Memories of the Struggle
: Representations of Political Violence in the Highlands of Scotland and the Pacific Northwest of the United States

  • Kiera Anderson

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


This thesis explores four linked issues related to collective memories of political violence. I consider how traumatic events are remembered, and how the affective aspects of traumatic memories can be included within historical narratives. I also examine which narratives are dominant within an organisation’s collective memory, and how to connect narratives of political violence across time and location. I consider how practice-based research can be used to capture the emotive aspects of interpersonal political violence within historical narratives, particularly when it comes to ‘muted’ narratives of political violence experienced by women. I used a range of methods in my research project, including oral history interviews, experimental video and sound work, digital media production, community engagement, and archival research.
Date of Award2019
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorMary Modeen (Supervisor) & Christopher Whatley (Supervisor)

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