annotated bibliography 749

annotated bibliography 749.


In this assignment, you need to provide:

– Identify five academic works (academic journal articles and/or published book and book chapters) that directly relate to your research question.

– Provide an annotation of each work including:

(a) A summary of the theory/hypothesis and the findings of this research.

(b) A reflection on the applicability to your project.

– Each entry in your annotated bibliography should address the following items

(a) Thesis/research question

(b) Basic theory underlying the work

(c) Method used to reach conclusions (supporting material, literature reviewed, method)

(d) Primary conclusions (stick to about three if many)

(e) How this work will “fit” into your paper

– Incorrect Annotated Bibliography–Too general, little detail, no findings:

∗ O’Malley, Padraig. 1990.Biting at the Grave. Boston: Beacon Press.

This book explores the Hunger Strikes that took place in the Northern Irish Prisons from October 1980 to October 1981, which resulted in the death of 10 Irish prisoners. O’Malley discusses the hunger strikes, the reaction to them, the consequences of them and finally the legacy of them in the northern Irish conflict. The author investigates the hunger strikes through interviews with the priests who visited the striking prisoners, their families and neighbours, prison and government officials, and local politicians as well as by analyses of the media during this period.

– Correct Annotated Bibliography–Thesis, elaborates on theory, findings (but weak on method):

∗ Hoffman Eva. 2003. The Balm of Recognition: Rectifying wrongs through the Generations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

This article discusses the aftermath of a conflict and its effect on the next generation, their collective memory. It also focuses on the need to make use of the collective memory of the post-conflict generation in order that history won’t repeat itself and conflict arises again. Hoffman uses the South Truth and Reconciliation Committee as an example to prove that the “world of violence cannot be righted but it can be rectified.”

The author explains that systematic violence which is meant to humiliate such as torture is the worst kind that affects collective memory and the way it is interpreted could affect the resurgence or reduction of conflict. As the post-generation is the hinge between the past and future and much depends on how it turns from one to another. Therefore the method of transmission of these memories is important in order to “remember without hating”. When the author talks about post generation she defines it as the children of both the victims and the perpetrators, who through collective memory and guilt could re-start the conflict in a reverse manner where the children of the victim would turn on the children of the perpetrator.

The author concludes that the only way that remembering without hurting could occur is if there is dialogue between the children of the victim and perpetrator so that memory would be truly collective in the sense that each would hear the others memories as well would understand and identify with the other.

– Other templates of a good annotated bibliography can be found here: https: //

– You are encouraged to follow the format of the American Political Science Review and the Chicago Manual of Style for your citations and reference. The Center for International Studies does not require a unified citation style, and the only requirement is that you need to be consistent in the format you choose.

annotated bibliography 749