Prison-issue artefacts, documentary trails and the negotiated realities of political imprisonment: the case of Long Kesh / Maze, Northern Ireland.

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Traditional approaches to exploring imprisonment have seen the historian turn to the transcripts of the regime – especially government files – and the archaeologist to the prison buildings. This has ensured that historical investigations have increasingly replicated government narratives and, as LuAnn DeCunzo has noted, archaeological studies have become focussed on places of domination rather than experiences of people (2006: 184). Through the study of Long Kesh/Maze prison, Northern Ireland, it will be argued that using unconsidered sources – such as locating long disposed of material culture in documentary sources or through oral testimonies - add complexity to our understandings of experiences and negotiations of the carceral environment.
TitelArchaeologies of Rules and Regulations : between text and practice
StatusAccepteret/In press - 2018

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