Remembering Violence: Anthropological Perspectives on Intergenerational Transmission (Hardcover)

Remembering Violence: Anthropological Perspectives on Intergenerational Transmission By Nicolas Argenti (Editor), Katharina Schramm (Editor) Cover Image

Remembering Violence: Anthropological Perspectives on Intergenerational Transmission (Hardcover)

By Nicolas Argenti (Editor), Katharina Schramm (Editor)

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Psychologists have done a great deal of research on the effects of trauma on the individual, revealing the paradox that violent experiences are often secreted away beyond easy accessibility, becoming impossible to verbalize explicitly. However, comparatively little research has been done on the transgenerational effects of trauma and the means by which experiences are transmitted from person to person across time to become intrinsic parts of the social fabric. With eight contributions covering Africa, Central and South America, China, Europe, and the Middle East, this volume sheds new light on the role of memory in constructing popular histories - or historiographies - of violence in the absence of, or in contradistinction to, authoritative written histories. It brings new ethnographic data to light and presents a truly cross-cultural range of case studies that will greatly enhance the discussion of memory and violence across disciplines.

Product Details ISBN: 9781845456245
ISBN-10: 1845456246
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: December 1st, 2009
Pages: 280
Language: English