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Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

Cultural, Autobiographical and Absent Memories of Orphanhood

The Girls of Nazareth House Remember

Authors: Edwards, Delyth

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  • The first book in the field of memory studies that examines the identity of care
  • Uses the Northern Irish context as an example
  • Examines public and cultural narratives of care experiences as memories
  • Provides in-depth first-hand accounts of memories as told by those remembering and the emotion and story of such memories
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This book offers an empirically informed understanding of how cultural, autobiographical and absent memories of orphanhood interact and interconnect or come into being in the re-telling of a life story and construction of an identity. The volume investigates how care experienced identities are embedded within personal, social and cultural practices of remembering. The book stems from research carried out into the life (hi)stories of twelve undervalued ‘historical witnesses’ (Roberts, 2002) of orphanhood: women who grew up in Nazareth House children’s home in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Several themes are covered, including histories of care in Northern Ireland, narratives and memories, sociologies of home, and self and identity. The result is an impressive text that works to introduce readers to the complexity of memory for care experienced people and what this means for their life story and identity.

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Delyth Edwards is a lecturer in the Sociology of Childhood and Youth at Liverpool Hope University, UK.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultural, Autobiographical and Absent Memories of Orphanhood
Book Subtitle
The Girls of Nazareth House Remember
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64039-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64039-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64038-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87705-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 219
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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