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Introduction

Veena Das, Arthur Kleinman, Margaret Lock, Mamphela Ramphele and Pamela Reynolds

in Remaking a World

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780520223295
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520924857 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520223295.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter introduces social trauma and the remaking of everyday life. It first discusses the coverage of the three volumes on violence, before explaining the ethnographies that are presented in this book. It studies trauma, the relation between collective memories and individual memories, and violence that is embodied in the hibakusha (or the survivors of the atomic bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima). This chapter ends with detailed discussions of the survivor's narrative, communities, and the relation between memory and event.

Keywords: social trauma; violence; collective memories; individual memories; hibakusha; survivor's narrative; communities

Chapter.  12452 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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