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The wars we inherit : military life, gender violence, and memory

Author: Lori E Amy
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2010.
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By combining personal memoir and critical analysis, the author links the violence we live in our homes to the violence that structures our larger culture. This book brings insights from memory and trauma studies to the story of violence in the author's own family. She concerns herself with the violence associated with the military, and how this institution of public, cultural violence, with its hypermasculinity,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lori E Amy
ISBN: 9781592139606 1592139604 9781592139613 1592139612
OCLC Number: 468973485
Description: xii, 203 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 21 cm
Contents: Frank and Sally --
The hole things fall into --
Forgetting and re-membering --
Interlude I: on the event without a witness --
Re-membering II --
Interlude II: on bearing witness --
If I should die before I wake --
Interlude III: on bearing witness to the process of witnessing --
The pasts we repeat I: Margaret --
Interlude IV: the uncanny return --
The pasts we repeat II: Jenny --
If our first language is the silence of complicity, how do we learn to speak? --
The work of war --
Interlude V: on the violence of nations in the violence of homes --
Toward re-membering a future --
The work of love.
Responsibility: Lori E. Amy.

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"By making the figure of the child central to the story of this book, the author charts out a dazzling path showing us how to draw lines of connection between the routine violence of a militarization Read more...

 
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