Show simple item record Edkins, Jenny 2016-03-22T18:45:45Z 2016-03-22T18:45:45Z 2006-12-01
dc.identifier.citation Edkins , J 2006 , ' The Local, the Global and the Troubling ' Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy , vol. 9 , no. 4 , pp. 499-511 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1369-8230
dc.identifier.other PURE: 5804848
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: dd136d71-79e4-43f5-9ffa-5eadd40b797e
dc.identifier.other crossref: 10.1080/13698230600941937
dc.identifier.other 2160/36143
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract This chapter explores what is left out when we examine Northern Ireland as a problem with causes to which there might be solutions. It argues that constituting it this way, as ‘the troubles’, already contributes to the perpetuation of what it is trying to resolve. Such a form of analysis is problematic in other situations, and the chapter will examine the literature on famines as an example of how this happens. If the search for causes and solutions is counterproductive, what do we do? The chapter puts forward two parallel possibilities. First I argue that a Foucauldian approach that proposes drawing on a combination of local knowledges and detailed histories can be helpful. Second I explore the suggestion that locating the troubles in their global context calls for a dialogue that does not forget the ruptures of difference. This means that we should pay attention to what remains troubling: questions such as trauma, violence, testimony and forgiveness. Grand narratives conceal the fragility of possible ‘solutions’; what is needed, the chapter argues, is a slow and painstaking re‐making of the world, brick by brick, that allows the ruins of the past to remain visible. en
dc.format.extent 13 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy en
dc.rights en
dc.subject intellectuals en
dc.subject problem solving en
dc.subject violence en
dc.subject trauma en
dc.subject Forgetting en
dc.title The Local, the Global and the Troubling en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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