Reconstructing hunger: recollection and re-presentation of the 1981 hunger strike

dc.contributorSmith, James
dc.contributorSweeney, Miriam E.
dc.contributor.advisorRiter, Robert B.
dc.contributor.authorKinder, Eliscia
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-14T18:12:10Z
dc.date.available2018-12-14T18:12:10Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.descriptionElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.abstractAs a pivotal moment in “the Troubles,” various media have portrayed the 1981 hunger strike, including documentary films and print journalism, as well as artistic representations that span from murals and street art to feature-length films. I would like to explore the theoretical framework of a digital archive that will support the complexity of this historical event, both in the content of the material and the cultural issues that arise from addressing a traumatic moment for Northern Irish communities. I approach this project from a humanities perspective to push the boundaries of traditional archival practices while experimenting with developments in the field of digital humanities. I am particularly invested in how systems-level archival construction can foster dynamic (re)readings of the past. I also explore the ethical responsibilities and repercussions of such an archival system. Ideally, this archive will contribute to our understanding of the hunger strike and help illuminate other protests in separate conflicts. However, sociological conditions and the limitations of electronic archives suggest this will be a difficult process.en_US
dc.format.extent98 p.
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otheru0015_0000001_0003118
dc.identifier.otherKinder_alatus_0004M_13611
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/5250
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.hasversionborn digital
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.rightsAll rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.en_US
dc.subjectLibrary science
dc.subjectHistory
dc.titleReconstructing hunger: recollection and re-presentation of the 1981 hunger strikeen_US
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etdms.degree.departmentUniversity of Alabama. School of Library and Information Studies
etdms.degree.disciplineLibrary and Information Studies
etdms.degree.grantorThe University of Alabama
etdms.degree.nameM.L.I.S.
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