical Construction of Remembrance

Appendices

Bibliography
Index

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