Learning behind Bars

How IRA Prisoners Shaped the Peace Process in Ireland

Learning behind Bars is an oral history of former Irish republican prisoners in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland between 1971, the year internment was introduced, and 2000, when the high-security Long Kesh Detention Centre/HM Prison Maze closed. Les mer
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Learning behind Bars is an oral history of former Irish republican prisoners in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland between 1971, the year internment was introduced, and 2000, when the high-security Long Kesh Detention Centre/HM Prison Maze closed. Dieter Reinisch outlines the role of politically motivated prisoners in ending armed conflicts as well as the personal and political development of these radical activists during their imprisonment.


Based on extensive life-story interviews with Irish Republican Army (IRA) ex-prisoners, the book examines how political prisoners developed their intellectual positions through the interplay of political education and resistance. It sheds light on how prisoners used this experience to initiate the debates that eventually led to acceptance of the peace process in Northern Ireland. Politically relevant and instructive, Learning behind Bars illuminates the value of education, politics, and resistance in the harshest of social environments.
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Preface
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Introduction


1. The Irish Prison Arena: Republican Prisoners and the Northern Ireland Conflict
2. “Portlaoise is an example for this”: Portlaoise Prison Protests, 1973–7
3. “No prisoner has the right to advance the education of another”: Education in Portlaoise Prison
4. The Harvey/McCaughey/Smith Cumann: Sinn Féin in Portlaoise Prison, 1978–86
5. “He was just rhyming off pages of it”: Internment and the Brownie Papers, 1971–7
6. Marxist Esperanto and Socialism in Cell 26: Reading, Thinking, and Writing in the H-Blocks, 1983–9
7. “It's only when you look back …”: The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Peace Process in the 1990s


Conclusion: An Irish Century of Camps


Interview Partners
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Dieter Reinisch is a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Political Science and Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Galway.