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The spirit of mourning : history, memory and the body

Author: Paul Connerton
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How is the memory of traumatic events, such as genocide and torture, inscribed within human bodies? In this book, Paul Connerton discusses social and cultural memory by looking at the role of mourning in the production of histories and the reticence of silence across many different cultures. In particular he looks at how memory is conveyed in gesture, bodily posture, speech and the senses - and how bodily memory,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Connerton
ISBN: 9781107011397 1107011396 9781107648838 1107648831
OCLC Number: 710045170
Description: xi, 178 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The birth of histories from the spirit of mourning --
2. Seven types of forgetting --
3. Silences --
4. Spatial orientation --
5. Tradition as conversation and tradition as bodily re-enactment --
6. Tattoos, masks, skin --
7. Bodily projection.
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Discusses how the memory of traumatic events, such as genocide and torture, is inscribed within human bodies.  Read more...

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