Lullabies and Battle Cries examines the relationship between music, emotion, memory, and identity in Northern Irish republican parading bands, exploring how rebel parade music provides a foundational idiom of national and republican expression, acting as a critical medium for shaping new political identities.
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Jaime Rollins holds a doctorate from Queen's University Belfast, and has published multiple articles on music and parading in Northern Ireland and the expression of republican identity through music.
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Introduction: Entering the Field
Chapter 1. Theoretical Overview
Chapter 2. Historical Background
Chapter 3. The Bands: History, Context and Methodology
Chapter 4. Parading Identities
Chapter 5. Defining Communities by How They Sound: Rebel Music and Republican Politics
Chapter 6. It Was Music That Kept Their Spirits Free: Emotion and Memory in Rebel Music
Chapter 7. Memorializing Immortality: Commemoration, Narrative and Political Ritual
Chapter 8. The Musical Construction of Remembrance
"Rollins offers an insightful account of the changing landscape of republican identity politics in post-Peace Process Northern Ireland, illuminating a surprisingly neglected topic and reshaping our thoughts of what the future of Northern Ireland may look like." Richard Jenkins, University of Sheffield
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